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Minimum credits Required: 61

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Description

The Associate of Arts in Environmental Studies is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as environmental technicians and for continued academic work in an environmental field.

 

AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)

*All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.
Course Course Title Hours
Composition (6 credits)    
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 College Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)    
MAT 140 or higher. College Mathematics 5
Arts/Humanities (6 credits)    
ENG 238 Literature of the Southwest 3
HUM 205 Technology & Human Values 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)    
ECN 204 Macroeconomic Principles 3
POS 233 Global Environmental Politics 3
Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)    
BIO 105 Environmental Biology 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 5
Options (6 credits)     
CIS 120 Intro to Computer Info Systems 3
CPS 100 Overview of the Colorado Plateau 3
Special Requirements  
Must be met within the General Education requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.
Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry "W"
Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness "E"
Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness "C"

Degree Core Requirements (26 credits)

Course Course Title Hours
ANT 102 or ANT 110 Intro to Cultural Anthropology or Exploring Archaeology 3
ANT 230 Peoples of the Southwest 3
BIO 109 Natural History Southwest 4
BIO 289 Internship 3
CTM 120 Building the Human Environment 3
ENV 113 Global Environmental Issues 3
GEO 133 World/Regional Geography 3

GLG 102 or

GLG 232

Historical Geology or Geology of the Colorado Plateau 4

 

Outcomes

The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates of this program will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Demonstrate competence in assessing environmental parameters both in the field and in the lab.
  • Write, edit and analyze environmental documents.
  • Analyze environmental data sets through the construct of graphs, tables and mathematical modeling.
  • Work in governmental and non-governmental agencies to evaluate proposed environmentally related projects and offer solutions to potential environmental problems;
  • Communicate in a clear, articulate, unbiased manner with both professionals and non-professionals the essence of environmental controversies, hearings, speeches, documents or relevant media.
  • Develop the managerial skills necessary to deal with both ecological impacts and the human built environment.
  • Prepare students for advanced degrees in environmental studies, science, engineering or environmental justice.

 

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