Environmental Science and
course description for prospective Environmental
Science students at Tech
or Co-requisites: On track in Science
Criteria: Review of overall average, attendance
and permanent records. Passing grade on all
Science Regents taken.
The Environmental Science and
Engineering major is an interdisciplinary course
dealing with topics in Environmental Science,
Environmental Engineering, Biology, Chemistry,
Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Facilities Planning, City Planning, Economics,
Philosophy, Sociology, Government, and Political
Engineering I and II given in the 11th year
comprise the core cirricula for the AP
Environmental Science exam givn in May of that
year. In addition, we will study state of the art
pollution treatment and prevention methods. This
course will be enhanced by weekly laboratory
activities, guest speakers, and appropriate field
trips. Many lab activities will be done off site.
In the Senior year,
Energy and the Environment, Fall term, will
address how energy use and misuse affects the
Environment. World wide energy usage trends shall
be investigated. The class will use advanced
thermodynamic principles to analyze the energy
consumption of motor vehicles, power generation,
and other energy applications in order that we
may define how energy usage may be lessened.
Alternative energy sources will be evaluated.
City Planning in the spring term will concentrate
on City Planning, Environmental Planning, and
Public Policy. Independent college level study
will be expected culminating in a senior project.
All students must take the Advance Placement
examination in Environmental Science plus another
AP science course of the student's choice to
satisfy the Tech diploma requirement
2: Current plans envision the creation of
additional laboratory facilities for this major.
year course: Environmental Engineering, (2 terms),
plus AP Environmental Science Exam
Year Courses: Energy and the Environment, 1 Term;
and City Planning, 1 Term; plus AP Biology, AP
Chemistry or AP Physics.