Core Class Descriptions
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 024 Global Climate Change (3 units)
Climate change is an important and controversial topic. This course covers how the climate system operates today, records of Earth's ancient climate and environments, evidence for modern climate change, and potential impacts to environments and societies based on current predictions.
PHILOSOPHY 028 Environmental Ethics (3 units)
Relationship between human beings and the wilderness; human obligations to environmental systems. Study of “traditional” normative theories of ethics, morality, and rights, as applied to issues involving animals and other species. Critical examination of environmental ethical theories. Consideration of the value and moral status of the environment (animals, plants, ecosystems).
MATH 227 Statistics (5 units)
This course is an introduction to probability, measures of central tendency and dispersion, descriptive and inferential statistics, sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Analysis of variance, chi-square and student t-distributions, linear correlation, and regression analysis are also presented as topics.
Prerequisite: MATH 125 or equivalent