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ENVS 110: Humans And The Biological Environment
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Growth and variations in populations of organisms and their interactions with the physical environment. Characteristics of living natural resources and changes caused by expanding human populations and technological developments. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences when combined with ENVS 111. (Required for the Environmental Studies major.)

ENVS 111: Environmental Field Studies
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-Requisite: ENVS 110

Field studies designed to demonstrate general ecological/environmental principles through exposure to and analysis of many different communities and sites of environmental concern. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences when combined with ENVST 110. (*UC Transfer Limit: no credit for ENVST 111 unless taken after or concurrently with 110)

ENVS 112: American Environmental History
(3) S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or ENG 110GB

Traces the course of American attitudes and actions towards the environment, from the Indians and the European immigrants of colonial days to the 1980s. Discusses current environmental problems and shows their context in American development.

ENVS 115: Environmental Geology
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for Eng 100, 103.

Introduction to the problems of volcanism, earthquakes, fire, floods, landslides and other geologic hazards; air and water pollution, hazardous materials and land use planning. Applications to the Santa Barbara area emphasized. Required of all Environmental Studies majors.

ENVS 115L: Environmental Geology Laboratory
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: MATH 1
Co-Requisite: ENVS 115/ ERTH 115
Course Advisories: Concurrent or previous enrollment in ENVS 115 and ENG 103

Laboratory approach to topics covered in ENVST 115, with emphasis on rock and mineral identification, hazard assessment, geologic resource management and land use planning. In-lab field trips.

ENVS 116: Energy And Natural Resources
(3) S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100, 103.

Study of formation, exploration, development and judicious use of natural resources in relation to present and future energy requirements, electricity, conservation, fossil fuels, solar, geothermal, nuclear and hydrogen. Required of all Environmental Studies majors.

ENVS 200: Projects In Sustainability
(2)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Students work in groups to develop projects that make the college and local community more sustainable. Lectures, discussions and workshops provide the student with current knowledge in environmental science, sustainable practices, and real-world skills needed to implement practical solutions to local environmental and social problems.

ENVS 201: Leadership in Projects in Sustainability
(2) F, S - CSU
Prerequisite: ENVS 200 with a minimum grade of "C"
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Students take on a leadership role in projects that make the college and local community more sustainable. Students will study consensus building and management in the context of projects in sustainability to hone their skills as project managers.

ENVS 295: Internship in Environmental Studies

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110, ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.

1-4 Summer, F, S, I - CSU Limitations on Enrollment: Student must have completed 12 units at SBCC, with a G.P.A. of 2.5 and a minimum of 2 units in Environmental Studies, or a minimum of 3 units in any of the following: EH, GLST, BIOL or ERTH.

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