Course Learning Outcomes

• Students will become familiar with Earth as a system and learn to communicate effectively about environmental issues using an “Earth System” perspective.

• Students will learn fundamental terminology, principles, and relationships related to environmental sciences and the Earth system.

• Students will make appropriate use of written, oral, and visual communication skills while communicating their understanding of concepts and issues related to atmospheric science.

• Students learn how to safely acquire scientific information from traditional measurement techniques (instrumentation) and understand the importance of precision, accuracy, and environmental safety.

• Students will take responsibility for your own learning.

• Develop the ability to work and think independently.

• Develop the ability to work and think within a team or larger group.

• Students learn how to create graphs (x-y scatter plots) and use graphs (x-y scatter plots, bar charts, and contour plots) to display or extract information related to environmental science.

• Students develop their online skills by making extensive use of online resource to acquire information, visualize data and concepts, and analyze the behavior of simple models related to environmental sciences.

• Students will analyze issues, claims, and situations related to environmental science using appropriate scientific methodology including data analysis and model simulations. They will identify information that is important to a specific problem from extraneous information and distinguish between fact and opinion.

• Identify the relationship between flows of energy or matter through the environment and stocks of energy or matter, Examples include the greenhouse effect, water cycle, air and water pollution, and world population.

• Explain the current scientific understanding of natural and anthropogenic causes of climate change ant the connection with our future.


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