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    University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  Nov 21, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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ESC 1500 - Introduction to Environmental Science I

(4) Credit Hours

An introduction to systematic ways in which the human mind comprehends the natural world; emphasis on studies of living systems, natural processes, and related phenomena including basic ecological principles and environmental problems at local, national, and global levels. Topics to be covered include evolution, ecosystems, human overpopulation, biodiversity, energy sources, solid waste, and pollution of air, water, and soil. The laboratory integrates the scientific approach and provides hands-on experience in identification of abiotic and biotic factors affecting environmental quality. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: MATH 1006 or MATH 1130 or MATH 1710 or MATH 1720 or MATH 1830 or MATH 1910 and MATH 1911 with a minimum grade of C or Math ACT score of 22 or above or department head approval. Corequisites: ESC 1500L or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 

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