Environmental Science


Course Information:

Detailed Course Outline (pdf): Download the detailed course outline which includes assessment activities, course policies, and a course calendar.

Professor: Arthur Gill Green
Contact Info: agreen@okanagan.bc.ca
Office Hours: Monday 14h00-15h00 or by appointment
Office: C145
Lecture Times and Location: Monday and Wednesday 1130-1250 (E207)
Lab Times and Locations: Wednesday 1430-1720 (C344H) OR Wednesday 1830-2120 (C344H)
Course Website: http://greengeographer.com/teaching/environmentalscience/
Course ID: Okanagan College EESC 101
Student grades are available on Moodle.


Course Description:

The course will introduce students to the science behind important environmental problems. Students will learn environmental science theory and the quantitative basis for the evaluation of the environment. Students will learn practical application of this theory in laboratories.


Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the major cycles of materials and energy within and interactions between environmental systems (e.g., organisms and ecosystems, soils, water, air, renewable and non-renewable natural resources)
  2. Critically evaluate the basic science behind arguments regarding environmental issues and sustainability.
  3. Describe the impact your way of life has on the environment.
  4. Describe the structure and function of significant environmental systems.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of basic summary statistics, interpretation of environmental data, and the ability to construct graphs from data.

Course Resources

Below you can access lecture notes, activities, and required readings for each week of the course. If you would like to see a more detailed course outline you can download it as a pdf from the top of this page. All materials (videos, podcasts, etc.) posted in the weekly topics below may be on exams.

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Lab Final Project