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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 101 - Introduction to Environmental Technology I
Introduces students to basic scientific principles. Includes fundamentals of biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. Course integrates scientific disciplines as they relate to environmental technology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ENV 102 - Introduction to Environmental Technology II
Introduces students to basic scientific principles. Includes fundamentals of biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. Course integrates scientific disciplines as they relate to environmental technology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 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 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
ENV 124 Detailed Outline
ENV 127 - Onsite Basic Skills
Discusses and demonstrates basic tools and skills required to begin evaluating sites for onsite sewage systems.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
ENV 128 - Private Well Regulations
Presents and discusses scientific and regulatory topics related to the basics of site evaluations, design and permitting of private wells. Integrates scientific topics and regulatory requirements under Virginia Department of Health Regulations.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
ENV 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ENV 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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 220 - Environmental Problems
Studies the relationship of man to his environment; ecological principles, population dynamics, topics of current importance including air, water, and noise pollution; poisoning and toxicity, radiation, conservation and management of natural resources.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 241 - Onsite Design Camp I
Presents and demonstrates factors and techniques involved in the design of Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems. Reviews site evaluation, site sketches, and permit sketches as well as seasonal water table issues and other factors affecting the onsite system design.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 242 - Onsite Design Camp II
Students apply all of their previous training in the field and practice evaluating, sketching and permitting on specifically selected sites. Includes field work under the guidance of experienced field staff. Requires students to pass a final written and field exam.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 243 - Onsite Sewage Systems
Presents and discusses a variety of basic science, design, and regulation topics relative to onsite sewage systems. Includes the Application Process, stakeholders involved and Guidance Memoranda and Policies (GMPs) that impact design of onsite sewage systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 244 - Soils Exploration
Focuses on soil in its relationship to onsite sewage and water systems. Includes soil composition and structures, sampling, procedures and soil water concepts as related to physiographic provinces, landforms and soils.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ENV 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 298 - 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 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