Environmental Science (ES)

ES 101  Environ Science Seminar I    1 sem. hr.

Part 1 of a sequential series of seminar courses to introduce and reinforcecurrent topics and skills needed in environmental science careers. Offered every spring semester.

ES 201  Environmental Science Sem II    1 sem. hr.

Part 2 of a sequential series of seminar courses to introduce and reinforcecurrent topics and skills needed in environmental science careers. Offered every spring semester.

ES 230  Environmental Ethics & Polic    3 sem. hrs.

The principle aim of this course is to develop the analytical tools necessary to understand the ethical issues that arise in the context of public policy decisions regarding environmental protection. Offered every spring semester.

ES 301  Environ Science Seminar III    1 sem. hr.

Part 3 of a sequential series of seminar courses to introduce and reinforcecurrent topics and skills needed in environmental science careers. Offered every spring semester.

ES 330  Conservation Biology    3 sem. hrs.

Examines the protection and management of the Earth’s diverse species,habitats, and ecosystems. Offered spring semester on even-numbered years.

Prerequisite: BIO 101, 102.

ES 335  Biogeochemistry    3 sem. hrs.

The examination of the control and function of the Earth's global biogeochemical cycles. This course reviews the basic inorganic and organic chemistry of biologically significant elements, and then considers the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nutrients, and metals that take place in soils, sediments, rivers, the oceans and atmosphere. Recommended: NS 105. Offered fall semester on odd-numbered years.

Prerequisite: CHEM 101, 102, BIO 101, 102.

ES 401  Environmental Sem Series IV    1 sem. hr.

Part 4 of a sequential series of seminar courses to introduce and reinforcecurrent topics and skills needed in environmental science careers. Offered every spring semester starting in spring 2017.

ES 405  Environmental Chemistry    3 sem. hrs.

This course will explore methods of chemical analysis in environmental applications related to EPA standards, environmental toxicology, product safety issues and exposure limits. Offered every spring semester.

Prerequisites: CHEM 101, 101L, 102, 102L.

ES 430  GIS/Remote Sensing    3 sem. hrs.

Fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), elements of GIS, analysis of spatial information, real-world applications, map creation and analysis. Offered spring semester on odd-numbered years beginning 2017.

Prerequisite: junior standing.

ES 435  Limnology (Aquatic Ecology)    4 sem. hrs.

The interdisciplinary study of inland waters including lakes, wetlands, ground water, and streams. Offered fall semester on even-numbered years beginning 2016.

Prerequisites: BIO 101, 102, CHEM 101, 102.

ES 450  Environmental Chemistry    3 sem. hrs.

This course will explore methods of chemical analysis in environmentalapplications related to EPA standards, environmental toxicology, product safety issues and exposure limits. Offered every spring semester.

Prerequisites: CHEM 101, 101L, 102, 102L.