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Environmental Course Descriptions
ENVM105 - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (2-2-3)
An introduction to the effect of hazardous substances on human health, including identification of risks, hazard communication, respiratory protection, material storage, noise, radiation, and mitigation. The basic elements of applicable federal and state health and safety regulations are examined with emphasis on the requirements of OSHA's 40-hour Health and Safety Training program for hazardous waste site operations. Prerequisite: Junior status or above in BES program.
ENVM200 - ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM (COFE200) (2-0-2)
This course provides a forum for different disciplines and interests to assess and evaluate current environmental topics. This course includes a service-learning component and encourages student and faculty interaction with local, regional, and national environmental advocates. In the process, students will develop applied research skills as well as oral and written skills. In addition to addressing environmental issues from a scientific basis, socioeconomic and political aspects of environmental issues are also incorporated. Day Course.
ENVM215 - ENVIRONMENTAL ECOLOGY (2-2-3)
An introduction to environmental systems, including air, water and land, and their inter-relationships with human activity. Prerequisite: GEOL400 Site Characterization. Day Course.
ENVM220 - ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (3-2-4)
An introduction to the fundamentals of microbiology, with elements of public health, microbiology, process microbiology, treatment of wastewaters, the roles of micro-biology on chemical cycles, and the ecological elements of energy nutrient relations, species diversity, and food webs. Prerequisite: CHEM100 Chemistry I; Enrollment in BES program. Day Course.
ENVM430 - FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES (3-0-3)
Provides the techniques to design and characterize chemical balances based on an understanding of material balances, energy balances, and other fundamental system analysis methods. Prerequisite: CHEM150 Chemistry II and MATH510 Calculus III. Day Course.
ENVM440 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND PROTECTION (2-4-4)
Introduces the relationship of the environment and human activity to public health and welfare, and its control from governmental, regulatory, and legal perspectives. Prerequisite: Junior status or above in BES program. Day Course.
ENVM490 - ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT (3-2-4)
Introduces the various modeling techniques appropriate to environmental problems for estimating, predicting, and evaluating the effects of projects, processes and systems upon the environment and humans. Prerequisite: Junior status or above in BES program. Day Course.
ENVM500 - WASTE AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM DESIGN (3-2-4)
Instruction in the theory and design of water and wastewater treatment systems including physical, biological, and chemical processes. Prerequisite: CHEM150 Chemistry II; Enrollment in BES program. Day Course.
ENVM520 - SUSTAINABILITY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (3-2-4)
This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of sustainability for the built environment with an emphasis on life-cycle design, materials selection, and resources conservation. Prerequisite: Junior status or above in BES program. Day Course.
ENVM570 - INTRODUCTION TO AIR, NOISE AND RADIATION POLLUTION (3-2-4)
Examines the basic concepts of air, noise and radiation pollution, typical sources and potential remedial actions. Prerequisite: PHYS310 Engineering Physics I; Enrollment in BES program. Day Course.
ENVM580 - ENERGY RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION (3-2-4)
This course introduces the student to the generation, transmission, use and conservation of energy at local, regional and global scales. Prerequisite: Junior status or above in BES program. Day Course.
ENVM660 - SENIOR DESIGN IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (1-6-4)
Students work in small groups to perform a significant design or research project, utilizing skills and knowledge they have acquired in the Environmental Science (BES) program. Prerequisite: Senior status in BES program. Day Course.