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ENV 211 Environmental Assessment

Course Description: Following a study of relevant environmental regulations, this course will demonstrate the tools and techniques used in developing and interpreting natural resource inventories and in analyzing the potential social, cultural and political impacts of particular types of land use. Using extensive field work, students will learn how locate, read and interpret maps, how to conduct field surveys of soil, vegetation and animal resources, and how to analyze the accumulated data and predict the land use capability of a particular site. Lab work will consist of analyzing data in Geographic Information Systems. Professionally-prepared environmental impact statements will be analyzed for content, methodology, and compliance with the applicable laws.

Course Rotation: NYC and PLV: Spring.

Credits

3 credits

Prerequisite

ENV 111 Minimum Grade of D and ENV 112 Minimum Grade of D and ENV 221 Minimum Grade of D and ENV 222 Minimum Grade of D