Provides a study of natural and modified systems and their interactions with humans and other living organisms. Students will gain scientific understanding of natural environments and the effects of human modification upon the natural world. Topics include: climate, soil, water resources, riparian areas, hazardous waste, and pollution of air, food, water, and agriculture. Students will learn about assessment procedures and riparian habitat improvements used by local government agencies. Lab work required. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088. Student may not earn credit for both ENVS& 101 and AGPR 101. Formerly ESCI 101, Introduction to Environmental Sciences.