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									AP Environmental Science Syllabus 2012-13
Text: Living in the Environment 15th Ed. By G. Tyler Miller, Jr.

Units & Chapters                                          ____     (Approx # Classes)
I. Introduction to Environmental Concepts
     Ch. 1 Environmental Issues, Their Causes, & Sustainability        (3)
     Ch. 2 (12th ed.) Environmental History: Sages and Movements       (2)
     Ch. 2 Review: Scientific Method, Chemistry, Thermodynamics        (1)
     Ch. 3 Energy Flow and Matter Cycles                                (3)
     Ch. 20 Climate Change & Ozone Loss                                (2)
II. Species Interactions, Biodiversity, and Sustainability
     Ch. 4 Adaptations, Niches, Extinctions                            (2)
     Ch. 7 Species Interactions: Symbiosis, Competition, Succession    (3)
     Ch. 5 Climate, Biomes, & Terrestrial Biodiversity                 (5)
     Ch. 11 Sustaining Endangered & Threatened Species                 (3)
     Ch. 10 Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity                        (2)
III. Aquatics
     Ch. 6 Aquatic Ecosystems: Saltwater and Freshwater                (3)
     Ch. 14 Water Resources, Issues, & Management                      (4)
     Ch. 21 Water Pollution                                            (3)
     Ch. 12 Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity                            (3)
     Ch. 13.8 Sustaining Fisheries, Fishing Methods, and Aquaculture   (1)
IV. Mineral & Energy Resources and Land Use Management
    Ch. 15 Geologic Processes, Soils, & Mineral Resources              (2)
    Ch. 16 Nonrenewable Energy Resources & Nuclear Energy              (3)
    Ch. 17 Renewable Energy Resources and Energy Efficiency            (4)
    Ch. 22 Solid & Hazardous Waste Management and Recycling            (3)
V. Populations
    Ch. 8 Population Dynamics                                      (2)
    Ch. 9 Human Population and Demographics                        (2)
    Ch 23 Sustainable Cities: Urban Land Use Management            (3)
    Ch 13.1-9 World Hunger, Food Resources, & The Green Revolution (3)
VI. Pollution, Toxicology, and Risk Management
    Ch. 13.10-11 Pesticides and Integrated Pest Management             (3)
    Ch. 19 Air Pollution                                               (2)
    Ch. 18 Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health                          (2)
    Ch. 25 Environmental Laws                                          (2)
    Ch. 24 The Economics of Sustainability (Green Job Opportunities)   (2)

VII. Review and Preparation for National AP Exam                        (4)

								
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