AP Environmental Science
Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. Yet there are several major unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across the many topics included in the study of environmental science.
The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a one semester, introductory college course in environmental science. Unlike most other introductory-level college science courses, environmental science is offered from a wide variety of departments, including geology, biology, environmental studies, chemistry , and geography. Depending on the department offer the course, different emphases are placed on various topics.
- 3 to 4 required field trips per semester
- Writing intensive course
- Field work is required
- Textbook and assignments online
Mesa Public Schools Course Catalog: SC 52 - Advance Placement Environmental Science
Difficulty: High 2 Sem. - 1 Science Credit
Prerequisites: one year of life science and one year of physical
The goal 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 man-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them.
Life Science or Physical Science
NOTE: This is a weighted course