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ENV 100 - Basic Environmental Science
Presents and discusses basic scientific, health-related, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of environmental activities, policies/decisions. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems and their potential solutions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 121 - General Environmental Science I
Explores fundamental components and interactions that make up the natural systems of the earth. Introduces the basic science concepts in the discipline of biological, chemical, and earth sciences that are necessary to understand and address environmental issues.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Part I of II.
4 credits
ENV 122 - General Environmental Science II
Explores fundamental components and interactions that make up the natural systems of the earth. Introduces the basic science concepts in the disciplines of biological, chemical, and earth sciences that are necessary to understand and address environmental issues.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Part II of II.
4 credits
ENV 124 - Cross-disciplinary Exlporations in Science and Society
Provides multi-disciplinary environmental science applications, primarily for non-science majors. Integrates environmental science with topics from biology, chemistry and geology. Addresses other scientific concepts according to the expertise of the instructor. Focuses on scientific investigations centered on a particular integrated, contemporary theme.
4 Credits .Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
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ENV 136 - Survey of Environmental Concerns
Studies the relationship of man to his physical environment; ecological principles; public health; topics of current importance including air pollution, potable water, waste disposal, communicable disease, poisoning and toxicity, radiation, with particular emphasis on community action programs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 161 - Introduction to Environmental Compliance
Examines the statutory history of significant environmental legislation and the promulgation of rules and regulations attendant to these laws. Emphasis will be placed on 40 CFR and appropriate Virginia environmental code. Students will understand proper field techniques in sampling protocols for soil, water and air.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 227 - Environmental Law
Introduces environmental law including the history of environmental laws, the National Environment Policy Act, state environmental acts, hazardous wastes, endangered species, pollution, and surface mine reclamation.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ENV 230 - GIS: Applications in Environmental Science
Introduces Global Positioning Systems(GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) hardware and software and applies the principles of GPS and GIS to Forest Science and Environmental Science. Includes: Natural Disasters; Pest Control; Water Quality; Prescribed Burning; Identifying Sources of Pollution. Prerequisite(s): ENG 04, ENG 03, MTH 02, GIS 200. [This course covers the same content as GIS 230. Credit will not be granted for both courses].
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits