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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Environmental Science (AS.ENSC)

Upon completion of this course sequence, environmental science students will receive an associate in science degree.

The associate in science degree requires the completion of 64 credit hours. The sample course sequence below includes the required 64 credit hours plus additional courses recommended for this major.

This program follows Math Pathway #4. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

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ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

*
3.0
BIO-100
Bio Science I

BIO-100
Bio Science I

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental processes and structures common to all living things along with their applications to society.


Course Outline

4.0
CHM-150
General Chemistry I

CHM-150
General Chemistry I

General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws and thermochemistry.


Course Outline

*
4.0
MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-125 Statistics. Includes supplemental instruction lab.


Course Outline

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MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

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3.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

*
3.0
BIO-111
General Botany

BIO-111
General Botany

A survey of the plant kingdom with emphasis on evolutionary advancements and the structure and function of plants and their economic importance.


Course Outline

*
4.0
CHM-151
General Chemistry II

CHM-151
General Chemistry II

Continuation of the General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include solids/liquids, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.


Course Outline

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4.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

No Description Available
3.0
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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
BIO-116
General Zoology

BIO-116
General Zoology

An introduction to the basic concepts of animal life and its diversity. Including: taxonomy, cellular and organismic structure and function, development and economic importance.


Course Outline

*
4.0
BIO-130
Environmental Science

BIO-130
Environmental Science

This course examines the principles that govern natural environments and human interconnections to them. Some topics include resource use, pollution, sustainability, energy, water, food, ecology, evolution, climate change, and population. Laboratory exercises include outdoor field studies and indoor hands-on exercises.

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Course Objective

4.0
ESC-106
Intro Geographic Info Systems

ESC-106
Intro Geographic Info Systems

Introduction to basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts, using the ArcView GIS software program. Course will focus on developing both a theoretical background in the technology and real world applications using GIS techniques.

Course Outline

4.0
MAT-140
Algebra With Trigonometry

MAT-140
Algebra With Trigonometry

A unified study of the algebraic and trigonometric concepts needed for calculus. Credit not granted for both this course and College Algebra. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


Course Outline

*
5.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
MAT-241
Analytical Geom-Calc I

MAT-241
Analytical Geom-Calc I

Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions of one variable, such as polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, will be covered. Applications include rates of change, optimization, curve sketching and area. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


Course Outline

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5.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

Laboratory and field course. An in-depth study of North American vertebrates with emphasis on Illinois species. Includes taxonomy, distribution, habitats, adaptation, and economic importance.


Course Outline

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3.0
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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0

Total Program Hours

65.0