Course Descriptions

Environmental Science – ENVS 2202


Environmental Science, the study of interactions between humans and the environment, is an interdisciplinary science course that integrates principles from biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, and non-science disciplines. Issues of local, regional, and global concern will be used to help students explain scientific concepts and analyze practical solutions to complex environmental problems. Emphasis is placed on the study of ecosystems, human population growth, energy, pollution, and other environmental issues as well as important environmental regulations.

Name Office Phone Email
Ghazia Asif University of West Georgia
Christopher Beals Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Robert Bergstrom University of West Georgia
Nicole Bond University of North Georgia
Sabitra Brush University of North Georgia
Stephen Burnett Clayton State University
Vasanta Chivukula Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Rebecca Cooper Georgia Gwinnett College
Patrick Coppock Georgia Gwinnett College
Valerie Crouse University of West Georgia
Darlene Dickens East Georgia State College
Christopher Earls Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Amber Ebert Georgia Gwinnett College
Victor Esenabhalu South Georgia State College
Denise Ezell Fort Valley State University
Candice Flowe-Chatman Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Richard Foreman Albany State University
Anne Gaquere-Parker University of West Georgia
Hannes Gerhardt University of West Georgia
Glen Gibson University of North Georgia
John Hansen University of West Georgia
Alvin Harmon Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Thomas Harnden Georgia Highlands College
Jenny Harper Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Ann Harris University of North Georgia
Inez Jones Gordon State College
Aditya Kar Fort Valley State University
Farooq Khan University of West Georgia
Stephen Klusza Clayton State University
Irene Kokkala University of North Georgia
Brook Kubik University of North Georgia
May Liu Albany State University
Jack Mitchell Lockhart Valdosta State University
Annabelle McKie-Voerste Dalton State College
Andy Meyer Dalton State College
Bryan Mitchell Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Hussein Mohamed Dalton State College
Billy Morris Georgia Highlands College
Joshua Morris Georgia Gwinnett College
Lauren Mueller Albany State University
Christine Patrum Georgia State University
Jasmine Paul Fort Valley State University
Adrianna Rajkumar University of North Georgia
David Rhode Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Shea Rose University of West Georgia
Eleanor Schut University of North Georgia
Mindy Smith University of West Georgia
Randy Spaid Middle Georgia State University
Kimberly Subacz Georgia Highlands College
Omar Villanueva Georgia Gwinnett College
Jimmy Wedincamp East Georgia State College
Megan Whitaker Potter University of West Georgia
Shayla Williams Albany State University
Lori Wilson University of North Georgia
Doug Wyatt Albany State University
Dawn Zenkert University of Georgia

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Describe Environmental Science and the basic concepts involved in the study of the subject.
  • Identify various ecosystems.
  • Describe various ecosystem components and functions and their impact on the environment.
  • Discuss human population by calculating human population growth and identifying the impact of such growth on the environment.
  • Describe various sources of energy from several perspectives: their origins, costs, and environmental impact.
  • Identify various pollutants to our air, water, and land and discuss their environmental impact.
  • Interpret environmental issues affecting the earth and its populations, including water use, food production, and urban development.
  • Define biodiversity and identify its value.
  • Identify the need for environmental regulations.
  • Explain the balance between the implementation costs of environmental regulations and their impact on humankind.
  • Unit 1: Studying the Environment
  • Unit 2: Ecology
  • Unit 3: Urbanization
  • Unit 4: Water
  • Unit 5: Energy
  • Unit 6: Land
  • Unit 7: Air
  • Unit 8: The Struggling Earth: The Economic, Political & Ethical Battle

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance - 1%
  • Quizzes - 24%
  • Assignments - 25%
  • Discussions - 10%
  • Semester Project - 20%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam - 20%

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