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9/28/2020 9:18:36 PMENVST 40 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENVST 40Title:  ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM  
Full Title:  Environmental Forum
Last Reviewed:10/27/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled06 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:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
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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 guest lecturers.  Topics change from semester to semester.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

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 guest lecturers.  Topics change from semester to semester.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Evaluate, analyze, and summarize environmental information from a variety of sources.  
2.  Identify connections between environmental issues and the various disciplines involved in Environmental Studies.
3.  Identify potential careers in enviromental disciplines.
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Evaluate and analyze environmental information from a variety of sources.      
2.  Summarize and critically evaluate oral and written presentations.
3.  Analyze environmental issues and the interaction among various environmental disciplines.   
4.  Explore environmental career opportunities.

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. Sustainable building design and construction
    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 average approximately 10-20 pages per guest lecture.  
2.  Three to six written summaries (2-4 pages each) analyzing and evaluating guest lectures.   
3.  Three to six homework assignments (1-2 pages each).

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
70 - 90%
Written summaries and homework assignments
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
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Attendance and participation, in-class activities


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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