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2012-2013 Catalogue

Courses in Environmental Sciences

ENSC 001 - Intro Environmental Sciences
Emphasizes the impacts of human activity on the environment. Attention to resources at risk and pollutant fate and effects on ecosystems.
Credits: 3.
ENSC 130 - Global Environmental Assessmnt
Assessment of human impacts on the global environment. Hands-on application of satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems to address key environmental issues. Prerequisite: BIOL 001 or BOT 004, CHEM 023, or equivalent, MATH 019.
Credits: 3.
ENSC 160 - Pollutant Mvmt/Air,Land&Water
Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of pollutant behavior from source to ultimate fate. Laboratory methodologies for measuring pollutants and predicting their transport, behavior, and fate. Prerequisites: ENSC 001 ; BIOC 011, BIOC 012; CHEM 031, CHEM 032; MATH 019, MATH 020
Credits: 4.
ENSC 185 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Variable credit.
Credits: 1-12.
ENSC 195 - Internship
Professionally-oriented field experience under joint supervision of faculty and business or community representative. Prerequisite: Proposal and permission of ENSC Director; Junior standing; good academic standing; Maximum of six hours. Three can be applied to elected concentration with Director permission.
Credits: 1-6.
ENSC 196 - Independent Research
Special study and research activity under the directory of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Proposal and permission of ENSC Director; Junior standing; good academic standing. Up to six hours. Three can be applied to elected concentration with Director permission.
Credits: 1-6.
ENSC 201 - Recovery&Restor Altered Ecosys
Role of stress and disturbance and the natural process of recovery in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Human efforts to modify, restore, and remediate altered ecosystems. Prerequisites: NR 103 or an intermediate-level ecology course; or Instructor permission. ENSC 160 strongly recommended.
Credits: 3.
ENSC 202 - Ecological Risk Assessment
ENSC 201, NR 140 or STAT 141; Senior standing, or Instructor permission. Approaches used to identify, measure, and manage ecological risk. Problem formulation, characterization, uncertainty analysis, and risk management. Case studies. Prerequisite:
Credits: 3.
ENSC 222 - Pollution Ecology
Impacts of pollutants on the structure and function of ecosystems. Examination of how air, land, and water influence fate and effects of pollutants. Prerequisites: BCOR 011, CHEM 023, NR 103, or equivalent ecology course.
Credits: 3.
ENSC 285 - Adv Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Senior standing or Instructor permission. Variable credit.
Credits: 1-12.
ENSC 299 - Environmental Sciences Honors
Honors project dealing with environmental sciences. Prerequisite: By application only, see program chair. Not approved for Graduate credit.
Credits: 3-6.

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