This course is the equivalent of a one-semester introductory college course in environmental science. It is a rigorous, interdisciplinary science course that stresses scientific principles and analysis and includes a laboratory component. It provides 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 man-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Students are expected to take the AP exam for college credit. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of ¨B¨ in Honors Biology, Honors Physics and Honors Chemistry.