Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Online Course Offerings Spring 2010

The Department of Natural Resources has two new courses this spring. Both are offered online (will fit any schedule) and will make good use of existing resources from Western North Carolina as well as Google Earth and more....

ENV 110 Environmental Science (ONLINE)
This course covers the environmental problems facing society today. Topics include population, natural resources, air and water pollution, and waste disposal problems. (pon completion, students should be able to demonstrate insight into the role the individual plays in shaping the environment.

LAR 120 Sustainable Development (ONLINE)
This course introduces students to sustainable practices in site design and land development. Topics include conservation subdivision design, transportation issues, urban planning, water conservation, rain gardens, alternative technologies, permaculture design, low impact design, and grey water systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate techniques and procedures used for mitigating the impact of development on the environment.

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