Clackamas Community College

Environmental Science (ESR)

ESR-171  Environmental Science  
4 credits, Fall  

Introduction to environmental science issues, the scientific method, systems and feedback, biogeochemical cycles, human population growth, communities and ecosystems, productivity and energy flow, world food supply, the environmental effects of agriculture, and endangered species.

Recommended: MTH-060 or MTH-098 with a C or better, or placement in MTH-065. WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
ESR-172  Environmental Science  
4 credits, Winter  

Introduction to planning of parks and preserves, the scientific method, energy principles, fossil fuel recovery and use, renewable energy sources, nuclear energy, environmental toxicology, air pollution, ocean acidification, indoor air pollution, ozone depletion, and climate change.

Recommended: MTH-060 with a C or better or placement in MTH-065. WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
ESR-173  Environmental Science  
4 credits, Spring  

Introduction to minerals and the environment, the scientific method, environmental economics, waste management, biological diversity, biogeography and invasive species, ecological succession and ecosystem restoration, water management, water pollution, urban environments, and environmental sustainability.

Recommended: MTH-060 or MTH-098 with a C or better, or placement in MTH-065. WRD-098