Environmental Science (ENV)

Courses

ENV 110A. Environmental Science Laboratory. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a laboratory component to complement ENV 110. Emphasis is placed on laboratory and field experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of environmental relationships and of contemporary environmental issues.

ENV 110. Environmental Science. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers fundamental scientific principles and problems facing society today. Topics include population, natural resources, air and water pollution, and waste disposal problems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate insight into the role the individual plays in shaping the environment.

ENV 120. Earth Science. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the fundamental principles of earth science that provide a foundation for continued study in environmental science. Emphasis is placed on the basic principles of geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and the development of inquiry about the natural world through observation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the component areas of earth science.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:

ENV 218. Environmental Health. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the influence of environmental conditions on human health. Emphasis is placed on environmental contaminants and the major exposure routes of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to examine segments of the environment, including air, water, and food, and determine how the conditions of these influence human health.

ENV 220. Applied Ecology. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the relationships between organisms and their environment and the interactions among organisms. Topics include environmental factors affecting aquatic and terrestrial systems, regulation and dynamics of populations, interactions among species, and the ecological viewpoint in modern land management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between man and his environment and the ecological impact of human activities.

Prerequisites: Take One Group:

ENV 224. Land Resource Management. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers methods of properly managing land-based resources for maximum conservation and use. Emphasis is placed on the physical, biological, and ecological principles underlying sustainable use of soil, mineral, forest, and ground and surface water resources for current and future generations. Upon completions, students should be able to develop conservation plans for sustainable use of major land resources.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:Take ENV 110 with a minimum grade of C
Take BIO 140 BIO 140A with a minimum grade of C
Take ENV 120 with a minimum grade of C
Take GEL 120 with a minimum grade of C
Take PHS 130 with a minimum grade of C

ENV 226. Environmental Law. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers federal laws and acts concerning environmental quality standards and the use of resources, legal procedures for enforcing laws, and problems concerning enforcement. Emphasis is placed on environmental law basics, water quality laws, air quality laws, waste disposal laws, and biological resource protection laws. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of federal/state environmental laws and their importance to the protection of environmental quality.

ENV 232. Site Assessment and Remediation. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the concepts and techniques utilized in the assessment and remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater. Emphasis is placed on hydrogeology, environmental sampling, and remedication practices. Upon completion, the student should be able to properly sample environmental medica, demonstrate a knowledge of groundwater dynamics, and discuss various remediation approaches.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options: