Environmental Studies

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program intended to provide liberal and practical education in the science and culture of critical, contemporary environmental issues. This track includes courses from over fifteen different departments. Most environmental studies track courses are incorporated into already existing tracks in math and sciences, the humanities, and social sciences. This program is composed of required common curriculum and some specially designed courses, introducing students to the basics of those physical, natural, and social sciences related to the environment and to human interaction within the natural world.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

MAT 125

Survey of Calculus: MA1

4

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

MAT 201

Calculus I: MA1

5

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4)

Two guaranteed transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, or SS3)

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, or SS3)

Suggested Courses

GT-AH1

ART 110

Art Appreciation: AH1

3

ART 111

Art History Ancient to Medieval: AH1

3

ART 112

Art History Renaissance to 1900: AH1

3

MUS 120

Music Appreciation: AH1

3

GT-AH2

LIT 115

Introduction to Literature: AH2

3

GT-AH3

PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy: AH3

3

PHI 112

Ethics: AH3

3

GT-SS1

POS 105

Introduction to Political Science: SS1

3

GT-SS2

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GT-SS3

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 107

Introduction to Archaeology: SS3

3

ANT 111

Physical Anthropology: SS3

3

GT-HI1

HIS 121

U.S. History to Reconstruction: HI1

3

HIS 122

U.S. History since the Civil War: HI1

3

HIS 208

American Indian History: HI1

3

HIS 225

Colorado History: HI1

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2*). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

BIO 105

Science of Biology: SC1

4

BIO 111

General College Biology I w/Lab: SC1

5

BIO 112

General College Biology II w/Lab: SC1

5

CHE 101

Introduction to Chemistry I: SC1

5

GEY 111

Physical Geology with Lab: SC1

4

GEY 112

Historical Geology with Lab: SC1

4

GEY 135

Environmental Geology with Lab: SC1

4

PHY 111

Physics: Algebra-Based I w/Lab: SC1

5

PHY 112

Physics: Algebra-Based II w/Lab: SC1

5

PHY 211

Physics: Calculus-Based I w/Lab: SC1

5

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS2

3

ANT 107

Introduction to Archaeology: SS3

3

ANT 111

Physical Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 211

Cultural Resource Management

3

ANT 215

Indians of North America: SS3

3

ANT 218

Archaeology of the Bible

3

ANT 221

Exploring Other Cultures I

3

ANT 222

Exploring Other Cultures II

3

ANT 280

Southwest Field Exploration

2

ART 121

Drawing I

3

BIO 148

Basic Ecology

4

BIO 149

Plant Taxonomy

4

BIO 150

Animal Biology

4

BIO 204

Microbiology: SC1

4

COM 214

Natural Resource Interpretation Communication

3

GEO 111

Physical Geography-Landforms: SC1

4

HIS 207

American Environmental History: HI1

3

HIS 209

History of the American Southwest

3

HIS 235

History of the American West

3

HIS 241

History of the Pikes Peak Region

3

JOU 121

Photojournalism

3

LIT 211

American Literature to Civil War: AH2

3

LIT 212

American Literature After the Civil War: AH2

3

POS 125

American State and Local Government: SS1

3

Total Credit Hours

60