Environmental Science and Engineering (EVSE)

Courses

EVSE 5100. SELECTED TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. 1 Hour.

May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

EVSE 5120. ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL MENTORING & BUSINESS ETHICS. 1 Hour.

Provides credit to students participating in an approved mentoring program with an experience environmental professional. May be repeated once for credit.

EVSE 5200. SELECTED TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL & EARTH SCIENCES. 2 Hours.

May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

EVSE 5294. INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS IN ENVIRONMENTAL & EARTH SCIENCES. 2 Hours.

Individual research projects supervised by a faculty member.

EVSE 5300. SELECTED TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL & EARTH SCIENCE. 3 Hours.

May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

EVSE 5309. ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS-BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the biological components of environmental systems. Population dynamics, species interactions, community structure, biodiversity, bioenergetics, nutrient cycling and human impacts are reviewed. Focus will be on natural processes and their engineering applications.

EVSE 5310. ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS-CHEMICAL ASPECTS. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the chemistries of air at different altitudes, of water systems and of soils. Chemical and physico-chemical processes at phase boundaries, modeling for kinetics and mass transport, analytical techniques and disposal and recycling are included as well as their impact on engineering decisions.

EVSE 5311. ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS-GEOLOGICAL ASPECTS. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the tectonic, volcanic, atmospheric, climatic, hydrologic and geochemical processes and natural hazards of the earth, and their interaction with political, economic and engineering decisions.

EVSE 5315. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. 3 Hours.

Provides credit to students participating in an approved internship or part-time work experience.

EVSE 5320. TOXICOLOGY. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the general principles of toxicology with an emphasis on certain classes of toxic agents, their sources and toxic effects, as well as their environmental fate. Prerequisite: CHEM 2322.

EVSE 5321. HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT. 3 Hours.

An introduction to health considerations relevant to environmental projects. Prepares students to take the Registered Environmental Health Specialist Examination.

EVSE 5322. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the health assessment process, presenting methodologies and guidelines for conducting health assessments.

EVSE 5323. ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. 3 Hours.

An introduction to health issues of current concern resulting from environmental exposures. Topics include: environmental asthma, endocrine disruptors, climate change and health, emerging contaminants, nanotechnology and health, airborne particles and pediatric health.

EVSE 5350. CONTAMINANT HYDROGEOLOGY. 3 Hours.

Sources and types of various organic and inorganic contaminants; the physical, chemical, and biological factors and processes that affect the transport and fate of contaminants in the subsurface; non-aqueous phase liquids and multiphase flow; and various remedial techniques of contaminated sites. Prerequisite: GEOL 4320 or GEOL 5328 (or concurrent enrollment).

EVSE 5351. GEOMORPHOLOGY AND QUATERNARY STRATIGRAPHY OF SEDIMENTARY SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.

This course examines those physical processes that sculpt the surface of the Earth and result in deposition of sediments. Surface systems covered include weathering, mass wasting, rivers, shorelines, eolian processes, and glaciers. The course also examines the stratigraphic techniques used to decode the recent (2 million to present) stratigraphic record of these systems. Course is designed for geologists, biologists, and other fields concerned with interpreting and/or managing modern environments.

EVSE 5394. INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS IN ENVIRONMENTAL & EARTH SCIENCES. 3 Hours.

Individual research projects supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

EVSE 5395. MASTER'S PROJECT. 3 Hours.

May be used as elective for students in non-thesis program. Graded F, P.

EVSE 5398. THESIS. 3 Hours.

Graded F, R.

EVSE 5405. METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY. 4 Hours.

A quantitative approach to the study of the structure, energy, and motions of the atmosphere.

EVSE 5465. PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY AND LIMNOLOGY. 4 Hours.

An introduction to physical processes in lakes and oceans. Changes in lakes and oceans influence heat, and momentum fluxes at the aquatic/oceanic and atmospheric interface. Topics include ocean/lake structure and circulation, and the impact of global climate change on lakes and oceans. Field excursions to nearby lakes combine theoretical knowledge and field measurements. Prerequisite: PHYS 1441 or PHYS 1443; and MATH 2425.

EVSE 5698. THESIS. 6 Hours.

Graded F, P, R.

EVSE 5998. THESIS. 9 Hours.

Graded F, P, R.

EVSE 6100. SEMINAR IN ENVIRONMENTAL & EARTH SCIENCES. 1 Hour.

Topics presented by faculty, students, and invited lecturers.

EVSE 6197. RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL & EARTH SCIENCES. 1 Hour.

Individually approved research projects. May be repeated for credit. Graded F, P, R.

EVSE 6297. RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL & EARTH SCIENCES. 2 Hours.

Individually approved research projects. May be repeated for credit. Graded F, P, R.

EVSE 6397. RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND EARTH SCIENCES. 3 Hours.

Individually approved research projects. May be repeated for credit. Graded F, P, R.

EVSE 6399. DISSERTATION. 3 Hours.

Graded F, R.

EVSE 6697. RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL & EARTH SCIENCE. 6 Hours.

Individually approved research projects. May be repeated for credit. Graded F, P, R.

EVSE 6699. DISSERTATION. 6 Hours.

Graded F, R, P, W.

EVSE 6997. RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL & EARTH SCIENCE. 9 Hours.

Individually approved research projects. May be repeated for credit. Graded F, P, R.

EVSE 6999. DISSERTATION. 9 Hours.

Graded F, P, R.

EVSE 7399. DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION. 3 Hours.

This course may be taken during the semester in which a student expects to complete all requirements for the doctoral degree and graduate. Enrolling in this course meets minimum enrollment requirements for graduation, for holding fellowships awarded by The Office of Graduate Studies and for full-time GTA or GRA positions. Students should verify that enrollment in this course meets other applicable enrollment requirements. To remain eligible in their final semester of study for grants, loans or other forms of financial aid administered by the Financial Aid Office must enroll in a minimum of 5 hours as required by the Office of Financial Aid. Other funding sources may also require more than 3-hours of enrollment. Additional hours may also be required to meet to requirements set by immigration law or by the policies of the student's degree program. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office, other sources of funding, Office of International Education and/or their graduate advisor to verify enrollment requirements before registering for this course. This course may only be taken once and may not be repeated. Students who do not complete all graduation requirements while enrolled in this course must enroll in a minimum of 6 dissertation hours (6699 or 6999) in their graduation term. Graded P/F/R.