Current Courses - Fall 2017

All classes are offered on the Plant City Campus

Introduction to Environmental Sustainability; EVS 1001 - Online
This is an introduction class for the Environmental Science Technology program. Learn how simple changes to your life style can be beneficial for the planet and your own pocket book. Learn how to live a more sustainable life from the food you eat, products you buy, and chemicals you use. We also explore the idea of sustainable agriculture and growing your own food. Help protect the environment by becoming part of the solution and not the problem. 

Environmental Law; EVR 2858 Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 pm—5:00 pm
In this class we will explore the principles and statutory rules that protect our drinking water, clean air, and endangered species from pollution and threats from development. Learn the history of environmental protection and law, and how the legal system works. Gain an understanding of the framework by which environmental regulations work, through practical example in Florida and the US.

Native Wetland Plants; ORH 1524—hybrid; meets on Saturdays from 9:00 am—10:50 am
(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Dec. 2, and Dec. 9)
Wetlands are protected by Federal and State law, because of their importance to our water supply. Identifying wetlands and wetland plants is therefore critical to conducting environmental work in Florida. This class will visit local parks and preserves to get hands on experience in the field. Learn basic characteristics of leaves, fruits, and flowers. Gain field experience and skills needed for delineating wetlands.

Environmental Sampling and Analysis I: Hybrid; meets on Saturdays from 11:00 am—2:00 pm 
(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Dec. 2, and Dec. 9)
Learn to investigate and measure soil drainage, soil fertility, and soil type. This knowledge is critical to managing lands and identifying wetland boundaries. It is also important to applications in agriculture and construction.