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ENV (Environmental First Year)
101
032464
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Exploring the Environment
Exploring the Environment
College of Natural Resources
Forestry (15FOR)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2
Laboratory2
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Stephanie Jeffries
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture and Lab10050YesLecture will enroll 100 students, split into 2 lab sections of 50 students each, for the pilot program in Fall 2017.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Restricted: ENV First Year or Instructor Permission
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This lecture-lab instructional format course will include activities in the lab, field, or community that introduce students to NC State and to the available options for environmental majors and careers, such as geosciences, soil sciences, sustainable materials, and natural resources. Students will apply the standards of critical and creative thinking in their own work and the work of others. Students learn about the diversity and inter-relatedness of environmental issues, and understand the roles of science, research, technology, policy and socio-economic factors in addressing these issues. Finally, students will create a solid foundation on which they can build to enhance their success in college and especially in their studies within the environmental sciences.

This is the introductory course for incoming first-year students admitted to the interdisciplinary Environmental First-Year Program. We anticipate that the number of majors in ENVFY will grow after the pilot in Fall 2017. See attached brief prospectus for more information about ENVFY.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

The Provost's Office is supporting the interdisciplinary ENVFY program.

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing this course:


1. Students will engage with a breadth of environmental sciences majors, disciplines, and careers;


2. Students will examine environmental case studies and work collaboratively to explore and construct outcomes;


3. Students will use data management, reporting and quantitative reasoning to evaluate possible solutions to different case studies;


4. Students will demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary for meeting the common challenges students face in the transition to college, study/learning skills, and integrating into the NC State community as a scholar.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Discussion20%Wolfpack 101 - A variety of assignments will engage you with university life, academic programs, campus services, and help with your transition to college.
Readings assignments20%Pre-class assignments (PCAs) - You will be given details about these assignments in class and on the Moodle site. You can expect at least one PCA related to each case study. You can miss one pre-class assignment without penalty (lowest grade will be dropped).
Written Assignment30%End-of-case assignments (ECAs) - You will be given details about each assignment when in class. These will be completed individually during each class session and will be based on the work you have done in class to that point. ECAs cannot be made-up for unexcused absences.
Attendance15%Attendance - We will take attendance in both lecture and lab. See Attendance Policy in the syllabus for additional information.
Short Paper15%Reflection paper - You will be responsible for writing a reflection paper during the semester that related to your chosen academic pathway. The criteria for grades will be based on the intellectual standards of critical thinking and will be discussed in class.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
N/ASee course schedule in syllabus.

aeherget (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:03:20 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 4/24/2017.
aeherget (Mon, 08 May 2017 12:06:31 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 5/8/2017.
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