Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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BIOS 1030 - Environmental Science

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:


Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
4 Credit(s)
Environmental Biotechnology is designed to give students an introduction to the scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of environmental biotechnology. Students develop laboratory skills, critical thinking, and communication skills currently used in the industry. Topics covered will include environmental pollution monitoring, sewage treatment including domestic, agricultural, and industrial waste, bioremediation, biofuels, other clean biotechnology techniques, laboratory work, and workplace experiences via off-site tours. Semesters available: Day - F UG
2 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOS 1030L  

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOL 1230  , BIOS 1010  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Describe ecosystem ecology and the Earth’s physical systems.

Written homework assignment (Week 1), midterm (Week 6-7) and final examination
2. Describe environmental science and sustainability. Quiz (Week 2), midterm examination (Week 6-7) and final examination

3. Demonstrate proper lab safety and identify safety procedures used in the lab.

Quiz (Week 2), midterm (Week 6-7) and final examination

4. Perform math computations and lab techniques with various environmental assessment, DOo, pH, conductivity, temperature, turbidity.

Written homework assignment, weekly lab assignments (Week 2-3), midterm (Week 6-7) and final examination and final examination
5. Illustrate the fundamentals of pollution control. Written homework assignment, quiz (Week 4) and midterm examination (Week 6-7) and final examination
6. Identify factors influencing global climate change. Quiz (Week 7-8), midterm and final examination

7. Describe fundamentals of alternative energy, bioremediation and bio-fuels.

Quiz (Week 10) and final examination

8. Classify the fundamentals of industrial waste management and bioremediation.

Quiz (Week 11-12) and final examination

9. Describe fundamentals of other biotechnical techniques and sustainable solutionss: plant, DNA, GMO’s.

Quiz (Week 13-14) and final examination


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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