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Environmental Science Lab (BIOL 1137)

Total Credits: 1
Lab Credits: 1

Description: This course is a practical examination of issues raised in BIOL 1136 that are related to the human impact on Earth’s ecological systems; resource and energy use and pollution. It will introduce students to doing outdoor field investigations. Completion of both BIOL 1136 and BIOL 1137 are required count as a MnTC Goal Area 3.

Topical Outline:
1. Examine topics raised in BIOL 1136 (Environmental Science) in the laboratory
2. Become familiar with the Scientific Method
3. Get firsthand experience working with scientific equipment used in the environmental sciences
4. Collect and interpret scientific data, both in lab and in the outdoors

Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Scientific Method, its principles, procedures, and applications to Environmental Science
2. Understand the basic principles of the Natural Sciences (in particular, Ecology)
3. Demonstrate knowledge of pollution issues related to resource use
4. Perform and evaluate outdoor field investigations

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052

  • Goal 3: Natural Sciences
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment