Environmental Science (ENVR)

Courses

ENVR 1301. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. 3 Hours.

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of environmental science. Environmental science, as a discipline, along with key chemical, physical, geological, and biological aspects and relevant societal issues will be examined.

ENVR 1330. GLOBAL WARMING. 3 Hours.

Global environmental challenges confronting humanity such as pollution, depletion of natural resources, ecosystem deterioration, food production, and population growth. Offered as ENVR 1330 and GEOL 1330. Credit will not be given for both.

ENVR 2414. THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH. 4 Hours.

This course will assess the impact on human health of: 1) population growth and available resources; 2) exposure to man-made harmful substances; and 3) environmental degradation.

ENVR 3187. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FIELD METHODS. 1 Hour.

Measurement and analysis of environmental data collected in the field. Special fee covers cost of transportation and equipment. Prerequisite: CHEM 1442.

ENVR 4189. RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. 1 Hour.

Supervised undergraduate research in some aspect of environmental science. Prerequisite: Permission from Instructor.

ENVR 4190. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE INTERNSHIP. 1 Hour.

Work in environmental sciences for a commercial concern at least 20 hours per week for three months. Requirements include: writing a resume, learning how to interview and function on the job, and a report describing the work.

ENVR 4289. RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. 2 Hours.

Supervised undergraduate research in any one of the various fields of environmental sciences. May be repeated but will not meet Environmental Science degree requirements. Prerequisite: permission from instructor.

ENVR 4303. TOPICS IN SUSTAINABILITY. 3 Hours.

Governmental and regulatory issues as they relate to sustainability. Course offered as SUST 5303 and EVSE 5303. Credit will be granted only once.

ENVR 4315. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES. 3 Hours.

This course serves as an introduction to and covers broad aspects of environmental studies. It is designed to foster an increased understanding of physical, chemical and biological systems of terrestrial and aquatic environments, their complex connections and patterns, and human interactions. In this course emphasis is placed on a holistic approach to environmental studies using case studies, learning activities, and discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Students will examine the relationship between humankind and nature in order to gain a broad understanding of issues, causes, and possible solutions to the array of environmental challenges faced in today's world. Prerequisite: Junior standing, core complete.

ENVR 4330. UNDERSTANDING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.

A practical introduction to GIS and methods of creating, maintaining and displaying spatial data using the ArcGIS software. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.

ENVR 4389. RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. 3 Hours.

Supervised undergraduate research in any one of the various fields of environmental sciences. May be repeated but will not meet Environmental Science degree requirements.

ENVR 4454. STATISTICS FOR EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS. 4 Hours.

This course provides students with basic principles of statistics and helps students apply statistics to analyze data and interpret results from the perspective of Earth and environmental scientists. The course will first introduce basic concepts and then focus on applications to various examples in Earth and environmental sciences. Offered as ENVR 4454 and GEOL 4454, credit will not be given for both.

ENVR 4455. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY SYSTEMS. 4 Hours.

This course is designed to introduce the process principles that govern contaminant transport and transformations in multimedia environments. This course will cover application of fate and transport models to evaluate pollutant interactions with the biosphere, particularly in the context of human exposure modeling and health risk assessment. Offered as ENVR 4455 and GEOL 4455. Credit will not be given for both.

ENVR 4456. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT. 4 Hours.

This course introduces the basic scientific components of environmental and occupational health risk assessment and describes the policy context in which decisions to manage environmental health risks are made. The course presents the quantitative methods used to assess the human health risks associated with exposure to toxic chemicals, focusing on the four major components of risk assessment-hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. Offered as ENVR 4456 and GEOL 4456. Credit will not be given for both.