Science 230 is a fully online course that addresses environmental issues currently faced by humankind. There are no science prerequisites for the course. The course requires that the student be interested in the environment and able to read The New York Times, either in print or online, for articles on the environment. The course requires two or three writing assignments every week, reading chapters in the book, watching online videos and reading posted lectures. There will also be some at-home exercises for you to do and write up. There are deadlines for all assignments.
Goals and Objectives
Objective of Course: At the end of this course, the student should be more aware of the environment around themselves and of the Earth in general. The student should be able to find sources of information about environmental situations. The student should be able to analyze newspaper articles and give critical reviews within a specified framework.
Learning Objectives: Recognize the range of environmental issues in the news Be able to identify ecosystems and how they function interactively Be able to look at lifestyles relative to sustainability Consider energy alternatives, citing benefits and costs of each Recognize the human impact upon the Earth Appreciate the abundance of clean water in the US and how it stays that way Recognize waste treatment options and waste reduction.
Chapters18, 19 - Air and Air Pollution - Causes/Cures
Third test (not proctored)
Chapters 14, 15, 16 - Energy
Chapter 21 - Solid Wastes and Recycling
Chapter 23 - Sustainable Communities and Lifestyle
Proctored Final Exam
Proctor Information Please note that this
course requires a proctor for two of the four tests. You can read more
about the proctoring program and the steps needed to obtain an approved proctor
by clicking on this link: Proctoring Program.There are no study aids
(book,notes, other Internet connection) allowed during the proctored exams and
the time limit is 90 minutes for the fifty questions.