Topic For each module, you are required to complete a brief narrative reflecting on your views of current environmental issues. By the end of the course you will complete a total of eight journals. Select a current environmental threat and discuss the issue in regard to the following: 1. the threat to the environment (including a description of the affected niche, organism, and ecosystem); 2. the root cause of the problem; 3. proposed solutions to the issue; 4. possible consequences if the issue if unchecked; 5. how the issue relates to the Saint Leo core values of Respect and Responsible Stewardship.

Topic
For each module, you are required to complete a brief narrative reflecting on your views of
current environmental issues. By the end of the course you will complete a total of eight journals.
Select a current environmental threat and discuss the issue in regard to the following:
1. the threat to the environment (including a description of the affected niche, organism, and
ecosystem);
2. the root cause of the problem;
3. proposed solutions to the issue;
4. possible consequences if the issue if unchecked;
5. how the issue relates to the Saint Leo core values of Respect and Responsible
Stewardship.
Guidelines
Executive summary format. No more than 750 words (not counting bibliography),
double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, headers and
footers. You are required to adhere to the 750-word maximum. If the paper is one word
longer it will not be accepted. For other format requirements, follow APA guidelines (see
the course Resources area for more about APA).
Be succinct! Brevity is important, but completeness of answer is not excused by the
750-word requirement.
Cite facts. Do not simply offer unsupported opinion.
Provide the source of your information by providing a citation within the text.
Do not plagiarize. Use your own words. Please do not quote.
Late assignments will not be accepted.
Bibliography. On a separate page (not counted toward your 750-word limit), list your
sources in the order cited in your paper. Assignments without a bibliography will not be
accepted (and are plagiarism anyway). Please use APA format for the bibliography.

**** Text used for class is:
Textbooks:
Trefil, J. and Hazen, R.M. (2010). The sciences: An integrated approach (6
th
ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John
Wiley and Sons. ISBN-10: 0-470-11854-7. ISBN-13: 978-0-470-11854-2

**** Other sources are acceptable

**** Website for saintleo core values:
http://www.saintleo.edu/About-SLU/Core-Values

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