ESR200 Intro to Environmental Systems

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Introduces the structure and function of terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric systems and the connections with human systems. Provides a foundation for using scientific literature, scientific writing, fieldwork and lab methods for collection and analysis of environmental data. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 or equivalent placement, and (LAT 236 or MTH 65 or equivalent placement score). Prerequisite/concurrent: ESR 150. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide).

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List of classes for ESR200 Intro to Environmental Systems
CRN Location & type Days & time Dates Seats available Materials More info Sign up
43671 RC Remote
from 10 to 11:20am

From September 21 through December 7, 2020
Textbooks for CRN 43671
Instructor: Valance E Brenneis
Tuition: credit Fees: $12
Notes: CRN includes Lec & Lab.
and RC Remote
from 10 to 11:20am

From September 23 through December 9, 2020
Instructor: Valance E Brenneis

Course details: CRN 43671

Course materials


Find out which textbooks are required for this course.


For this class, you will need access to a computer with a word processing program, a presentation program, and a spreadsheet program. You may use the Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets programs available through your PCC email, or you may download Microsoft Office 365 for free to access Word, Powerpoint, and Excel ( Either will work, but if possible, I recommend downloading and learning to use the Microsoft Office suite. We will also be using Zoom meetings and other tools within D2L for our class meetings and activities.

Instructor comments:

ESR 200 is a remote course and will have live, synchronous Zoom meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 - 11:20 am. Attendance and participation in these meetings is required. There will be no on-campus meetings. All materials other than the textbook and lab kits will be provided via D2L.

The required lab kits for this course will allow everyone to collect standardized data at/near home. These kits will be available for purchase for ~$30 from the PCC bookstore.

The required textbook for this course is Environmental Science by Miller and Spoolman. Either the eBook or the hard copy text should work fine. This book will be used again in ESR 201 and 202.

ISBN: 9781337569613 Edition: 16TH 19 Status: 16TH 19
Author: MILLER
Publisher: CENGAGE

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No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.