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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Course Listing Environmental Sciences 375  

Environmental Sciences 375
11:375:101 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3) The impact of physical, chemical, and biological assaults on man and environment in air, water, wastewater, streams, noise, occupational health, and solid wastes.
11:375:103 Introduction to Environmental Health (3)

Effects of environment on public health: disease causation by chemical, physical, and biological agents; agent sources/reservoirs, modes of transmission, and methods of control; chemical/biological warfare agents and preparedness; disease surveillance and disease-causing agent monitoring systems.   

11:375:197 Environmental Science Literacy (3) Major environmental issues of the day are examined, with focus on their impacts on women. The course provides a grounding in the history of environmental regulations and basic computer literacy in the tools and software needed in environmental studies.
11:375:201 Biological Principles of Environmental Sciences (3) Hazardous agents, pollution, population interactions and dynamics; biogeochemical cycles in damaged and remediated ecosystems; environmental risk, management, and remediation; human health impacts. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116 or 01:119:103, 01:160:161.
11:375:202 Chemical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3) Biogeochemical cycles: mass balances within and among environmental reservoirs; importance of water; chemical properties of water and aquatic chemistry. Prerequisite: 01:160:162.
11:375:203 Physical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3) Physical properties of water, air, and soils; energy and water in the earth system; kinetic and potential energy; and soil/plant/atmosphere relations. Prerequisites: 01:750:193 or 01:750:203 or 01:750:123 and 124. Corequisite: 01:750:194 or 01:750:204 or 01:750:227.
11:375:296 Honors Seminar (3) The topic for each semester addresses current issues from the perspectives of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Open only to honors students (SEBS Honors Program, SAS Honors Program, and Honors College) or by permission of instructor. 
11:375:302 Water and Wastewater Treatment (3) Introduction to unit operations that constitute the state-of-the-art of water and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: 01:160:162.
11:375:303 Numerical Methods in Environmental Science (3) Formulation and solution of environmental science problems by applying analytical and numerical techniques. Principles of data analysis. Generation and solution of mass and energy balances. (Formerly 11:375:437) Prerequisite: 01:640:135 or 151.
11:375:307 Solid Waste Management and Treatment (3) The generation, storage, transport, processing, ultimate disposal, and regulation of municipal solid wastes, including discussion of agricultural and hazardous wastes and recovery of resources. Prerequisites: 11:375:202 and 01:750:193 or 01:750:123. Corequisite: 01:750:194 or 01:750:204.   
11:375:310 Analytical Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (3) Analysis of environmental samples; environmental sampling procedures; experimental ethics; data analysis; HPLC; GC; and atomic adsorption spectroscopic analysis of organic and inorganic substances. Prerequisite: 11:375:202.
11:375:312 Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (2) Hands-on introduction to microbiological techniques related to environmental issues. Bacterial growth and nutrition, nutrient cycles, waste treatment, and water quality testing. Pre- or corequisites: 11:375:201,202.
11:375:322 Energy Technology and Environment (3) Critical consideration of energy technology acceptable in a world faced with global warming, environmental pollution, and declining supplies of oil. Examines traditional (oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear), renewable (solar, wind, biomass), and reduced carbon emission sources (co-generation, fuel cells). Prerequisite: 01:640:135 or 137 or 151.
11:375:340 Environmental Applications of Organic Chemistry (3) Concepts from organic chemistry applied to environmental systems: physico-chemical properties; acid-base, nucleophilic substitution, and redox reactions; prediction of lifetimes of organic chemicals in the environment; whether chiral compounds (PCBs, pesticides) have undergone biotransformation. Prerequisite: 01:160:209 or 01:160:308.
11:375:346 Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (3) Principles of atmospheric chemistry. Issues include the Antarctic ozone hole, ozone smog, acid rain, air toxics, greenhouse gases, and aerosols. Environmental implications of changing atmospheric composition. Prerequisites: 01:160:161, Calculus I, and two semesters of physics.
11:375:360 Soils and Water (4) Physical and chemical properties of soils, soil-water interactions, erosion, etc. Soil properties important to environmental planning. Soil survey interpretation and use. Lec. 3 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 01:460:101 or 01:160:161 or equivalent.
11:375:380 Tropical Environments and Society (4) This course addresses a range of topics focusing on key contemporary challenges facing the environments and people of the tropics including threats to ecosystem function and biodiversity as a result of climate change, deforestation, and land use changes. In addition to the regular lecture, students will participate in a field component during Spring Break during which students will engage in targeted research to gain a deeper appreciation of the challenges and opportunities in tropical systems. By permission of department. SPN required.
11:375:406 Public Health Practice and Administration (3) Identification and control of community health problems. Organization and functions of public health agencies discussed in conjunction with utilization of law in implementing health programs.
11:375:407 Environmental Toxicology (3) Basic principles and applications of toxicology to environmental problems. Prerequisite: An organic chemistry course.
11:375:411 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. Prerequisite: One semester of introductory microbiology or bacteriology.
11:375:421 Principles of Air Pollution (3) Fundamental factors of atmospheric contamination; effect of pollution on man and environment; principles of measurement and survey; methods of control; air cleaning; legal aspects.
11:375:423 Environmental Fate and Transport (3) The fate and transport of chemicals to determine chemical exposures in aquatic systems and predict future conditions. Emphasis on water quality problems introduced by addition of nutrients, metals, and toxic organic chemicals to water, soil, and air. Prerequisites: 11:375:203 and one semester of calculus.    
11:375:424 Air Sampling and Analysis Techniques (3) Theory and laboratory experience in ambient and indoor air sampling. Calibration, classical air sampling, direct-reading instrumentation. Measurement and analysis of airborne nanoparticles and biological agents. Prerequisite: 11:375:421 or equivalent or permission.
11:375:430 Hazardous Wastes (3) Hazardous waste management: case studies, RCRA and other legislation and regulations, treatment and disposal technology, sampling and analysis, fate in the environment, site cleanup. Prerequisites: 11:375:302 and 11:375:307.   
11:375:431,432 Special Problems in Environmental Science/Studies (BA,BA) Conferences; library and laboratory work on assigned topics. Prerequisites: Permission of adviser and program director of environmental sciences.
11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3) Identification, evaluation, and control of chemical and physical stresses of industrial environment. Gases, aerosols, nonionizing radiation, noise, lighting, ergonomics, industrial ventilation, heat, and health standards. Prerequisites: 01:119:115 and 116, or 01:119:103.
11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3) Chemistry of natural and polluted waters; water quality; equilibrium models for several chemical systems in natural waters; stability of organic compounds. Prerequisites: 01:160:161-162, 01:160:305, and 01:640:135, 138; or equivalent.
11:375:453 Soil Ecology (3) Soil microbial contribution to ecosystem function, microbial diversity, nutrient cycling, soil enzymes, fate of soil amendments, soil flora and fauna, energy cycling, quantification of soil biological processes. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116 or 01:119:103 and 01:160:159, 161, 163, or 165 are acceptable.
11:375:474 Coastal Biogeochemical Cycles in a Changing World (3) Coastal environments are dynamic zones where terrestrial and marine environments meet. They are high-productivity regions of intense biogeochemical cycling that are increasingly challenged by anthropogenic changes including: sea-level rise, ocean acidification, and eutrophication. We will explore four coastal environments from the poles to the tropics while building skills in analysis software. Prerequisites: (11:375:201 and 11:375:202) or (11:375:444 and 01:119:115 or 01:119:103) or (11:628:320 and 01:160:161 and 01:119:115 or 01:119:103) or permission of the instructor.
11:375:487,488 Internship Experience (BA,BA) Supervised internship in environmental science. Prerequisites: Permission of adviser and program director of environmental sciences.
11:375:497,498 Research in Environmental Science (BA,BA) Supervised research experience in environmental science. Prerequisites: Permission of adviser and program director of environmental sciences.
11:375:499 Environmental Science Senior Survey (0) Registration for this course by environmental science majors in their final semester ensures completion of the departmental Senior Survey.
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