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General Bulletin 2006-2008

Courses of Instruction


144 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3)

Introduces concepts of environmental engineering, including quantitative problem solving, mass balances, professional ethics, solid and hazardous waste, water supply and treatment, and air pollution and control. May include lectures by practicing environmental professionals and field trips. Prerequisite: CHM 137 or 141 or strong high school chemistry background or permission of instructor. Corequisite: Calculus I or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with PSE 144.

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 PCE244. Prerequisites: CHM141 or equivalent, MTH151 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 IES 414/514.

MPT 431/531 Principles and Applications of Environmental Science (3)

Analysis 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.

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 of instructor.

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)

Provides advanced graduate student with opportunity to apply acquired knowledge to the solution of an environmental problem. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of comprehensive examination.

680 Environmental Internship (1-12; minimum 6, maximum 12)

Provides advanced 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)

Independent or team research on a current environmental problem.

700 Research for Master’s Thesis (1-12; minimum 6, maximum 12)

Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of comprehensive examination

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