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ENSC 3104 - Toxicology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BIOL 1009; spring, odd academic years)
Principles of toxicology, including dose-response curves, classification/toxic action of chemicals from mechanistic approach, target organ toxicities, and risk assessment. Overview of field.

ENSC 3124 - Environmental Science and Remediation Techniques
(3.0 cr; spring, even academic years)
Advanced understanding of environmental science. Issues surrounding ecosystem management, risk assessment, sustainable energy, water quality, air quality. Remediation techniques(traditional/nontraditional), environmental laws.

ENSC 3132 - Air, Water, and Human Health
(3.0 cr; spring, even academic years)
Impact of water quality and air pollution on the development of diseases, including cancer, respiratory diseases, and foodborne illness.

ENSC 3133 - Global Change and Biogeochemistry
(3.0 cr; spring, odd academic years)
Chemical and energy exchange associated with regional and global environmental problems.

ENSC 3143 - Environmental Microbiology
(3.0 cr; spring, odd academic years)
Basic microbiological principles. Microbial metabolism. Identification/interactions of microbial populations responsible for biotransformation of pollutants. Mathematical modeling of microbially mediated processes. Biotechnology/engineering applications using microbial systems for pollution control.

ENSC 3496 - Special Topics in Environmental Sciences
(1.0 - 12.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; spring, every year)
Topics cover contemporary issues in environmental sciences. Recent/significant primary literature. Critical thinking/evaluation. Application to research issues in environmental sciences.

ENSC 3524 - Global Climate Change and Human Health
(3.0 cr; spring, odd academic years)
Potential human health effects associated with global climate change. Topics include the effect of rising temperature on climate sensitive diseases, allergies, and food supply.

ENSC 3720 - Fate of Chemicals in the Environment
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CHEM 2301, CHEM 2310; spring, odd academic years)
How chemicals released into the environment are distributed in water, air, etc., based on chemical/physical properties.

ENSC 3804 - Individual Studies
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Topics in environmental sciences not covered by the program courses.

ENSC 4022 - Risk Assessment and Environmental Impact Statements
(3.0 cr; fall, even academic years)
Environmental risk assessments, including cost benefit analysis, risk analysis, risk characterization. Develop environmental impact statements. Toxicity assessment, uncertainty analysis, risk management.

ENSC 4100 - Capstone in Environmental Science
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Sr; spring, odd academic years)
Explore controversial environmental topics. Capstone project. Journal about/present project to class at end of semester.

ENSC 4608 - Biodegradation and Bioremediation
(3.0 cr; spring, odd academic years)
Fundamental concepts of microbial transformation of organic compounds and their application to biotechnology and biodegradation. Emphasis on influence of the chemical structure of pollutants and environmental conditions.


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