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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Course Description


ENST-105   Environmental Science
3 Credits (Science Core)

Following  the successful completion  of Envi- ronmental  Science 105, the student will be able to describe the energy, chemistry and climate that make up the earth and its atmosphere. The student will be able to differentiate among the various biomes on earth and recognize the diversity of organisms living in these ecosys- tems. The study of pollution, natural resources, conser vation, and the impact man has had on his environment will enable the student to relate environmental science to how our world works, and what we can do to protect it. Prerequisite: ENGL-096 or ENGL-086. (3 hours weekly)

ENST-115   Environmental Science
1 Credit (Science Core)

In ENST-115, students will  investigate  the interac- tions among populations and their environment using field techniques for analyzing water quality, soil formation and erosion, stream ecology, spe- cies diversity, intra and interspecific competition, and estimation of population size. Students will experience first hand environmental manage- ment problems on field trips to a waste water management site. a solid waste management site, and  a recycling  site. Pre- or corequisite: ENST-105. (3 hours lab weekly)

ENST-200   Fundamentals of Soil
4 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of soil science. The physical, chemical and biological properties of soils will be emphasized and soil classification, genesis, distribution, ecology and plant-soil relationships will be examined. The laboratory component will introduce students to field methods used in soil science, including soil sur vey, soil analysis and soil management.  Field trips to local sites will be included.  Prerequisite:  CHEM-101 or PHYS-101. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)


ENST-233   Introduction to
Environmental Health
3 Credits

This course examines the impact that envi- ronmental  factors such as air, water and food have on human health and well-being, and how people influence the quality of their environ- ment.  Students will learn about how  human evolution  and prosperity results in challenges associated with pollution, overpopulation, health economics, environmental policy, and other issues. Environmental  health  tools,  such as epidemiology, toxicology, policy, and regulation will be applied to current issues of concern. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as PUBH-233.

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST