Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
ENV103Sustainable Living1This class provides an up-close-and-personal look at the sustainability movement. Develop an understanding of the environment you live in. Learn more about the role you can play in creating a sustainable lifestyle for yourself and your family at home, work and school.Loading...
ENV115Environmental Science3This course combines the basic principles of environmental science with ecology. Issues examined include environmental policy, sustainability, and biodiversity. Energy conservation, water resources, agriculture, climate change, and waste management are also emphasized.Loading...
ENV116Environmental Science Lab1This lab supplements discussion in ENV 115 Environmental Science. Lab includes laboratory and field work related to environmental science. Emphasis is placed on scientific methodology and investigation. Prerequisite: Enrollment in or prior completion of ENV 115 or equivalentLoading...
ENV145Conservation Biology4This course presents a broad overview of the patterns and processes influencing biodiversity on multiple scales, as well as practical approaches to resource management. We will examine issues causing loss of biodiversity, reserve design and management, ecological and population monitoring techniques and conservation approaches on varying levels. Prerequisite: ENV 115, 116Loading...
ENV160Restoring Plant Communities3Introduction to the restoration of native plant communities in Iowa. Identification of common native prairie, savanna, forest and wetland communities, common plants and animals. Identification of invasive plants. Field techniques for reestablishment and maintenance of native plant communities. Supervised field work at actual restoration sites. Prerequisite: ENV 115, 116, 138 or instructor permissionLoading...