BIOL 31 - Introduction to Environmental Science (3 units)
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP) • Total hours: 51 hours lecture
Introduction to environmental issues from a scientific perspective, focusing on physical, chemical, and biological processes within the Earth system, the interaction between humans and these processes, and the role of science in finding sustainable solutions. Topics include ecological principles, biodiversity, climate change, sustainability, renewable and non-renewable energy, water resources, air and water pollution, and solid waste management. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online.
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC
GE Credit: CSU B1 Physical Science, B2 Life Science; IGETC 5A Physical Science, 5B Biological Science; MPC B Natural Sciences (must include lab), E1 Wellness