BI-480 : Environmental Science
Course, prefix, number, & title: BI-480 Environmental Science
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 lecture hours 3 laboratory hours
Pre-requisites (if any): Students must complete any developmental requirements in English (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course. NOTE: Students will not be given credit for both BI-501 and BI-480.
Course Description in college catalog:
An introduction to Earth’s natural systems, including ecosystem structure and function. Topics include human impact on the environment, air and water pollution, global climate change, and sustain- ability of natural resources and environmental quality. Field trips are required.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
1. Become familiar with key scientific concepts as they relate to the environment.
2. Increase awareness and knowledge of environmental issues (pollution, global warming, etc…) and the human connection to the environment
3. Develop critical thinking and analytical skills related to the scientific study of the environment.
1. Employ scientific methods to study the environment
2. Apply the process of science and scientific research
3. Communicate knowledge of Environmental Science topics effectively>
Other program outcomes (if applicable).
Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
Student learning will be assessed by lecture exams, lab quizzes, a written laboratory report, and in-class writing prompts
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.