This course provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and man-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.


Ch.1 – Studying Earth
Ch.2 – Ecological Interactions
Ch.3 – Biomes
Ch.4 – Human Interaction in the Global Ecosystem
Ch.5 – Energy Resources
Ch.6 – Resources in the Biosphere
Ch.7 – Managing the Human Impact On Our World


Students will demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form, demonstrating the ability to create an appropriate annotated bibliography and the ability to use effective presentation skills.
Students will demonstrate interpretative skills including the ability to analyze data statistically, assess reliability, interpret results and draw reasonable conclusions.
Students will develop standards of professional behavior that include rules of ethics and etiquette.