Environmental Science/AP

Environmental Science/AP 255B 4 Credits

2 TRIMESTERS

PREREQUISITE: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF BIOLOGY; ALGEBRA 1 OR IMP 2; SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF, OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN, CHEMISTRY

Advanced Placement Environmental Science is a four-credit, two-trimester, laboratory class that is the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course. This course 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 solutions for resolving or preventing them. Due to the quantitative analysis required in the course, students should be comfortable using algebra and performing calculations on tests without a calculator. Students are expected to complete nightly readings from the college-level text and other publications, and will participate in both short- and long-term research projects. Fieldwork focuses on our local environment. Summer reading will be required. The curriculum will prepare students to take the College Board AP Environmental Science exam, given in May.

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