ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (ENVS)

ENVS 001  INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Relationship of living organisms to the environment, including human impact on the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. Emphasis is placed on understanding of biological and physical science issues currently faced by society. Includes laboratory and field investigation of ecosystems and the environment. No credit if taken after BIOL 037, BIOL 040 or PHSC 037. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ENVS 002  HUMAN IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Interaction of human populations with local and global environments. Interrelationships of ecosystem and biosphere components. No credit if taken after BIOL 036 or GEOG 010. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ENVS 003  CHEMISTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: MATH 125, 127B, 128B, or 150

Introduction to basic chemistry and environmental science for the non-science major with an emphasis on how chemical principles relate to everyday life. Topics include: indigenous practices, natural resources, water usage, pollution, healthy food, chemical additives to food, common organic chemicals, pesticides, drugs, household products, redox, soap-making, nuclear issues and composting. Required fields trips. No credit if taken after CHEM 010. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ENVS 010  ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: AG-PS 206L

Introduction to environmental horticulture surveying the structure and function of horticultural practices in the laboratory, agricultural and natural landscapes. Examination of plant structures, growth processes, physiology, propagation, growth media, biological competitors, environmental variables, and post-harvest factors of food, fiber, and ornamental plants. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ENVS 011  SOIL SCIENCE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: AG-PS 128L

Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. Focus on soil classification, derivation, use, function and management including erosion, moisture retention, structure, cultivation, organic matter and microbiology. Laboratory topics include soil type, classification, soil reaction, soil fertility and physical properties of soil. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours of laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ENVS 012  PLANT MATERIALS AND USAGE I  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: AG-EH 108L

Identification, growth habits, culture and ornamental use of landscape and indoor plants adapted to climates of California. Plants emphasized will come from the current California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC) and Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Certification Tests Plant Lists. Covers those plants best observed and studied in the spring of the year. Plant materials from local regions will also be included, with special emphasis on drought tolerant plants. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ENVS 020  INDEPENDENT STUDY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Recommended Preparation: Enrollment in or completion of any college-level (1-99) course in the Natural Sciences
Enrollment Limitation: Permission of the Dean

Independent, faculty-guided student inquiry, project, research, laboratory experiment and/or field investigation. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ENVS 030  ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD INVESTIGATIONS  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of ENVS 001 or ENVS 002

Field investigation of the environment in an area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ENVS 040  ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD LABORATORY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of ENVS 001, 002 or 003

Observation and interpretation of environmental phenomena in the field. Required instructional trips. Recommended enrollment in or completion of any Environmental Studies lecture or lecture/lab course. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass