4501 AP Environmental Science
*Special Note: Registering for an AP or Honors course is meant to be a YEAR-LONG COMMITMENT. If you wish to drop an AP or Honors course, you will have to wait until one week after the semester begins.
This course is designed to cover a variety of topics within the sciences. The goal is to provide you with the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate risk factors of these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Emphasis in this class is placed on science as a process, energy conversions underlying all ecological processes, the Earth as an interconnected system, how humans alter the environment, environmental problems and their social context and developing sustainable practices. This course adheres to the objectives instituted by the College Board for all AP Environmental Science. This is a laboratory course in which you are expected to follow scientific methodologies, collect data and make accurate hypotheses. Prerequisite(s): Biology 1 or Biology 1 Honors (B or better recommended).