Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS -further explores the concepts concerning organisms and their environment introduced in Biology. Students focus on current environmental issues that effect not only humans but other organisms as well. The topics covered include conservation of wildlife, habitats, and other natural resources, recycling, global warning, and other human related activities that effect our environment. This course is laboratory/field-oriented with special emphasis placed on giving students knowledge to make intelligent decisions about the conservation of natural resources and the future of the planet.
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE -provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solution for resolving and/or preventing them. Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. Yet there are several major unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across the many topics included in the study of environmental science. These themes provide a foundation for the structure of the AP Environmental Science course. Students are required to take the Advanced placement exam.