(F) Environmental Science Analysis (3)
Physical, chemical, and biochemical processes utilized to treat municipal wastewaters. Process mechanisms, treatment efficiencies, and their relationship to wastewater quality; techniques utilized to obtain maximum efficiency.
(F) Physical Limnology (3)
Physical characterization of moving water in streams and lakes.
(F) Analytical Techniques in Environmental Chemistry (3)
Theory and techniques of analytical procedures applicable to research in environmental science.
Prerequisite: 11:375:405 or permission of instructor.
(S) Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)
Chemical, physical, and biological factors affecting development of water supplies; water quality; municipal and industrial water treatment processes consisting of removal of particulate matter, softening, disinfection, corrosion control, iron and manganese removal, aeration, deaeration, and taste and odor removal.
(S) Industrial Waste Treatment (3)
Industrial waters; industrial processes and sources of wastes; composition, characteristics, and effects; methods of treatment, disposal, and recovery.
(F) Groundwater Pollution (3)
Principles of groundwater hydrology and pollution. Development of mathematical formulations for describing pollutant movement in groundwater systems. Examination of control measures. Discussion of case studies.
(S) Environmental Microbiology (3)
Microorganisms in carbon, nitrogen, sulfur cycling, biogeochemical processes, and water and wastewater treatment systems; biodegradation strategies and pathways; and bioremediation of toxic contaminants in the environment.
Kukor, Young. Prerequisite: Introductory course in microbiology or permission of instructor.
(F) Pollution Microbiology Laboratory (2)
Laboratory exercises paralleling 16:375:510.
Lab. 6 hrs. Corequisite: 16:375:510.
(S) Applications of Aquatic Chemistry (3)
Thermodynamics and kinetics of the chemical and biological processes that control the composition of natural and engineered waters, including gas and solid dissolution, chemical complexation, oxidation-reduction, adsorption, photosynthesis, aerobic and anaerobic respiration, biomineralization, and bioaccumulation. The component-tableau approach used to solve equilibrium problems and the computer program MINEQL to study complex aquatic systems.
(F) Wetland Ecology (3)
Survey of the ecology, management, and utilization of wetlands. Topics include the hydrology, soils, biogeochemistry, flora, fauna, and ecosystem dynamics of the major types of wetlands. Wastewater application, wetland creation, wildlife management, wetland assessment and delineation, and conservation also discussed.
Ehrenfeld. Prerequisite: Any undergraduate course in ecology.
(S) Environmental Organic Chemistry (3)
Transport and transformations of anthropogenic organic chemicals in the environment; chemical-physical properties of organic chemicals, air-water and air-land exchange, atmospheric processes and deposition, sorption processes, bioaccumulation, chemical transformation, photochemical transformations, modeling concepts, case studies.
Rodenburg. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.
(S) Environmental Fate and Transport (3)
Fate and transport of chemicals, chemical exposures in aquatic systems, and prediction of future conditions. Water quality problems introduced by addition of nutrients and oxygen-demanding material, metals, and toxic organic chemicals to water, soil, and air. Models to assess environmental mobility and predict scenarios. New paradigm of "environmental indicators" to assess environmental quality emphasized.
Uchrin. Corequisites: 11:375:444 or 451 or equivalent; CALC1, CALC2.
(F) Source Control of Atmospheric Pollution (3)
Principles, operation, performance, and application of methods and devices to control aerosol and gaseous emissions.
Turpin. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
(F) Physiochemical Process Dynamics in Environmental Systems (3)
Major physiochemical processes, including advection, diffusion, dispersion, chemical reaction, interphase mass transfer, and sorption in complex environmental systems.
Huang. Prerequisites: General chemistry and calculus II.
(S) Biodegradation and Bioremediation (3)
Basic principles of biodegradation science and bioremediation technology; microbiological, chemical, environmental, engineering, and technological aspects; fate and persistence of contaminants in complex environmental matrices; and microbial transformation and destruction of pollutants.
Fennell. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
(S) Hazardous Waste Management (3)
Overview of hazardous waste management. Case histories; physical,
chemical, and biological properties; legislation and regulations;
sampling and analysis; treatment, disposal, and cleanup technologies.
Strom. Prerequisite: 16:375:525 or permission of instructor.
(F) Biological Waste Treatment (3)
Advanced topics in biological waste treatment, particularly activated sludge, focusing on microbial ecosystems.
Strom. Prerequisite: 16:375:510 or permission of instructor.
(F) Environmental Sustainability (3)
Theory and practice of analytical tools to assess environmental sustainability of goods and services including sustainability metrics; material flow analysis; SETAC-EPA life-cycle assessment; economic input-output life-cycle assessment; and cost-benefit analysis.
Krogmann. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
(S) Environmental Law and Policy (3)
Legal and political interactions and intermediate institutional structures between environmental law and policy, with a focus on pollution-control law.
(S) Air Sampling and Analysis Techniques (3)
Theory and laboratory exercises in ambient and indoor air sampling. Topics range from classical air sampling trains to the use of state-of-art direct-reading instrumentation, and measurements of airborne nanoparticles and airborne biological agents.
Mainelis. Prerequisite: 11:375:421 or equivalent.
(S) Atmospheric Chemistry (3)
Air pollutants, trace gases, and aerosols discussed in terms of their observed distribution in time and space; sources and sinks in the atmosphere and its boundaries; budgets and cycles. Emphasis on tropospheric chemical reactions.
Carlton. Prerequisite: 11:375:421 or permission of instructor.
(S) Environmental Models (3)
Development and applications of environmental models discussed in terms of their ability to simulate and predict the workings of environmental systems and to communicate information and trade-offs between economic and conservation goals.
(F) Soil Physics (3)
Study of transport processes of energy and matter through soils. Relationships between the movement of water; the transport of heat, gas, and solute; and the physical properties of soils.
Giménez. Lec. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
(F) Soil Chemistry (3)
Structural chemistry, formation mechanisms, chemical properties, weathering, and surface reactions of major soil components: silicates, aluminum hydroxides, and iron oxides.
Lec. 2 hrs., lab. 3 hrs.
(F) Geomicrobiology (3)
The interaction between micoorganisms and their geologic environments,
with emphasis on microbial mediated chemical transformations, and the
geochemical controls on microbial community structure. Topics include
microbial biomineralization, microbial weathering of rocks, biofilm
formation, geomicrobiological cycling of chemical elements, as well as
recent advances in the enzymology and genetics of geologically relevant
Yee. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
(F) Soil Ecology (3)
Role of organic matter in soil, extraction and analysis of soil organic matter, biodegradation and synthesis of humic and fulvic acids; biological and ecological aspects.
Seminar in Environmental Science (0,0)
Advanced Special Problems (BA,BA)
Experimental Problems in Environmental Science (BA)
(F,S) Supervised College Teaching Experience (1)
Practice teaching of lecture or laboratory course for undergraduate students. Minimum of three 80-minute lectures or equivalent is expected.
Research in Environmental Science (BA,BA)