AP Environmental science is a course focusing on the relationships between humans and the natural environment. This course’s mission is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to identify, analyze, and resolve environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. This course will stress scientific literacy through application of problem-solving skills while encouraging reflection in the social sciences to broaden student perception of our role in the environment
Environmental science has come to mean a great many things to many different people and, as such, can cover a myriad of topics throughout a course of this nature. While this course explores many different topic areas, the following themes serve as a foundation for student expectations and instructional methodologies.