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Environmental Studies (EVT)
Program Course Descriptions


BIO101 Biology 1: The Basics of Life
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
An introduction to the basic principles of biology. The course covers the chemistry of the cell, cell structure and function, cell division, genetics and some evolution. The laboratory is designed to enhance lecture and to develop investigative skills. (3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per week) Fulfills open, liberal arts, and lab science sequence elective when taken with BIO102 or BIO128 and BIO130, or BIO140 or BIO 142.
CMP101 Composition 1
Pre: Placement exam score
Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives.
EVS102 Introduction to Sustainable Living
EVS114 Environmental Policy
HIS140 American Environmental History
BIO102 Biology 2: Diversity of Life
Pre: Communication and Mathematics proficieny
An evolutionary survey of living organisms. Topics include life's beginnings, andunicellular organisms, fungi, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates and how they evolved. Laboratory includes dissection of selected species of the representative phyla. Fulfills open, liberal arts, laboratory science, and science electives. (3 hours of lecture, 2 hours lab per week)
CMP148 Composition 2: Writing About Literature and the Environment
Pre: CMP101 or CMP102H
Emphasis is on analytical, researched, and experiential writing based on American literary works of all genres that focus on the relationship between humans and the natural world. A range of texts will be studied.
HUM-ELECTIVE Humanities Elective
MAT143 Introduction to Statistics
SS-ELECTIVE Social Science Elective
GEO108 Environmental Science
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
An introduction to the field of environmental science. Environmental relationships are studied with regards to the strengths and fragilities of natural systems. Among other topics, the course covers utilization of natural resources, biodiversity, ecosystems, and environmental economics and politics. Fulfills open, liberal arts and science electives. (3 hours of lecture per week)
LIT202-216 Advanced Literature Elective
Pre: 6 credits of Freshman Composition
Students read, interpret and discuss works of major British writers from Beowulf to the nineteenth century. Among the authors whose works may be studied are Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, and Swift. Fulfills open, liberal arts, advanced literature, and humanities electives.
PHI126 Environmental Ethics
SS-ELECTIVE Social Science Elective
EVS106 Organic and Sustainable Food Production
or  EVS108 Climate Change, the Environment, and Society
EVS104 Exploring the Landscape of Sustainability
or  EVS112 Protecting and Managing Water Resources
LA-ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective
North Shore Community College reserves the right to make changes in courses, program requirements, policies, and regulations as circumstances dictate. There is no guarantee that any listed course will be offered in any given semester.
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