ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

ENSC 100 - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

A dual-credit course with designated high schools to acquaint selected high school students with the basic principles of environmental science-topics such as soils, water, air, energy, wildlife, IPM, population ecology, forestry and waste management will be covered. Students will design and carry out a long-term project which will be based on a current environmental issue.

3 credits (minimum of 45 lecture class hours), spring semester

 ENSC 101 - AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

Basic introduction to general agricultural and life science principles as an aid to the understanding of plant, animal and soil functions, as well as fundamental computations as applied to agricultural production. This course is intended for non-ENSC majors.

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science.

 ENSC 102 - BOTANY: FORM AND FUNCTION OF SEED PLANTS

Structure and function of higher vascular plants, with emphasis on cell structure, photosynthesis and respiration, anatomy, physiology, reproduction and Mendelian genetics.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science.

 ENSC 103 –BOTANY, PLANT DIVERSITY

An evolutionary survey of the plant kingdom with emphasis on structure, plant life cycles, ecological significance, and importance of non-vascular and lower vascular plants.

Prerequisite: BIOL/ENSC 102 or permission of instructor

(3 credits; 2 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours per week), spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science.

 ENSC 106 - PESTICIDE USE AND HANDLING

Basic principles of pesticide use, handling and application, including laws, safety, the environment, storage and disposal. Students will be given the opportunity to be tested by the Department of Environmental Conservation to receive certification at the end of the course.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

 ENSC 107 - INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

Principles of pest control emphasizing biological, cultural, and regulatory control methods in a sound ecological and economic manner. Introduction to integrated pest management tactics of monitoring, forecasting, determining thresholds and control options. The course will also survey pest management programs used in various agricultural environments.

1 credit (1 lecture hour), fall semester