Environmental Studies Courses

Beautiful sunset with small clouds over water with mountains in the background.Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All courses meet various Ohlone College General Education Plans, as well as CSU and IGETC (UC) requirements. Please check the Catalog and meet with a counselor to review the various general education plans as they pertain to your educational goals.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

  • ENVS-101 Natural Resource Management
  • ENVS-102 Environmental Law and Regulations
  • ENVS-103 The Environment and Human Health
  • ENVS-104 Solar Photovoltaic Design and Installation
  • ENVS-105 Energy: The Environment, Humans, and Sustainability
  • ENVS-106 Wind Energy: Design and Development
  • ENVS-107 Food, Culture, and the Environment
  • ENVS-108 Introduction to the Environment
  • ENVS-109 Sustainable Urban Design and the Environment
  • ENVS-110 Climate Change: Science, the Environment and Society
  • ENVS-111 Advanced PV Design and Installation
  • ENVS/GEOG-122 Environmental GIS
  • ENVS/BIOL-142 Environmental Biology

Download the Environmental Studies Course Descriptions (PDF).

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Recognize how political, economic, social, and educational forces affect environmental health.
  • Describe the major components of the earth’s systems and how they function.
  • Apply the scientific method to evaluate environmental problems and propose solutions.
  • Examine individual impacts on global resources and recognize the patterns of unequal distribution of resources worldwide.
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