Apr 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

ENVS 2111K - Environmental Science I

This course will focus on a fundamental understanding of water resources, soil science and basic environmental chemistry. Science concepts including the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil and water will be instructed. Water resources, water properties and basic soil science topics including soil formation and morphology, weathering, soil texture and structure, soil classification, soil quality and pollution, soil chemical and biological properties, monitoring and remediation methods will be addressed. Introductory hydrology including the hydrologic cycle, hydrologic budget, watershed dynamics, and coastal waters will be instructed. Students will be introduced to surface and subsurface hydrology, soil water interactions, saturated and unsaturated flows in soils, soil erosion, and soil and water conservation.