Environmental Science (ENV)

ENV 5102  Current Advances in Environmental Science  (1)  

This seminar course includes applications of scientific inquiry to environmental science and development of policies that influence the quality of the environment. Graduate students attend seminars and engage the speaker on a weekly basis.

ENV 5155  Advanced In-Situ Instrumentation Techniques  (1)  
Cross-listed as PHY 5155  

See PHY 5155 for course information.

ENV 5188  Advanced Laboratory Methods in Life Sciences  (1)  
Co-requisite(s): ENV 5288  

Advanced Laboratory Methods in Life Sciences is a course for the advanced life sciences student. Course content explores biochemical and genetic techniques via classroom lectures and discussion as well as active demonstration/participation in the laboratory. Students learn principles and techniques used to evaluate a variety of endpoints across several disciplines.

ENV 5199  Non-Thesis Degree Completion  (1)  

To fulfill requirements for non-thesis master's students who need to complete final degree requirements other than coursework during their last semester. This may include such things as a comprehensive examination, oral examination, or foreign language requirement. Students are required to be registered during the semester they graduate.

ENV 5288  Concepts for Advanced Laboratory Methods in Life Sciences  (2)  
Co-requisite(s): ENV 5188  

Concepts for Advanced Laboratory Methods in Life Sciences is a course for the advanced life sciences student. It explores laboratory methods via classroom lectures and discussion as well as active demonstration/participation in the laboratory. Students learn principles and techniques used to evaluate a variety of endpoints across several disciplines.

ENV 5300  Integrative Seminar in Environmental Studies  (3)  

An in-depth interdisciplinary examination of environmental practices in six areas: the ecosphere, human ecosystems, principles and practices in areas such as the ecosphere, human ecosystems, natural resources and pollution, environment and society, methodology, and emerging themes.

ENV 5301  Global Health and Environmental Aspects of Disater Risk Reduction  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of instructor  

This course studies the global health and environmental concepts of disaster response and risk reduction. Lectures and discussions explore the practical aspects of recent disasters, disease outbreaks, and environmental incidents and the methods, strategies, and tools that could be used to mitigate future disasters.

ENV 5302  Foundations of Environmental Health Science  (3)  
Cross-listed as HED 5302, PUBH 5302  

Overview of current topics in environmental health, including environmental toxicology and disease, food security and safety, risk assessment, air and water quality, waste management, emerging contaminants and diseases, public health concepts of emergency preparedness, environmental regulation, and mitigation of environmental risks.

ENV 5303  Environmental Chemical Analysis  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): ENV 3387 or CHE 3331; or consent of instructor  

Analytic chemistry techniques used in environmental science including sampling, wet chemistry, chromatography, and spectroscopic methods.

ENV 5310  Agricultural Ecology  (3)  

Ecological basis for food production in both temperate and tropical countries with emphasis on understanding the nature of the vulnerability of agriculture to environmental disturbance and on possible mechanisms to improve the stability and sustained productivity of improve the stability and sustained productivity of agricultural systems.

ENV 5315  Research Design and Methods  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Senior or graduate standing; or consent of instructor  

Research design and methods. Students produce a comprehensive research proposal in their major field(s) of study and submit for funding to appropriate agency or foundation.

ENV 5321  Energy Economics  (3)  
Cross-listed as ECO 5321  

See ECO 5321 for course information.

ENV 5323  Research Design and Research Methods  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSC 5323  

See PSC 5323 for course information.

ENV 5325  Advanced Methods for Human Health Risk Assessment and Analysis  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Successful completion of ENV 4325, graduate standing, or approval by the instructor  

This course introduces students to advanced concepts, data sources, and methodologies used in the field of human health risk assessment and provides them with an understanding of current issues in environmental sciences. Students conduct a quantitative risk assessment, which is demonstrated in the final project that includes a risk management proposal with uncertainty/sensitivity analysis.

ENV 5330  Conservation Biology  (3)  
Cross-listed as BIO 5330  

See BIO 5330 for course information.

ENV 5342  Ecological Risk Assessment  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor  

A thorough treatment of assessment procedures for quantifying hazardous effects of chemicals on the environment. Topics will include but are not limited to components of risk assessment paradigm, ecological risk assessment for contaminated sites, the precautionary principle, and other contemporary risk assessment issues.

ENV 5350  The Environment and Third World Development  (3)  

This course introduces students to the field of environmental issues and Third World development with emphasis on sustainable development and ensured environmental security.

ENV 5360  Biological Invasions: Ecology and Management  (3)  
Cross-listed as BIO 5360  

See BIO 5360 for course information.

ENV 5368  Integrated Energy Resource Systems  (3)  
Cross-listed as AVS 5368  

A seminar approach which examines various examples of integrated energy systems combining different renewable and conventional resources.

ENV 5370  Advanced Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Two semesters each of university-level chemistry and biology or consent of instructor  

Advanced principles of environmental toxicology, environmental fate of pollutants, and risk assessment. The course will focus on contemporary topics and methodology.

ENV 5373  Advanced Environmental Biotechnology  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Two semesters each of university-level chemistry and biology; or consent of instructor  

Special applications of biotechnology in the areas of degradation and remediation of environmental contaminants; environmental implications of genetic engineering.

ENV 5376  Advanced Urban and Regional Comprehensive Environmental Planning  (3)  

Seminar which examines the application of the principles and practices of comprehensive planning at the urban and regional levels emphasizing the implications of the natural environmental characteristics of an area while addressing the social, economic, and physical environmental needs of a community.

ENV 5377  Landscape Ecology  (3)  
Cross-listed as BIO 5377  

See BIO 5377 for course information.

ENV 5379  Ecosystem Management  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of instructor  

A seminar in the application of ecological principles to the management of terrestrial, freshwater and marine communities and ecosystems. An overview for students from all environmental specialties with an emphasis on case histories.

ENV 5387  Advanced Environmental Chemistry  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Four semesters of university-level chemistry; or consent of instructor  

Sources and implications of chemical pollution, cost/benefit analyses, chemical implications of alternative energy sources, waste minimization, recycling, and decontamination considerations.

ENV 5391  Measurement Methods and Data Analysis for Air Pollution Research  (3)  
Cross-listed as AVS 5391  
Pre-requisite(s): CHE 1301 and 1302; or AVS 4320 and 4330; or consent of instructor  

Measurement methods, such as spectroscopy, and statistical analysis used to characterize the chemical and physical properties of air to determine pollution levels and air quality.

ENV 5393  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics  (3)  
Cross-listed as AVS 5393  
Pre-requisite(s): CHE 1301 and 1302; or AVS 4320 and 4330; or consent of instructor  

Chemistry and physics of the troposphere and stratosphere, including photochemistry, chemical kenetics, aerosol formation, micrometerology, atmospheric modeling, and other advanced topics.

ENV 5404  Wetland Ecology and Management  (4)  
Cross-listed as BIO 5404  

See BIO 5404 for course information.

ENV 5405  Stream Ecology  (4)  
Cross-listed as BIO 5405  

See BIO 5405 for course information.

ENV 5413  Advanced Ecological Data Analysis  (4)  
Cross-listed as BIO 5413  

See BIO 5413 for course information.

ENV 5V52  Special Topics in Environmental Analysis  (1-12)  

The course may be repeated depending on the combination of semester hours up to a maximum of twelve semester hours.

ENV 5V90  Graduate Environmental Practicum  (1-3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of instructor  

A practicum supervised by an environmental professional. May be salaried or volunteer. Requires one hundred fifty to one hundred sixty hours of work per semester hour. Students are required to complete three hours of ENV 5V90 for their degree requirements.

ENV 5V98  Graduate Research  (1-15)  
Pre-requisite(s): Graduate standing  

Required of all graduate students. For research credit associated with graduate research. Credit will be given for the amount of work done. May be repeated for credit through 45 hours.

ENV 5V99  Research for Master's Thesis  (1-6)  

The course is required to be repeated depending on the combination of semester hours up to a minimum of six semester hours.

ENV 6V98  Dissertation Proposal and Prospectus Research  (1-3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Graduate standing  

For research credit, once coursework is completed, and prior to admission to candidacy for an advanced degree. May be repeated for credit up to 6 hours.

ENV 6V99  Dissertation  (1-9)  

Research, data analysis, writing, and oral defense of an approved doctoral dissertation on a research topic in Environmental Science. Student must have been Admitted to Candidacy before registering for dissertation hours.