The Physical and Chemical Environment, ENVS 23
Provides an overview of the physical and chemical environment of planet Earth. Fundamental chemistry and physics is introduced in the process of learning about Earth in a holistic way. The influence of human societies on the global environment is one focus of discussion. Earth's many "spheres" are explored first: the lithosphere; the atmosphere; the hydrosphere, and the ecosphere. Then global cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and several other elements are studied in the context of basic sciences and societal issues.
Credit: 5 quarter units /
3.33 semester units credit
UC Santa Cruz, Environmental Studies
Course Credit:Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.
If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.
UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Physical Science with lab
units toward degree (see your adviser)
General Education: Elective units
UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle - 1 Natural Science; Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Natural Sciences and Engineering; ERC natural science, Sixth 1 Analytic Methodologies; Muir: 1 course in a Natural Science theme in "Chemistry, Physics, and the Environment"
UC San Francisco:
UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area C
UC Santa Cruz:
Major Requirement: required lower division course for Environmental Studies majors