Itasca Community College

Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for NSCI 1101 at Itasca Community College in Fall 2017 (Aug - Dec)

While all courses listed as equivalents below are transferable, they are not necessarily equivalent in both directions. The courses below transfer TO the college or university shown above. To see how courses from your home college or university transfer to other participating colleges or universities, you can search Transferology.

If you are enrolling in the equivalent course in order to fulfill a program/major requirement, it is best to check with your academic advisor to ensure that the equivalent course will meet the requirements of your particular major.

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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 Technical College
NSCI 1030 - Introduction to Environmental Science - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This MN Transfer course is an introductory class to Environmental Science. It is designed to familiarize the student with key environmental issues. The student will gain a better understanding of natural systems and how humans interact and steward those systems. Simulations, Laboratories, and field experiments will be a part of the learning and the student will interpret, evaluate and communicate their findings both orally and in writing. (Prerequisites: None) (MN Transfer Goals 3 & 10) (2 Credits Lecture/1 Credit Lab)
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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 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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Bemidji State University
ENVR 2000 - Introduction to Environmental Science - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
An introduction to environmental science emphasizing biological, physical-chemical and cross-cultural environmental social principles underlying major world environmental, political and economic issues; examination of the impacts of human activities and technology on global environmental and socio-economic stability; application of critical thinking and working with graphic skills and lab-like data analysis related to global environmental, biological, physical-chemical, cultural, and socio-economic topics. Liberal Education Goal Areas 3 & 10.
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Dakota County Technical College
BIOL 1110 - Environmental Science - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts of ecology as it pertains to the impact of humans on their environment. It addresses the demands placed on the biosphere by the exploitation of natural resources and energy, the creation of pollution and the disposal of waste. This course is interdisciplinary, combining concepts from the natural and physical sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, geology, physics) with the social sciences (e.g. economics, politics, ethics, history) to present an understanding of how wise stewardship of earth's resources can result in the long-term sustainability of our shared environment. Meets MnTC Goal 3 and MnTC Goal 10
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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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Hibbing Community College
ENSC 1050 - Environmental Science - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Environmental Science emphasizes the relationship of humans to the environment. Topics covered include ecological principles, energy use, pollution, waste, population, and natural resources. Causes, effects, and solutions dealing with environmental problems will be emphasized. Environmental sampling and laboratory investigations of environmental problems are important components of this course. Field trips to various sites in the region will be taken.
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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 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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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
NSCI 1100 - Issues in the Environment - 3 credits
People/Environment (10)
Global Perspective (08)
Takes a broad look at environmental issues and explores in depth certain global, national, and local environmental problems. In addition to lecture, guest speakers, field trips, and videos may be used. Prerequisite: STSK 0090 or evidence of college level reading ability through assessment test or prior college coursework.
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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 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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Northland Community and Technical College
NSCI 2203 - Environmental Science - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
(Fulfills MNTC Areas: 3, 10) This introductory course addresses the dynamic equilibrium of our environment. The design of the course is to teach the science behind the environmental issues. This will allow for discussion and analysis of current topics related to those issues. Lecture and lab. Prerequisites: None
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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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ENVS 0141 - Environmental Science - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
An examination of the scientific and technological 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
ESCI 1000 - Earth Science - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course covers the development of the earth throughout its history and relates to processes observed today. Special emphasis is placed on the study of volcanoes, earthquakes, geologic structures, and various types of rocks. Also studied in the course is the interdependence between geologic processes and the environment with special emphasis given to how people cope with changing environmental conditions. Hands-on study of various rocks, examination of various geological models, etc, provide in-class, lab-like experience for students of this course. MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 10/PE); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 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
NSCI 1710 - Earth Science - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course introduces students to topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy. The solid earth, and earth processes, the liquid hydrosphere and the gaseous atmosphere are studied, as well as the earth as a part of the solar system. It is intended for students interested in the natural sciences and can be used to fulfill the lab science requirement. Two hours of lab per week are required. Lab time will be used to reinforce lecture concepts and will include experiments, hands-on activities, and field trips. Traditional, online and hybrid sections are available. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0722 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 3 & 10) 4C/3/1/0
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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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Southwest Minnesota State University
ENVS 180 - Environmental Science: Introduction - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course presents an overview of environmental science as well as basic principles of ecology and their implications for identifying and analyzing environmental problems. Also discussed is the impact of human activities on ecosystems and possible solutions to environmental problems.
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St. Cloud State University
BIOL 101 - Environment and Society - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Causes and possible solutions to major local, national and global environmental problems. Soil, water, air, forests, energy, wildlife, and related topics. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
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Vermilion Community College
ESCI 1555 - Environmental Science - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course is an introduction to basic characteristics of the natural world and an exploration of how natural systems affect and are affected by the social and technological human environment. Students will examine the environmental consequences of selected lifestyle choices in practical and simulated experiences outside of class.
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