This course introduces students to Interactions between the Environment and Society; The Dynamics of Earth Systems &, Ecology; Population Dynamics and the Importance of Biodiversity; as well as Conservation of our Water, Air, Land and Agricultural systems. Students will also examine Mineral and Energy Resources, and Our Health and Future as it is related to Environmental Concerns. To earn the adult education credits, students will complete virtual (online only) assignments that require a minimum of 4.5 hours homework per week; plus a one-hour Online class meeting each week (Thursday); as well as Lab Assignments that are adapted for independent completion at home.
This is a virtual (online) class with the instructor one hour per week. It prepares students for acceptance into a college health career program and also for credits towards the adult education high school diploma. You will learn the basics of cell biology and how that relates to human body systems. You will also gain a basic understanding of the Environmental Biology systems we live in and their potential impacts on our health. Students will also gain research, observation and laboratory skills that will prepare them to transition into college level coursework. Students are required to study at least 4.5 hours per week to earn the credits.