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Environmental and Natural Resource Stewardship

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Environmental and Natural Resource Stewardship program develops knowledge and understanding of the environmental and natural resource issues, problems, and policies through the study of selected courses. Students will examine the ethical theories and moral principles of global environmental issues, explore methods of inquiry, and the human impact on ecosystems and human policy related to natural resources.

Details

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Field of Interest: 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Type: 
Certificate
Academic Plan Code: 
6227N
Total credits required: 
25-28
Effective term: 
2019 Fall
Award notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all the courses within the program.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-8
A grade of C or better in:
High school Biology (0) OR
BIO100Biology Concepts (4) OR
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
BIO181XTGeneral Biology (Majors) I (5) OR
Permission of Instructor0-5
(ABS/BIO274has the prerequisite of BIO181 or BIO181XT.)
 
Students selecting BIO181 or BIO181XT must complete with a grade of C or better
RDG100Successful College Reading (3) OR
RDG100LLDisciplinary Literacy Lab (1) OR
Higher level reading course (3) OR
Eligibility for CRE101, College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking, as indicated by appropriate Reading placement test score.
One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.0-3
Admission criteria

None.

Academic Plan: 
Environmental and Natural Resource Stewardship (CER)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:19-20
BIO105Environmental Biology (4) OR
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
BIO181XTGeneral Biology (Majors) I (5) OR
ABS/BIO274Introduction to Wildlife Management (4)4-5
 
ECN170Political Economy (3) OR
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3)3
 
PHI216Environmental Ethics3
POS110American National Government3
SSH111Sustainable Cities3
SUS110Sustainable World3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6-8
ASB102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ASB222Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World3
ASB223Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World3
 
BIO108Plants and Society4
 
CHM107Chemistry and Society (3) AND
CHM107LLChemistry and Society Laboratory (1)4
 
ECN170Political Economy (Except if used for Required Courses area.)3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (Except if used for Required Courses area.)3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (Except if used for Required Courses area.)3
 
FSC110Wildland Firefighter3
HIS190Environmental History3
POS285Political Issues and Public Policy3
REC150ABOutdoor Adventure Skills3
Competencies
  • Explain and demonstrate the process of scientific inquiry. (ABS/BIO274, BIO105, BIO181, BIO181XT, SSH111, SUS110)
  • Describe and translate levels of organization and interactions within ecosystems. (ABS/BIO274, BIO105, BIO181, BIO181XT, SSH111)
  • Assess and test scientific knowledge and logic to understand and examine environmental problems. (ABS/BIO274, BIO105, BIO181, BIO181XT, SSH111, SUS110)
  • Identify and measure human impacts on ecosystems and human policy on managing natural resources. (ABS/BIO274, BIO105, BIO181, BIO181XT, SSH111, SUS110)
  • Describe and critique appropriate techniques for distinguishing fact from opinion. (ECN170, ECN211, ECN212, PHI216, POS110)
  • Describe the methods that policy makers use to evaluate improvements or modifications to environmental quality. (ECN170, ECN211, ECN212, POS110)
  • Develop students' skills using analytical tools such as supply and demand graphs to critically analyze environmental quality and natural resource problems. (PHI216, POS110)
  • Apply ethical theories and moral principles to global environmental moral issues. (PHI216, POS110, SSH111)
  • Compare and contrast methods of inquiry used to determine environmental and natural resources issues. (PHI216, POS110, SSH111)
  • Compare and contrast the use of appropriate models applied to address natural resource issues. (PHI216, POS110, SSH111)
  • Outline the operation of a local policy making body. (POS110, SSH111)
  • Describe appropriate techniques for evaluating efficient economic use of renewable, nonrenewable, and recyclable resources. (SSH111)
  • Evaluate how policy is made in an agency of government or a nonprofit organization. (POS110, SSH111)

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