Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-506-146 058870 Intro to Environmental Science
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-506-146 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ...an introduction to the basic principles of environmental science including ecology, energy, resources, waste management, air, water, and soil pollution.
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Define environmental science
  2. Describe environmental policies, ethics, and current issues
  3. Describe Ecosystems
  4. Explain energy flow in ecosystems
  5. Describe population dynamics
  6. Explain material cycles in ecosystems
  7. Explore environmental health
  8. Explain agricultural methods and pest management
  9. Explain soil functions, composition, texture
  10. Describe connections between ecosystem health and public welfare
  11. Explain the components of the atmosphere and describe climate change
  12. Explain air quality sources and impacts
  13. Explain the Hydrologic Cycle
  14. Interpret surface water quality
  15. Differentiate between energy sources
  16. Summarize sustainable communities and lifestyle
  17. Describe solid waste and waste disposal methods