Environmental Science

Course Number: 432/433

Open To:
Grades 10-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Laboratory Science area “D” requirement.

Course Description:
This course studies the issues of the environment and its sustainability. Study will include understanding the interrelationships of the natural world, identifying and analyzing environmental problems, evaluating the relative risks associated with these problems, and examining alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Environmental Science is uniquely multidisciplinary in nature; in addition to the scientific elements involved, the course will examine socio-economic, cultural and political factors as they are related to the environment and issues of sustainability.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Environmental Science for AP 2nd Edition, 2015; Friedland & Relyea Bedford, Freeman & Worth; ISBN: 978-1-4641-0868-6

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Completion of both Chemistry and Biology.