SRJC Course Outlines

10/23/2021 12:40:32 PMENVST 40 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENVST 40Title:  ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM  
Full Title:  Environmental Forum
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled011 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  04 - Different Topics
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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A series of lectures, readings, and classroom discussions on topics of environmental concern including an introduction to the field of environmental studies, four to six guest lectures on various environmental topics, and an introduction to employment opportunities within the field.  Presentations given by invited guest lecturers and/or Santa Rosa Junior College faculty.  Topics change from semester to semester.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A series of lectures, readings, and classroom discussions on topics of environmental concern including an introduction to the field of environmental studies, four to six guest lectures on various environmental topics, and an introduction to employment opportunities within the field.  Presentations given by invited guest lecturers and/or Santa Rosa Junior College faculty.  Topics change from semester to semester.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Evaluate and analyze readings in environmental literature.    
2.  Distinguish fact from opinion and evaluate their use.  
3.  Summarize and critically evaluate oral and written presentations.
4.  Analyze environmental issues and the interaction among various environmental disciplines.   
5.  Identify environmental career opportunities associated with specific environmental issues as well as opportunities related to local, regional and national trends.   
6.  Repeating students will demonstrate further comprehension of a broader array of environmental issues and disciplines due to their exposure to different topics.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to environmental studies
     A. Interdisciplinary nature of environmental studies
    B. Environmental Studies major at SRJC
2.  Environmental career opportunities
3.  Current topics in environmental studies.  Topics change from semester to semester.  Potential topics may include:
    A. Climate change
    B. Ecology and biodiversity
    C. Energy
    D. Environment and culture
    E. Environmental history, literature, philosophy, or ethics
    F. Environmental policy, politics, economics, or planning
    G. Green building and design
    H. Human population
    I.  Pollution and waste
    J. Resources and resource use
    K. Restoration and natural resources management  
     L. Sustainability
    M. Sustainable agriculture
    N. Transportation

Assignments:
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1.  Assigned readings from newspapers, websites, and peer-reviewed or popular journals based on guest lecture topics.  Reading will vary depending on the topic, but will average approximately 10-20 pages per guest lecture.  
2.  Four to six writing assignments (2-4 pages each) summarizing, analyzing and evaluating guest lectures and reading materials.  
3.  Attend lectures and participate in and/or lead class discussions.  
4.  Final examination based on lectures, discussions and presentations.   Exam may include a combination of objective and written responses.
5. Repeating students will complete assignments demonstrating further comprehension of a broader array of environmental issues and disciplines due to their exposure to different topics.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
60 - 80%
Summary and evaluative papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Final objective and/or essay exam.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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