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ENV 101 - Environmental Science

Description: Some Saturday field trips may be required of evening students. This course offers an introduction to the basic principles of ecology, population and food production problems. The course also examines the basic principles concerning air and water pollution. Laboratory exercises are designed to measure the local air and water quality. The modes of detection and prevention of environmental pollution will be investigated and discussed. Field trips and laboratory exercises are a required part of the course. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the field trip sites. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Lab fee applies. Formerly SCI 109. Students who have completed SCI 109 will not receive credit for ENV 101. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Physical Sciences

ENV 102 - Environmental Resources

Prerequisites: SCI 109 is recommended but not required.

Description: The course involves the investigation of current problems in our environment. The areas which will be discussed will be the problems of solid waste and various methods of its disposal; the effects of pollutants from present and future energy sources; noise pollution and the effects of radiation on people and the environment. Field trips and laboratory exercises are a required part of the course. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the field trip sites. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Lab fee applies. Formerly SCI 110. Students who have completed SCI 110 will not receive credit for ENV 102. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Physical Sciences

ENV 103 - Environmental Mapping GPS/GIS

Description: This beginning level course is designed to introduce non-science as well as science oriented students, to the latest concepts and technologies in mapping science. The course covers the theories and concepts of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students acquire a fundamental hands-on understanding of the technologies and systems used in the GIS field. The course will include problem solving activities through laboratory and field work. Off-campus field trips are required. Laboratory fee applies. Formerly SCI 150. Students who have completed SCI 150 will not receive credit for ENV 103. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Physical Sciences

ENV 104 - Environmental Issues-Metro NY

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

Description: This is a limited enrollment course that runs during select intersessions for a period of 10 days. Special fees for transportation are required. This course is an intensive investigation of the current environmental problems facing society using the greater metropolitan area of New York as the focal point. Students will receive firsthand experience with current environmental problems through field trip observations and surveys. Problems dealing with the physical treatment of oil spills, the scientific formulation of environmental impact statements, and the effects of heavy industry on air quality will be some of the issues under consideration. The field trips and laboratory activities will be designed to reinforce the topics discussed during lecture. Formerly SCI 120. Students who have completed SCI 120 will not receive credit for ENV 104. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI. Offered: May Special

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Physical Sciences

ENV 105 - Environmental Safety and Health

Description: This course is designed for anyone interested in understanding what constitutes a safe and healthy environment. The course first discusses the methodologies that enable one to understand why and how exposure to various hazards, to which persons may be exposed to at home, outside and in the work environment, are dangerous. Along with a general understanding of the hazards, the course presents basic concepts and methods used to recognize, evaluate, control and mitigate these hazards. Some of the hazards that will be explored are food safety, herbicides, radiation, indoor/outdoor air pollution (including carbon monoxide and cleaning products), noise pollution, transportation, water quality, pesticides, dangers facing children along with both solid and hazardous waste. The concept of sustainability is introduced and becomes a central theme is discussing the mitigation of various hazards. Some of the regulations promulgated by authorities will be considered including how one can use MSDS (Safety Data Sheets) documentation to learn about the dangers presented by various materials we use in everyday life. Some of the basic course concepts as well as the fundamental skills of critical thinking and problem solving will be taught using active learning exercises. Additionally the course provides students with an opportunity to research topics of special interest to them. Formerly SCI 209. Students who have completed SCI 209 will not receive credit for ENV 105. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-ASC, NSCI. Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Physical Sciences