Metropolitan State University

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Course Equivalents for NSCI 204 at Metropolitan State University in

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Alexandria Technical and Community College
BIOL 1431 - People and the Environment Lab - 1 credits
Natural Science (03)
This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3. When this course is taken with BIOL1430 (lecture), it meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3 and 10. The lab focuses on giving learners an understanding of how environmental issues and problems are studied and sampled in the field. Numerous field trips to different sites in Douglas County (or provided visual images) allow sampling and visual observation of activities affecting the environment.
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BIOL 1430 - People and the Environment - 3 credits
People/Environment (10)
This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 10. When this course is taken with BIOL1431 (Lab), it meets MnTC Goal 3 and 10. This course discusses the major environmental problems challenging life on Earth. The major purpose of the class is to heighten awareness of environmental problems and to employ critical thinking to address possible solutions to these problems. Discussions include land use practices in Douglas County, Minnesota and their impact on the environment.
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Anoka-Ramsey Community College
BIOL 1103 - Environmental Science Lecture - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
(MnTC Goals 3 and 10) Introduction to the basic characteristics and dynamics of the ecosystems. The effects of the increasing and changing human demands on our environment are explored. Includes an environmentally based lab-like experience. An optional 1-credit lab is also offered.
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BIOL 1133 - Environmental Science Lab - 1 credits
Natural Science (03)
(MnTC Goal 3) Prerequisites: BIOL 1103 or concurrent enrollment Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College level Mathematics, Reading and Writing Investigative, problem-solving lab extension of the topics covered in BIOL 1103 lecture. Investigations include field studies, experiments, and analyzing and reporting outcomes. This course can be used with BIOL 1103 lecture to satisfy a general education lab course requirement.
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BIOL 1103 - Environmental Science Lecture - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
(MnTC Goals 3 and 10) Introduction to the basic characteristics and dynamics of the ecosystems. The effects of the increasing and changing human demands on our environment are explored. Includes an environmentally based lab-like experience. An optional 1-credit lab is also offered.
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BIOL 1103 - Environmental Science Lecture - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
(MnTC Goals 3 and 10) Introduction to the basic characteristics and dynamics of the ecosystems. The effects of the increasing and changing human demands on our environment are explored. Includes an environmentally based lab-like experience. An optional 1-credit lab is also offered.
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Central Lakes College
BIOL 1415 - Environmental Biology - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course takes a holistic approach to current status and future prospects of earth's life support systems emphasizing human impact on the environment. Topics include interrelationships of organisms and their environment, population dynamics, pollution, major ecosystems, examination of causes and possible solutions to major local, national and global environmental problems. This course is intended for non-science majors.
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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
BIOL 1060 - Environmental Science - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course will focus on basic concepts in biology, ecology, and the scientific method. In addition, students will develop the ability to discuss the scientific basis of environmental issues and investigate potential solutions. Local ecosystems, organisms, environmental issues will be used to develop an environmental literacy for students in this course.
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BIOL 1060 - Environmental Science - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course will focus on basic concepts in biology, ecology, and the scientific method. In addition, students will develop the ability to discuss the scientific basis of environmental issues and investigate potential solutions. Local ecosystems, organisms, environmental issues will be used to develop an environmental literacy for students in this course.
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Inver Hills Community College
BIOL 1117 - Environmental Science (with lab) - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Introduces students to fundamental concepts in ecology focusing on human impact and exploitation of the environment stressing the limits of the biosphere with respect to resources, energy, and pollution. Activities will include discussion, group activities, guest speakers and films. One semester credit of lab includes field trips and analysis of factors using the campus landscape.
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Lake Superior College
ENSC 1200 - Introduction to Environmental Science - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
The relationship of humans to their environment from local, regional, and global perspectives. Includes the study of natural ecosystems, the impact of human activity on natural resources and environmental quality, environmental ethics, and strategies to maintain a sustainable biosphere. Laboratory component includes experiences in the scientific method, basic ecological and environmental field techniques and assessment, and selected field trips to local agencies, research facilities, and businesses. Intended to fulfill general education requirement and serve as foundational course in environmental science/studies programs. MTC goal areas: (3) Natural Sciences and (10) People and the Environment. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
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Mesabi Range College
BIOL 1546 - Environmental Science - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Offering an introduction to ecology and natural systems, this course includes the study of human impact on ecosystems including pollution, energy, and agriculture.
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
BIOL 1136 - Environmental Science - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course is a topical examination of issues related to the increasing human impact on, and exploitation of, the biosphere, focusing on Earth's ecological systems, resource and energy use and pollution. This course has an optional lab (BIOL 1136). Completion of both BIOL 1136 and BIOL 1137 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3.
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BIOL 1137 - Environmental Science Lab - 1 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course is a practical examination of issues raised in BIOL 1136 that are related to the human impact on Earths ecological systems; resource and energy use and pollution. It will introduce students to doing outdoor field investigations. Completion of both BIOL 1136 and BIOL 1137 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3.
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
BIOL 1107 - Environmental Science Issues - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
Critical Thinking (02)
People/Environment (10)
Meets MnTC Goal Areas 2, 3 and 10. This courses involves the discussion and study of ecosystems, biodiversity, human adaptations to and modifications of those ecosystems, and current environmental problems and their possible solutions. This course includes lab-like experiences including an ecosystem observation and data analysis. This course is for non-science majors.
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BIOL 1108 - Environmental Science Issues Lab - 1 credits
Natural Science (03)
Critical Thinking (02)
People/Environment (10)
Meets MNTC Goal Areas 2, 3 and 10. This optional lab must be taken concurrently with BIOL1107. Laboratory work in conjunction with BIOL1107 Environmental Science Issues. Laboratory experience may include lab and field exercises, computer simulations and collection and analysis of data related to current environmental issues and their possible solutions.
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Normandale Community College
GEOL 1110 - Environmental Geology - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Relationship between people and the environment, focusing on the distribution and use of geologic resources, natural hazards and their effects on human activity, and human impacts on the physical environment. This course includes a lab-like experience. Unless taken concurrently with GEOL 1111 this course does not count as a lab science course.
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GEOL 1111 - Environmental Geology Lab - 1 credits
People/Environment (10)
This class is an optional "add-on" lab for Environmental Geology (Geology 1110) only for students who are concurrently or previously enrolled in Geology 1110 and wish to have Geology 1110 count for a Goal 3 lab science requirement.
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North Hennepin Community College
BIOL 1200 - Current Environmental Issues - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course examines various aspects of natural and human-made ecosystems, human's intervention, and the subsequent impact on society and nature. It emphasizes current problems, values, and projection for the future. The lab involves internet exercises, videos, group discussion, individual and group projects, field trips and other outdoor activities. (3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)
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Ridgewater College
BIOL 0141 - Environmental Science - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
An examination of the scientific and technical problems of renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Stresses the problems and impact of energy, air, water, chemicals, solid waste, noise, radioactivity and population on the environment. The laboratory will emphasize observation, data collection, quantitative measurement and drawing conclusions. MnTC Goal: 3,10
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Riverland Community College
BIOL 1010 - Principles of Environmental Science - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course covers general ecological principles related to human impacts on the environment. Environmental problems including population, land use, resources, energy, water pollution, and air pollution will be addressed. MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 10/PE); (3 Cr - 2 lect, 1 lab)
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Rochester Community and Technical College
BIOL 1100 - Environmental Biology - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
Critical Thinking (02)
People/Environment (10)
This is a one-semester course that introduces students to applied aspects of environmental science. It provides students with a broad overview of the concepts of ecology, systems and interrelationships among organisms and their physical environment, and current issues in environmental science. Students will examine humans' role in the natural world and the impact of the growth of the human population and the increase in humans' technological ability to make changes in the world. Students will be encouraged to explore societal, political, economic and personal value systems with regard to environmental issues. (Prerequisites: None). (3 C/2 lect, 2 lab). MNTC: Goal 2/Critical Thinking, Goal 3/Natural Sciences, Goal 10/People and the Environment.
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Saint Paul College
BIOL 1725 - Environmental Science - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course covers basic scientific and ecological principles, including an understanding of how the earth functions, how humans are affecting the earth, and proposed solutions to many of the environmental problems we face. Specific topics include: ecology, human population growth, biotechnology, pollution, human impacts on climate, energy resources, and waste management. Students will be required to take positions on environmental issues and alternative future scenarios. In-class activities will include group discussions and video and the use of internet-based resources. Two hours of lab per week are required and include group experiments, computer simulations, outdoor lab activities, and field trips. Traditional and online sections are available. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 3 & 10) 4C/3/1/0
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