Courses of Instruction
INSTITUTE OF (IES-Interdepartmental)
244 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3)
Introductory design concepts
for the control of water pollution, air pollution, and solid waste will be covered.
Environmental legislation will be discussed. Solutions to environmental problems
will be investigated, considering technical, economical and ethical aspects of
engineering. Cross-listed with PCE 244. Prerequisites: CHM 137 or CHM 141 or
equivalent, MTH 151 or equivalent.
MPT 414/514 International Environmental Affairs (3)
Focus on the issues of human
relationships with the land in Latin America and the Caribbean. Emphasis placed
on understanding indigenous cultures, colonial ecological exchanges, and the environmental
implications of national development policies, and international efforts for protection
of the environment. Cross-listed with LAS 414/514.
MPT 431/531 Principles and Applications of Environmental Science (3)
of the relationship of human beings to the environment, specifically assessment
of their impact on the environment as a whole. Attempts to outline the evolution
and present status of many environmental problems, presents possible solutions,
and attempts to predict our future relationship with nature. Prerequisite: upper-level
undergraduate or graduate status.
440/540 Contemporary Topics in Environmental Sciences (1-3; maximum 3)
of historical and current world environmental conditions. Cross-listed with ENV 440/540.
450/550 Environmental Law (3)
Introduction to the origins of environmental law;
discussion of regulatory agencies; regulation of water pollution, hazardous substances,
solid waste, land use, and air pollution. Prerequisite: upper-level undergraduate
or graduate status.
601 Environmental Measurements (2)
Laboratory and field course in basic systems
and techniques used to measure environmental parameters. Content varies, but has
included: terrestrial ecology, air sampling, chemical analysis, waterflow, mapping,
geographical information systems, and social systems. Prerequisite: admission
to IES and concurrent registration in IES 611.
610 Public Service Project (2, 2)
Major environmental project of concern to
a local government or nonprofit organization in southwest Ohio is assigned to
a group of students working as a team. The team is expected to develop solutions
to the problem during two semesters. Prerequisite: admission to IES.
611 Environmental Methodology (1)
Methodologies employed in solving environmental
problems, with emphasis on process models, levels of measurement, dynamics of
planned change, communication of innovations, public involvement, developing and
analyzing alternatives, and approaches of various disciplines to data gathering
and analysis. Prerequisite: admission to IES or permission of instructor.
612 Environmental Analysis and Modeling (4)
Introduction for graduate students
to various methods of data analysis, forecasting, and building and use of computer
simulation and optimization models for analysis and solution of environmental
problems. Prerequisite: basic course in statistics and admission to IES or permission
613 Environmental Policy Making and Administration (3)
Introduces graduate students
to problems and techniques of promulgating and implementing solutions to environmental
problems, specifically various requirements of policy making and implementation
in private and public institutions of society. Prerequisite: admission to IES
or permission of instructor.
620 Topic Seminar (1)
Seminar on environmental topics of current importance
such as risk assessment. Prerequisite: admission to IES or permission of instructor.
660 Advanced Topic Seminar (1-4)
Discussion of relevant environmental problems
under the direction of faculty competent and interested in the specific topics
under consideration. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
670 Environmental Practicum (1-12; minimum 6, maximum 12)
graduate student with opportunity to apply acquired knowledge to the solution
of an environmental problem. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of comprehensive
680 Environmental Internship (1-12; minimum 6, maximum 12)
graduate student with opportunity to apply acquired knowledge while working for
approximately six months with an appropriate sponsoring organization actively
involved in interdisciplinary environmental activities. Prerequisite: satisfactory
completion of comprehensive examination.
690 Special Problems in Environmental Science (1-4; maximum 6)
team research on a current environmental problem.
700 Research for Master's Thesis (1-12; minimum 6, maximum 12)
satisfactory completion of comprehensive examination.
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