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_E_N__V__I_R_O___N__M__E__N__T_A__L_ _S_C___IE__N__C__E____________________ ENV111-A Environmental Science 4 In this course common environmental problems will be surveyed, with discussion as to their possible causes, consequences and remedies. An emphasis will be placed on objective analyses of issues and arguments related to environmental concerns. ENV115-A Environmental Science 3 This is an introductory environmental science course for science and non-science majors. It examines the impact and dependence of humans on the physical and biological environment. Topics include populations, soil, water, energy resources, air, waste management, and environmental ethics. ENV116-A Environmental Science Lab 1 This is an introductory environmental science course for science and non-science majors. It examines the impact and dependence of humans on the physical and biological environment. Topics include populations, soil, water, energy resources, air, waste management, and environmental ethics. ENV140-A Natural Resources Biology 4 The general principles of natural resource conservation with an emphasis on local conservation organizations, indigenous resources, and typical management activities. Special consideration is given to environmental preservation, recreational functions, conflicting utilization policies, and employment opportunities in natural resource conservation and management. ENV144-A Conservation Biology 3 This course examines the ecological principles used in the preservation of biological diversity. Some topics explored are population dynamics, conservation genetics, island biogeography, mathematical modeling of ecological systems, disturbance ecology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), reserve theory and wildlife corridors. Laboratories will involve field work,(or review of summaries of fieldwork), data analysis, computer work and research. ENV145-A Conservation Biology 4 This course examines the ecological principles used in the preservation of biological diversity. Some topics explored are population dynamics, conservation genetics, island biogeography, mathematical modeling of ecological systems, disturbance ecology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), reserve theory and wildlife corridors. Laboratories will involve field work (or review of summaries of fieldwork), data analysis, computer work and research. _F_I_N__A__N__C__E___________________________________________ FIN101-A Principles of Banking 3 You will be introduced to basic banking practices. Emphasis will be on the practical aspects of money and banking, including a look at the occupational disciplines within the banking industry. This course will also provide a conceptual study of bank management issues such as organizational management and control. FIN121-A Personal Finance 3 This is a practical course emphasizing the need for effective personal financial management. Units covered include budgeting, major purchases, credit card usage, personal income tax, insurance, investments, and overall financial planning (short-term and planning for retirement). FIN130-A Principles of Finance 3 An examination of the tools and techniques used in the world of finance. This course will introduce the student to basic financial concepts such as time value of money, asset valuation, risk analysis and return on investment. Evaluation and decision-making techniques will be used as they pertain to financial management in various business situations. Prerequisite: ACC132-A FIN140-A Business Finance 3 Discussion of financial principles, statement of changes in financial position, income statement and balance sheet analyses to aid in asset management by financial personnel. _F_O__R__E_I_G__N__ _L__A_N__G___U_A__G__E____________________________ FLC141-A Elementary Chinese I 5 This is a Chinese language course for beginners. It is an introduction to the Chinese language. It aims to help students develop communicative competence in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing the Chinese language. So emphasis is placed on these skills in the order given: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Conversational Mandarin with basic grammar and basic functional vocabulary of the Chinese language will be covered. It also includes aspects of Chinese culture. FLF141-A Elementary French I 4 Introductory course for those with no prior background. Students become acquainted with the sounds and structure of French emphasizing useful vocabulary and development of basic conversational skills. Practice supplemented by regular lab activities. FLG131-A Elementary German I 3 This introductory course includes reading, understanding, speaking, and writing in the German language. Elements of German culture, geography, and history will be included. FLG132-A Elementary German II 3 This course is a continuation of Elementary German I with emphasis on further development of speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite: FLG131-A Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2017–2018 Environmental Science 128


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