Environmental Science AP® Course

Course Title: AP® Environmental Science AP

Number of Units: 25

Offered by: OpenStax/CNX in conjunction with Rice University

This Course is designed to acquaint students with the physical, ecological, social, and political principles of environmental science. Scientific method is used to analyze and understand the interrelationships between humans and the natural environment. This course shows how ecological realities and the material desire of humans often clash, leading to environmental degradation and pollution.

Course Lessons

1 FLOW OF ENERGY
2 CYCLING OF MATTER
3 THE SOLID EARTH
4 THE ATMOSPHERE
5 THE BIOSPHERE
6 HISTORY AND GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION
7 CARRYING CAPACITY
8 POPULATION GROWTH
9 WATER
10 MINERALS
11 SOILS
12 BIOLOGICAL
13 NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
14 RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
15 LAND
16 AIR, WATER AND SOIL
17 SOLID WASTE
18 IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH
19 FIRST ORDER EFFECTS
20 HIGHER ORDER INTERACTIONS
21 ECONOMIC FORCES
22 CULTURAL AND AESTHETIC CONSIDERATIONS
23 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
24 ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS & REGULATIONS
25 ISSUES AND OPTIONS