Ecology & Environmental Science Course


Our program in Ecology & Environmental Science offers an interdisciplinary look at issues pertaining to ecology and sustainability, without focusing on the scientific side. Focusing on how humans impact the environment, this course gives students the tools to gain a broader understanding of the growing number of issues that affect our environment. Blessed with miles of coastline, students will also have the unique opportunity to study the Bay Area’s diverse ecosystems. Showing various career paths, from environmental science to ecological agriculture, this course gives students a better understanding of the science, management, and policy of environmental conservation.

Learning Outcomes in this course

Learn how complex environmental matters are delineated through scientific study, including field work, lab work, and analysis of data.

Explore how environmental matters are addressed through management plans and practices based on scientific study and evidence.

Analyze the connection between the earth’s natural resources and the impact of human activities on them.

Using case studies, research how environmental policy is developed and debated, and discover how science, management, and other factors determine policy.

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