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ENV 116 - Environmental Science Lab

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
This lab supplements discussion in ENV 115  Environmental Science. Lab includes laboratory and field work related to environmental science. Emphasis is placed on scientific methodology and investigation.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or prior completion of ENV 115  or equivalent
Competencies
  1. Explain the safety procedures and health rules of the environmental science laboratory
    1. Identify the locations of safety equipment in the environmental science laboratory
    2. Comply with safety and health rules of the environmental science laboratory
  2. Identify scientific issues, concepts, and hypotheses related to environmental science, which may include sustainability, human population growth, population ecology, biodiversity, energy, water resources, soul conservation, modern agriculture, atmospheric
    1. Identify key components of the issue, concept or hypothesis
    2. Explain the importance of the issue, concept or hypothesis
    3. Relate basic scientific principles to the issue, concept or hypothesis
  3. Relate scientific literature to scientific issues, concepts and hypotheses in environmental science
    1. Review relevant scientific information
    2. Select appropriate literature
    3. Distinguish scientific literature from popular, non-science based literature
  4. Design a strategy for scientific investigation
    1. Select appropriate investigative activities
    2. Describe how each activity will be completed
    3. Explain how each activity will aid in the investigation
    4. Organize activities into an appropriate timeline for completion in the allotted timeframe
  5. Investigate scientific issues, concepts, and hypotheses related to environmental science



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