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243 Environmental Science
(Wt. 1.00, 1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of two years of laboratory science (one life and one physical). Environmental Science is offered to juniors or seniors wishing to complete a 3rd unit of science, but not wanting to take a science course with an additional laboratory period attached.
he following themes provide a foundation for the structure of the Environmental Science Course.
• Science as a process.
• Energy conversions underlie all ecological processes.
• Humans alter natural systems.
• Cultural and social context of environmental problems.
• Human survival depends on developing practices that will achieve sustainable systems.
255 College Environmental Science – Global
Environment - EFB 120 — SUNY ESF
(Wt. 1.05, 1 Unit (3 college credits - optional)
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed Regents Earth Science, Regents Living Environment, Concurrent enrollment or successful completion in Regents Chemistry.
ESF in the High School enables qualified students to:
• Earn college credit while still in high school
• Experience the challenge of doing college level work
• Understand the complex scientific and social issues behind environmental problems
• Learn about and explore diverse interests and career opportunities in environmental science, engineering, management, and design – in related areas such as law, communications, technology, landscape management, and medicine.
Key Environmental Science themes and critical thinking skills form the basis for instructional activities. Students explore linkages between local rural, urban, and suburban communities and the larger global ecosystem.