University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Environmental Sciences (ENSC)

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: 3.00
ENSC 009 - Orientation to Env Sciences
Introducing new majors to the environmental sciences through field trips, panel discussions and group projects. Prerequisites: First-Year Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Environmental Sciences majors.
Credits: 1.00
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. Prerequisites: MATH 019 and either BCOR 011 or BOT 004 and either CHEM 023 or CHEM 031.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
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, BCOR 011, BCOR 012, CHEM 031, CHEM 032, MATH 019, and MATH 020.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
ENSC 185 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
ENSC 195 - Internship
Professionally-oriented field experience under joint supervision of faculty and business or community representative. Maximum of six hours. Three can be applied to elected concentration with Director permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
ENSC 196 - Independent Research
Special study and research activity under the directory of a faculty member. Up to six hours. Three can be applied to elected concentration with Director permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
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: ENSC 160 and either NR 103 or BCOR 102.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
ENSC 202 - Ecological Risk Assessment
Approaches used to identify, measure, and manage ecological risk. Problem formulation, characterization, uncertainty analysis, and risk management. Case studies. Prerequisites: ENSC 201 and either NR 140 or STAT 141.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
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, and either NR 103 or BCOR 102.
Credits: 3.00
ENSC 285 - Adv Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
ENSC 299 - Environmental Sciences Honors
Honors project dealing with environmental sciences. Not approved for Graduate credit.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00