The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide 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. Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. Due to the quantitative analysis that is required in the course, students should also have taken at least one year of algebra.
Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry.
Course # 13620
Course Term: Yearlong
Grade Levels: 11-12
Graduation Credit: Physical Science
CSU/UC: Lab Science(d), Electives(g)
School: Branham, Leigh, Westmont