Surveys environmental issues and the impact of people on the environment. Covers water, air, and soil pollution. Discusses pollution prevention and remediation methods. For majors and any who have an interest in environmental issues.
Discusses safety laws, training requirements, and the use of personal protective equipment. Covers management of a safety program and development of a safety culture.
Covers the basic processes used to treat wastewater including primary treatment, biological treatment, and chemical treatment processes. Offers excellent preparation for the state license exam.
For water managers, public health workers, and environmental managers. Discusses the role microorganisms in water treatment, wastewater treatment, agriculture, environmental change, and others.
Studies basic laboratory techniques used by labs working on environmental projects. Covers safety, pH, dissolved oxygen, BOD, turbidity, organics, and others. Includes opportunities for undergraduate research. Course Lab fee of $38 for supplies/materials/lab applies.
Covers coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, water sources, sampling, disinfection, and regulations. Introduces the equipment used to treat water. Discusses the prevention of disease through effective treatment.
Meets the requirements for the OSHA 40 hour training. Includes personal protection, identifying hazardous materials, spill control, and incident management. Completers may obtain OSHA certification for handling hazardous materials. Course fee of $28 for materials applies.
Presents how environmental protection and proper sanitation can protect the public. Covers control of infectious and noninfectious diseases, safe water supplies, housing safety, radiation hazards, and air pollution.
For students interested in participating in humanitarian projects. Covers water supplies, adobe stoves, drip irrigation systems, photoelectric lighting, and rules for safety in unfamiliar surroundings.
For all students interested in environmental careers. Explores the career opportunities in environmental areas. Covers resumes, letters of inquiry, networking, and other methods of job seeking.
An introductory course for majors and non-majors. Covers basic topics such as soil classification, soil-water relations, fertility, soil strength, and soil conservation. Offers important background information for those involved in pollution prevention and remediation, environmental monitoring, and home gardening.
Allows students practical experience working at an environmentally related job. May be repeated for a maximum of five credits toward graduation. May be graded credit/no credit.
For environmental managers and safety managers. Discusses safe levels of exposure, safe industrial practices and regulations. Reviews standards for toxic substances. Increases awareness of toxins commonly found on job sites.
Covers the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Clean Air Act. Reviews the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Superfund law, DOT regulations, and OSHA regulations.
For students interested in becoming environmental managers. Covers the permits and reports that are required by the EPA, OSHA, state and local agencies that relate to air, water, and hazardous materials. Includes the preparation of sample permit applications and monthly operational reports.
Prepares students to analyze the flow of water. Includes the continuity equation, Hazen-Williams formula, and the Bernoulli Theorem. Completers will be better able to interact with engineers and operate water equipment in a professional manner.
Examines the broad issues that affect water quality and supply. Covers watershed management, limnology, stormwater management, and wetlands. Discusses the biological and physical processes that occur and the legal constraints that affect management decisions.
For those interested in the interaction between industry and the environment. Covers the systems and organization necessary to effectively manage environmental issues. Discusses the ISO 14000 standard and its effect upon management practices.
Covers the investigation and preliminary cleanup of a contaminated site. Includes planning, training, site characterization, sampling, and site control. Completers should have a basic understanding of the process used to remediate an environmentally damaged site.
Reviews the origins of poverty and the current conditions of people in developing countries. Offers development solutions being pursued around the world. Empowers students to play an active role in international poverty reduction by introducing international development and its challenges. Teaches students how to determine appropriate technologies based on design, physical, and social considerations.
Introduces the operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Focuses on GIS software and basic theory of geographic information science. Offers valuable preparation for careers in geography, planning, surveying, marketing, environmental technology, biology, engineering, and other related fields. Lab access fee of $30 for computers applies
Studies local environmental issues, new technologies, and the challenges faced by environmental managers. Issues discussed will vary with the semester. Prepares students for a thoughtful discussion of environmental issues.
Covers key issues in land use planning and how they affect the environment. Includes multiple use concepts, focused uses, zoning, mapping, and the political processes used in planning. Discusses the importance of strategic planning and public relations.
For students in the Environmental Management program and others interested in natural resource issues. Introduces the management and conservation of natural resources. Discusses forestry, range management, wildlife management, and outdoor recreation.
Teaches how to solve textbook problems by developing skills in mathematics and understanding of hydrology. Uses hydrology to solve the real problems of real people. Requires that each student carry out a service learning project in the areas of water development, water conservation or water quality.
Covers the science of energy production and consumption. Quantitatively analyzes various methods of energy production, distribution, and end use in all sectors of our society, including transportation, residential living, and industry. Examines the impacts of our energy consumption on the environment and prospects for alternative energy sources. Intended for science majors interested in energy use in society or in an energy related career, and for students in other majors who feel that a technical understanding of energy use will help them to understand and mitigate its impact in our society.
For upper-division students with an interest in environmental policy. Discusses the process by which policies are made and the factors that influence policy formation. Includes political factors, economics, international issues, public awareness and others.
Continuation of ENVT 3790 with an emphasis on contaminant hydrology and computer modeling. Requires students to prepare a case study in the area of contaminant hydrology. Requires that each student carry out a service learning project in the areas of water development, water conservation or water quality.
Engages students in supervised geologic or environmental work in a professional setting. Requires approval by the Chair of the Department of Earth Science. Includes maintaining a journal of student experiences and preparing a paper summarizing their experience. A maximum of 3 credit hours may be counted toward graduation. May be graded Credit/No Credit.
Strengthens problem-solving skills in the area of surface water hydrology. Major topics include drainage networks, open-channel hydraulics, theory of sediment transport, and statistical hydrology. Provides the opportunity to contribute to ongoing departmental research in surface water hydrology.
Allows students to pursue undergraduate research projects. Includes instructor directed practical research. Students will prepare a report of their findings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation.