• Meets Graduation Requirement in Life Science; Meets CSU/UC “D” Requirement
    Prerequisite: C or higher in high school level Biology and Chemistry. Due to the rigor of this course, Rio recommends that students consult with their current science teacher for advisement.
    Grades: 11-12 (1 year)
    10 Credits  
    DESCRIPTION: The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide students 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 the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.
    Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. There are several major unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across the many topics included in the study of environmental science that provide the underlying framework for the course including but not limited to topics in biology, geology, chemistry, energy use, land planning, and pollution of the environment.
Last Modified on April 5, 2021