Lake-Sumter Community College

Lake Sumter Community College
Lake Sumter Community College

Environmental Science Courses

 

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Biological Science


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[+]      BSC 2250C    Field Biology of Florida with Lab

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental course work in math, writing, and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: This course emphasizes recognition of plant and animal species native to Florida. Lectures will cover the principles of field identification and surveying of species, as well as the unique ecosystems of Florida. Laboratories will typically be outdoors and may be off-site. Students may be required to provide their own transportation to off-campus locations.

Environmental Resources


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[+]      EVR 1001C    Environmental Sustainability with Lab

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental math, writing, and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Satisfies Codes: GENE, NATS
  • Description: This course covers basic ecological principles and applies them to environmental problems facing humans and other species living on the earth. Varying definitions and approaches to sustainability will be addressed. Case studies will be presented that demonstrate the complexity of environmental problems on a local, national, and global level. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to environmental problem solving.

[+]      EVR 1328C    Natural Resources Conservation & Management with Lab

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental math, writing, and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: This course covers the history and practice of the management of natural resources such as water, air, soil, timber, and wildlife. Emphasis will be placed on the application of ecological principles to promote sustainable management. Modern techniques and technology that assist natural resource management will be addressed. In addition, the value of natural resources will be discussed in terms of economics, ecosystem services, and other less tangible measurements.

[+]      EVR 1858    Environmental Regulation & Compliance

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental math, writing, and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Credits: 3 (3/0)
  • Description: This course provides an overview of environmental regulations and compliance issues related in current environmental law. History of environmental regulations will be covered as well as regulations that are currently enforced or are in the process of being implemented. Methods of compliance with regulations will also be examined at the local, state, and federal level.

[+]      EVR 2949    A minimum of 30 total credit and 12 credits in EVS and/or EVR courses. Permission of the instructor

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental math, writing, and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Credits: 3 (3/0)
  • Description: This course provides practical experience to further develop knowledge and skills in a field setting. Students are assigned to a participating organization upon approval of the program manager.

Environmental Science


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[+]      EVS 2790    Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants

  • Prerequisites: General Biology, EVR 1328 or consent of instructors
  • Credits: 3 (3/0)
  • Description: This course examines the major groups of pollutants common in societies at various levels of economic development. Sources of pollutants, levels in the environment, and risk assessment of their impacts on living systems will be studied. Topics include ecological, occupational, community and psychological impacts as well as the effects of climate change and population pressure on human and ecological health.

[+]      EVS 2893C    Environmental Sampling & Analysis with Lab

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental math, writing, and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: This course covers methods of sampling soil, water, and air for environmental contaminants. Major contaminants of concern will be discussed, along with the routes by which contaminants enter the environment. Laboratory will mainly consist of field work and will involve choosing proper sampling sites, techniques necessary to acquire proper samples, and using technology for analysis, often right at the sample site. A significant amount of time will be spent outdoors.

Geographic Information


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[+]      GIS 2040C    General Biology, EVR 1328 or consent of instructors

  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all developmental course work in math, writing, and reading courses indicated through placement testing
  • Credits: 3 (2/2)
  • Description: An introductory course in the design, development, and application of geographic information systems (GIS) and related technologies for students in a wide range of disciplines, or other students interested in a professional GIS curriculum. The course is presented in a lecture/laboratory format. The lecture portion will deal with conceptual issues in GIS database design and development, analysis, and display. The laboratory portion will provide students with hands-on contact with GIS software products such as ArcGIS that are used in the analysis of geographically-referenced data sets.