ENV 165 Science of the Chesapeake Bay

4 credits, Spring

Focuses on the ecosystems and ecological processes that are important to the Chesapeake Bay. Topics covered include the geological formation of the Bay, basic nutrient and chemical cycles, identifying major ecosystems (wetlands, salt marshes, and deep water). Students will learn how all the ecosystems function and interact, the interface between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the importance of watersheds, and priorities for future policy and planning initiatives. Laboratory introduces or reinforces topics that are covered in class. Laboratory included. Restricted to non-science majors

Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 151 or higher and eligible for MATH 108 or higher

Fees: Fees may be required for field trips.

SEE Certified: SR-L