ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (ENSC)
411-3 HYDROLOGY. (Same as GEOG 411) Hydrologic cycle, major stream systems, uses of water resources, and their relationships to quality and future supplies. Prerequisite: GEOG 111 or consent of instructor.
412-3 GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY. (Same as CE 412 and GEOG 412) Study of groundwater: occurrence, physical and chemical properties, flow and flow system modeling, relation to rock structure and lithology; contamination of groundwater resources. Prerequisites: GEOG 310; CHEM 113; or equivalents, or consent of instructor.
473-3 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH. Concepts and details regarding occupational health. Prerequisite: minimum one year of college chemistry or consent of instructor.
475-3 CHEMICAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT. Concepts and details regarding safe use and handling of chemicals as recommended by safety professionals. Prerequisite: minimum one year of college chemistry or consent of instructor.
505-1 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I. Student and faculty research on current environmental issues. Seminar is required to be taken during the first year of the program.
506-1 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II. Student’s seminar on his or her thesis or paper topic. Seminar is required to be taken during or just prior to the semester of students thesis or paper defense.
510-3 ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND POLICY. Skills used in environmental sciences and policy; coupling of science and policy in the discussion of local, regional, and global environmental concerns.
511-3 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. Prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems through social, political, and legal means. Prerequisite: ENSC 510 or consent of instructor.
512-3 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. Principle environmental laws and the judicial interpretation of important environmental statues that has developed around the protection of various aspects of the environment.
516-3 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS. (Same as BIOL 516 and GEOG 524) Implications and applications of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related environmental legislation. Methodologies for environmental inventory and environmental impact statement preparation.
520-3 ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING. Sampling techniques for water, air, soil, biota, and vegetation are covered for sampling activities that will provide representative environmental samples for analysis.
525-3 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. Emphasizes chemical equilibrium and thermodynamics, acid-base chemistry, dissolved carbon dioxide, coordination chemistry, precipitation an dissolution, oxidation and reduction, and adsorption reactions. Prerequisite: one year of college chemistry or consent of instructor.
528-3 ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS. Theory and application of procedures used in the separation, detection, identification, and quantitation of contaminants in environmental and biological samples.
528L-1 ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS LABORATORY. Laboratory techniques used in the separation, detection identification, and quantitation of contaminants in environmental and biological samples. Prerequisite: prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENSC 528.
531-3 TOXICOLOGY. Chemical and biological effects of toxic substances in living organisms at the molecular and biochemical level. Topics: routes of entry, mechanism of action, effects, antidotes, etc. Prerequisites: organic chemistry; graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
532-3 MOLECULAR TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY. (Same as BIOL 536) Molecular, biochemical, and cellular mechanisms of toxicity, mode of action, metabolism, and interactions of environmental pollutants, toxic chemicals, and drugs. Prerequisite: BIOL 319, or CHEM 471, or ENSC 531, or consent of instructor.
534-3 AQUATIC ECOTOXICOLOGY. (Same as BIOL 534) Biological effects of aquatic pollution from the molecular to the ecosystem level ; uptake, metabolism, excretion, food chain transfer, environmental fate and transport of aquatic pollutants. Prerequisites: ENSC 220 and ENSC 330 or ENSC 531 or BIOL 319 or BIOL 365 or CHEM 471 or consent of instructor.
535-3 ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT. (Same as BIOL 435) Application of ecology, chemistry, and toxicology to assess present and future pollution risks to populations, communities, ecosystems. Prerequisites: ENSC 531/CHEM 471; or ENSC/BIOL 330’ or BIOL 365; or equivalent; or consent of instructor.
540-3 POLLUTION ECOLOGY. The application of biological, ecological, chemical, and physical sciences to understanding the fate and transport of pollutants through ecosystems. Prerequisite: one year of college chemistry.
545-3 TREATMENT WETLANDS AND PHYTOREMEDIATION. Development and use of treatment wetlands and phytoremediation technology to clean up contaminated water, soil, and sediment. Focus on the hydrological, biogeochemical, and ecological processes. Prerequisites: three semesters of both Biology and Chemistry or consent of instructor.
550-3 APPLIED ECOLOGY. (Same as BIOL 564) Examination of the mechanisms, directions, and magnitude of an organism’s or ecosystem’s response to human perturbation. Prerequisite: BIOL 365 or consent of instructor.
555-3 AGROECOLOGY. Application of ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of agricultural production; theoretical and conceptual framework for the study and analysis of agroecosystems. Prerequisites: three semesters of both Biology and Chemistry or consent of instructor.
556-2 ADVANCED APPLIED ECOLOGY. Techniques in critical analysis and communication in the field of applied ecology. Prerequisite: ENSC 550 or BIOL 464 or consent of instructor.
561-3 PLANTS AND ENVIRONMENT. (Same as BIOL 561) Environmental effects on plant growth, reproduction, and distribution. Examination and measurements adaptive responses to environmental stress. Two lectures and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: one course in botany or consent of instructor.
570-3 ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT. (Same as CE 570) Techniques used to conceptualize, simulate, and analyze the dynamic nature of environmental systems. Theory and application of environmental modeling.
573-3 GIS MODELING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. Modeling of the natural environment using geographic information science and systems as well as environmental and biological field methodologies. Prerequisite: GEOG 418 consent of instructor.
575-3 STATISTICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. (Same as BIOL 575) Characterization of steps, processes, and statistical analysis necessary for a well-planned experiment. Theory and application of experimental design.
580-3 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION. (Same as BIOL 567) Environmental education history, practices, curriculum, organization, evaluation, project development and research required of successful practitioners in the field. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
590-1-6 ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIP. Coordinated activities of students with internships in "program relevant positions," as directed by their internship supervisors and faculty adviser. Prerequisites: ENSC 510; consent of faculty adviser and program director.
591-1 to 2 READINGS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. Coordinated readings with faculty in the areas of science, politics, law, education, technology, and other environmental areas. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and program director.
593-1 to 2 RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. Environmental laboratory, field, computer, and library research on an individual basis under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and program director.
595-1 to 3 TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. In-depth examination of components of one specific environmental problem. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated.
597-1 to 3 FINAL RESEARCH PAPER. Directed research to satisfy non-thesis paper requirement for MS degree. Graduate degree committee must approve topic. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of graduate committee chairperson.
599-1 to 6 THESIS. Directed research to satisfy thesis requirement for MS degree. Graduate degree committee must approve topic. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of graduate committee chairperson.