Environmental Science (ENV) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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ENV 100 - Basic Environmental Science
Presents and discusses basic scientific, health-related, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of environmental activities, policies/decisions. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems and their potential solutions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 101 - Introduction to Environmental Technology I
Introduces students to basic scientific principles. Includes fundamentals of biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. Course integrates scientific disciplines as they relate to environmental technology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ENV 102 - Introduction to Environmental Technology II
Introduces students to basic scientific principles. Includes fundamentals of biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. Course integrates scientific disciplines as they relate to environmental technology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ENV 108 - Environmental Microbiology
Studies characteristics and activities of micro-organisms, showing their essential relation to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Explores fundamentals of bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology, emphasizing their relationships to community health. Includes soil, water, wastewater, and industrial microbiology.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 121 - General Environmental Science I
Explores fundamental components and interactions that make up the natural systems of the earth. Introduces the basic science concepts in the discipline of biological, chemical, and earth sciences that are necessary to understand and address environmental issues.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Part I of II.
4 credits
ENV 122 - General Environmental Science II
Explores fundamental components and interactions that make up the natural systems of the earth. Introduces the basic science concepts in the disciplines of biological, chemical, and earth sciences that are necessary to understand and address environmental issues.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Part II of II.
4 credits
ENV 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ENV 220 - Environmental Problems
Studies the relationship of man to his environment; ecological principles, population dynamics, topics of current importance including air, water, and noise pollution; poisoning and toxicity, radiation, conservation and management of natural resources.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 221 - Natural Resource Management
Examines environmental aspects of mining and petroleum exploration, management of forest resources, surface and groundwater resource management and alternative energy systems. Familiarizes students with the regulatory environment in mining and exploration and examine case histories of reclamation and remediation projects in both hard rock and fossil fuels. Includes applications such as high yield forestry and renewable energy and examines in light of global sustainability issues and changing economics of oil.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ENV 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits