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Environmental Studies and Sciences

Courses Available - Fall 2017


CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: SPECIES AT RISK
ENV-4614-050 (3) Tuesday 6-9pm

This course examines current issues of controversy and public concern in environmental studies and environmental science. The content varies from year to year and students should consult the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department for a more detailed description of topic areas in terms in which the course is offered.

CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: WASTE MANAGEMENT AND SOIL REMEDIATION
ENV-4614-001 (3) Monday / Wednesday 4:00-5:15pm

This course examines current issues of controversy and public concern in environmental studies and environmental science. The content varies from year to year and students should consult the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department for a more detailed description of topic areas in terms in which the course is offered.

ISSUES IN SUSTAINABLE CITIES
ENV-3025-001 (3) Friday 12:45 - 3:45pm

This course addresses issues of sustainable urban development. Topics may include the following: world population growth and urbanization in developed and developing countries; the impact of technology, trade, and commercial globalization on urban environments; the degradation of land, water, and air inside of cities and in their bio-regions; the consumption of fossil fuels and the local and global impact of their combustion; the politics of sustainable urban development; the role of planning and urban administrative practices and policies in environmental degradation and mitigation; and the place of local environmental initiatives in national environmental actions. Cross-listed: UIC-3025(3).

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
ENV 4611-001 (6) Wednesday 12:45-3:45pm
3C30

This course explores the methodology of environmental impact assessment (EIA). Students learn about various types of EIA, the components of EIA review, the regulatory aspects of EIA and how to complete their own EIA. Students are expected to undertake EIA examples in both written and oral form.

PrerequisitesCompletion of at least 60 credit hours towards degree or permission of the Department Chair.

HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS
ENV 1600-760 (3)
Online

This course deals with a variety of topics which illustrate the complexity and diversity of environmental issues. The central theme is "understanding natural processes in the environment" as a means of measuring human impact. Topics dealt with reflect current environmental concerns-for example, global warming, overexploitation, wildlife management, urban issues, health issues. Note: The Department recommends that students take RHET-1102 or RHET-1103 in their first year of studies as most courses in DESS programs include multiple writing assignments.


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