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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 18, 2014
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ENVR 1000 - Earth and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern
Intended for first-year students in the College of Science. Introduces students to liberal arts; familiarizes them with their major; develops the academic skills necessary to succeed (analytical ability and critical thinking); provides grounding in the culture and values of the University community; and helps to develop interpersonal skills—in short, familiarizes students with all skills needed to become a successful university student.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 1101 - Environmental Science
Focuses on the complex mix of interlocking problems that are reaching crisis levels on Earth. Topics include population, resources, environmental degradation, and pollution. Focuses on food and land resources; air, soil, and water resources and pollution; and energy alternatives. Some emphasis is placed on culture, politics, worldviews, ethics, and economics.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1103 - Age of Dinosaurs
Utilizes evidence from the sedimentary rock record of the Mesozoic Era to interpret significant biological and physical events in earth history. Changes in the earth’s landscape due to variations in climate, mountain building, and sea level provide the background for detailed consideration of the history of Mesozoic life. A particular focus of this biological history is the evolution, classification, paleoecology, and extinction of the dinosaurs.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1104 - Natural Disasters and Catastrophes
Provides an overview of what we know about the causes, locations, and effects of some of the most important natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. Also examines how loss of life and property damage can be minimized by implementing geologic knowledge. Briefly examines less common but possibly more devastating catastrophes such as large volcanic eruptions, large meteorite impacts, and rapid climate change.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1110 - Global Climate Change
Covers the geologic history of the last ice age. Discusses the causes of extreme climate changes during the last 50 million years. Examines the landforms and sediments created by past ice sheets in North America and Europe.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1111 - Weather and Climate
Discusses the patterns and processes that combine to produce our daily weather and how weather integrates over time to define climate. Identifies natural and human-made causes of climate change.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1112 - Environmental Geology
Covers the causes and effects of problems resulting from human interaction with the earth and geologic processes. Topics include volcanoes, earthquakes, river flooding, soil erosion, groundwater pollution, landslides, and coastal erosion. Emphasizes land-use planning techniques to minimize environmental problems.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1120 - Oceans and Coasts
Examines the relationship between the form of the ocean basins and their margins, and the major processes forming them. Emphasizes local landforms including New England beaches, spits, barrier islands, and the continental shelf.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1121 - Marine Resources
Provides a qualitative and quantitative survey of renewable and nonrenewable resources from the sea. Topics include coral reefs, shellfish, marine mammals, sharks, sport and recreational fishing, clams, lobsters, shrimp, toxic seafood, energy from the ocean, ocean pollution, shore erosion, beaches, coastal zone recreation, marine law, and law of the sea.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1122 - Physical Oceanography
Provides a description of the physical properties and composition of seawater, waves, tides, and ocean currents. Discusses how these properties are measured by oceanographers and how they influence the earth’s environment and climate.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1123 - Biological Oceanography
Covers the productivity of plant and animal life in the various zones of the ocean and the growing economic importance of the oceans as a source of food for the expanding world population.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1124 - New England Fisheries Resources
Provides an overview of the fisheries industry of New England. Emphasizes environmental factors controlling the distribution, quality, and abundance of fisheries resources. Discusses the methods and the effects of direct human utilization of the resource as well as the effects of pollution and habitat modification.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1130 - Planetary Astronomy
Focuses on astronomy of the solar system. Topics include description of the planets and other objects with discussion of how our understanding has evolved from the days of naked-eye observation to the present day of interplanetary probes.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1140 - Physical Geography
Introduces physical geography for students in history, political science, economics, or other social sciences who intend to pursue a career in education or other social sciences.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1200 - Dynamic Earth
Offers a systematic study of the materials and systems comprising the earth. Emphasizes the processes that form, transport, alter, and destroy rocks, as well as the nature and development of landscape. Plate tectonics theory is introduced as a guiding paradigm in geology.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1201 - Lab for ENVR 1200
Accompanies ENVR 1200. Covers exercises pertaining to mineral and rock identification and topographic and geologic map interpretation. Required for environmental geology and geology majors. Prereq. ENVR 1200 (which may be taken concurrently).
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 1202 - History of Earth and Life
Traces biological and physical development of the earth over the past 4.6 billion years using evidence preserved in rocks. A primary goal is to understand how geologists interpret events that occurred far in the geologic past. Topics include the origin of the earth and life, the evolution of life, and the causes and effects of major extinction events, the causes and results of mountain building and plate tectonics, and climate change over earth history.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Hist,Ethcl,Asth Prspv, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

ENVR 1203 - Interpreting Earth History
Focuses on students using sedimentary rocks, fossils, and geologic maps and stratigraphic sections to record and to interpret events in earth history.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 1990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

ENVR 2310 - Earth Materials
Describes the physical and chemical characteristics of common rock-forming minerals to enable students to interpret properties of rocks and soils. Focuses on commonly encountered minerals, soil, and rock types and how minerals are used as indicators of past and present earth processes. Prereq. (a) ENVR 1101, ENVR 1112, or ENVR 1200 and (b) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102 and (c) junior or senior standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG College of Science

ENVR 2311 - Lab for ENVR 2310
Accompanies ENVR 2310. Cover topics from the course through various experiments.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 2340 - Earth Landforms and Processes
Focuses on the origin and evolution of landscape features by processes operating at or near the earth’s surface. Exercises introduce interpretation of air photos, topographic maps, remotely sensed data, and digital elevation models. Prereq. ENVR 1200. Coreq. ENVR 2341.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 2341 - Lab for ENVR 2340
Accompanies ENVR 2340. Covers topics from the course through various experiments. Coreq. ENVR 2340.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 2410 - Fish Biology and Ecology
Covers fish evolutionary relationships, functional morphology, global biogeography, reproductive behavior, and basic ecology. Considers how fishes interact with each other and with their environment across multiple scales. Focuses on how basic life requirements such as habitat use, behavior, foraging, and reproduction lead to variation among individuals, affect population dynamics, and impact the structure and function of community organization and ultimately how these processes influence broad-scale patterns and dynamics at the ecosystem level. Coreq. ENVR 2411.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG College of Science

ENVR 2411 - Lab for ENVR 2410
Accompanies ENVR 2410. Covers topics from the course through various experiments. Coreq. ENVR 2410.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 2420 - Fisheries Biology, Policy, and Conservation
Considers how we study and manage economically valuable fish species. Reviews how we study the basic biology and ecology of fisheries species, ranging from their population biology to their interactions with each other and the environment (i.e., their role in community ecology and ecosystem function). Covers traditional stock assessment models and more recent fisheries models that integrate community- and ecosystem-level information. Reviews how human activities have affected their biology and economics and past and ongoing efforts to manage and conserve fisheries, ranging from traditional single-species approaches to more recent fisheries approaches to ecosystem-based management.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG College of Science

ENVR 2900 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies
Studies various topics on environmental issues.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 2940 - Oceans in the Global Carbon Cycle
Examines the role of the oceans in the climate system, addressing topics such as the global carbon cycle, the thermohaline circulation, and aspects of global change including warming and sea level rise. As a sink and a buffer for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and as a major mechanism of heat transport between the equator and high latitudes, the role of the oceans in setting the Earth’s climate is indisputable. Prereq. Acceptance into the SEA Semester Program and completion of three lab science courses.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 2941 - Ocean Science and Public Policy
Provides students with a fundamental understanding of the intersection between climate change and government policy. After an introduction to the development of maritime law and sovereignty on the high seas, students examine why societies funded oceanic research, far from home territory, in the first place. The course also explores the interrelationship between science and government policy through selected case studies including the UN Conference on the Law of the Sea, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, and cases presented in the World Court relating to industrialized nations’ greenhouse gas emissions and sea level change in the Pacific. Prereq. Acceptance into the SEA Semester Program.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 2942 - Maritime History and Culture: The Caribbean
Explores political, cultural, and social changes in the Caribbean since before Europeans arrived at the end of the fifteenth century. Starting from the maritime landscape of winds, currents, islands, and harbors, we see how the physical nature of the region has influenced patterns of settlement and development from the time of the Arawaks and Caribs to the commodification of the Caribbean as a modern tourist destination. Other topics include the impact of European expansion on peoples throughout the Atlantic world, especially at the transportation of some 5 million enslaved Africans into the Caribbean region; at the technology that underpinned European expansion; and at the cultural expressions that document the extraordinary demographic changes that transformed the islands. Prereq. Acceptance into the SEA Semester Program.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 2943 - Marine Environmental History: The Caribbean
Explores the interaction of ecological factors in ocean, coastal, and island environments; the impact of human actions on those environments; and the need for local, regional, and international responses and strategies to mitigate and manage that impact. The enormous environmental changes that have taken place in the Caribbean Islands over the last five centuries provide us with a regional example of global issues. Looks at issues of resource exploitation, pollution, development, and the introduction of non-native species and attempts to understand the process by which we come to an intelligent understanding of these issues. Prereq. Acceptance into the SEA Semester Program.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 2990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

ENVR 3000 - Igneous Petrology and Volcanology
Examines the origin and nature of igneous rocks in general and volcanoes in particular. Surveys the characteristics and classification of igneous rocks, with a special emphasis on studying volcanic eruptive products and the nature of volcanic eruptions. Also covers the environmental impact and monitoring of volcanic activity. Prereq. ENVR 1200 and ENVR 2310. Coreq. ENVR 3001.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 3001 - Lab for ENVR 3000
Accompanies ENVR 3000. Exercises emphasize the identification and classification of igneous rocks as seen in hand specimen and with the aid of a petrographic microscope. Coreq. ENVR 3000.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 3100 - Oceanography
Introduces students to the scientific study of the ocean. Teaches basic understanding of global ocean processes and a more in-depth understanding of the waters through which students sail during their subsequent Sea Component. Covers the four interrelated disciplines of oceanography—physics, chemistry, biology, and geology. The development of proposals for independent student research projects to be carried out at sea is a key component of this shore-based course. Opportunities are provided to discuss current research with scientists working at the cutting edge of marine science. Includes lectures, labs, and field trips. Labs may include study of a coastal pond or salt marsh as an introduction to data collection, processing, chemical analyses, and microscopy that are used onboard ship. Part of the SEA Semester Program. Prereq. Acceptance into the SEA Semester Program and completion of one lab science course.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, UG College of Science

ENVR 3101 - Nautical Science
Provides the theoretical background necessary for operating vessels at sea through lectures, lab sessions, field trips, and student projects.Covers the principles of navigating a vessel within sight of land; discussions include the earth’s coordinate system of latitude and longitude, nautical charts, and the magnetic compass. Students are also introduced to electronic navigation, including radar and GPS (Global Positioning System), and celestial navigation to fix the navigator’s position at sea. Topics include Archimedes’ principle, Newton’s laws, the Bernoulli effect, Boyle’s law, and mechanical advantage as applied to the study of vessels and their operation; vessel handling under sail; center of effort; operations under power; and vessel design. Classroom lectures, discussions, and student projects focus on learning about global, regional, and local weather. Part of the SEA Semester Program. Prereq. Acceptance into the SEA Semester Program.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, UG College of Science

ENVR 3102 - Maritime Studies
Focuses on a multidisciplinary study of the sea and sea voyage in the Western tradition and the role of the sea in the historical development of the modern world system of labor, trade, and scientific resource management. Tales of the sea from literature are supplemented with classic films, paintings, and songs. Together, students explore the expectations that they, as products of American popular and high culture, bring to their impending sea voyage. Through further readings, lectures, and field studies, students explore the uses we have made of the sea—from fishing and whaling to scientific exploration and warfare—with an eye toward understanding the roots of contemporary maritime affairs. Part of the SEA Semester Program. Prereq. Acceptance into the SEA Semester Program.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Social World, UG College of Science

ENVR 3103 - Practical Oceanography 1
Exposes students to the skills and knowledge of the practicing oceanographer by observation and application of the concepts and sampling techniques introduced onshore. Tasks include carrying out routine lab procedures; extracting physical data for students’ research projects and for SEA’s ongoing oceanographic studies; processing chemical and biological samples; safely programming, deploying, and recovering oceanographic equipment; and maneuvering and positioning the vessel for each research station. Each day students participate in lectures, discussions, or hands-on study of specific topics in oceanography and nautical science. Part of the SEA Semester Program. Prereq. Acceptance into the SEA Semester Program.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 3104 - Practical Oceanography 2
Continues ENVR 3103. Focuses on the completion of student research projects and increasing responsibility for routine lab work, the sampling program, and operation of the vessel. The goal is for students to oversee the lab watch, direct their peers, plan and carry out station work with minimal staff supervision, finish analyzing and interpreting their data, complete written research papers, and present their research in a formal seminar format. May culminate with one or more ship’s missions, which usually involves study of a particular area, either for SEA’s data collections or at the request of another scientific agency, and allows students to integrate their nautical and science knowledge and to direct the vessel and its operation. Part of the SEA Semester Program. Prereq. ENVR 3103 and acceptance into the SEA Semester Program.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 3105 - Practical Oceanographic Research
Guides students at sea from an introductory learning phase to increasing responsibility in station planning, equipment deployment, and data interpretation. Each day, students participate in lectures, discussions, or hands-on study of specific topics in oceanography, nautical science, or maritime studies. Students also receive individual and small-group instruction by the scientific and nautical staff during regular watches in the lab and on deck. Focuses on analyzing and interpreting data, completing a written research paper, and presenting the research to the ship’s company in a formal seminar format. The end of the cruise may also culminate in one or more missions, allowing students to integrate their nautical and science knowledge and to direct the vessel and its operation. Part of the SEA Semester Program. Prereq. Acceptance into the SEA Summer Session Program.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 3200 - Water Resources
Offers students who wish to work in the area of water resources an opportunity to understand the issues related to water’s availability and behavior at the Earth’s surface. Topics covered include (1) the hydrologic cycle, including global and regional patterns of water movement; (2) characteristics of surface and groundwater systems, including the linkage between streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, groundwater, and the sea; (3) water management issues and regulations that have been enacted to control the use of water as a resource; (4) water quality measures for surface water and groundwater; and (5) examples of water use conflicts and emerging water issues. Case studies include examples from California, New England, New York, the southwestern United States, China, Africa, and the Middle East.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 3300 - Geographic Information Systems
Introduces students to the use of a geographic information system (GIS), and explores the practical application of GIS to support geographic inquiry, analysis, and decision making. Topics include spatial data collection; data accuracy and uncertainty; cartographic principles and data visualization; geographic analysis; and legal, economic, and ethical issues associated with the use of a GIS. Students gain hands-on experience with a leading commercial GIS software package. Case studies from geology, environmental science, urban planning, architecture, social studies, and engineering are investigated. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Analysis, NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG College of Science

ENVR 3301 - Lab for ENVR 3300
Accompanies ENVR 3300. Covers topics from the course through various experiments.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 3302 - Introduction to Remote Sensing
Explores the fundamental concepts of remote sensing of the environment. Topics include digital imagery from spacecraft, conventional and high-altitude aerial photography, orthophotography production, and surface modeling systems. Offers hands-on experience with basic functions of industry standard image processing software. Prereq. ENVR 1200 or permission of instructor. Coreq. ENVR 3303.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG College of Science

ENVR 3303 - Lab for ENVR 3302
Accompanies ENVR 3302. Covers topics from the course through various applied activities. Coreq. ENVR 3302.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 3400 - Field Geology
Provides hands-on training in field mapping techniques for geologic applications. Emphasizes making field observations of rocks and geologic structures and depicting them on geologic maps, cross sections, and in field notes. Meets at various field locations in the area. Fulfills the college’s experiential education requirement for geology majors. Prereq. ENVR 1200.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, UG College of Science

ENVR 3410 - Environmental Geochemistry
Provides a context for understanding environmental problems through studies in atmospheric, terrestrial, freshwater, and marine geochemistry. Topics include aqueous geochemistry, environmental chemical analysis, nature and source of hazardous wastes (environmental chemistry, reduction, treatment and disposal), acid rain, ozone hole, nuclear winter, green engineering, and alcohol production. Prereq. (a) ENVR 1101, ENVR 1112, or ENVR 1200 and (b) CHEM 1101 or CHEM 1211.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG College of Science

ENVR 3418 - Geophysics
Studies the basic techniques of reflection and refraction seismology, gravity, and magnetic surveying, and the information they provide on the earth’s interior. Discusses earthquakes. Emphasis is on near-surface exploration. Prereq. ENVR 1101, ENVR 1200, and MATH 1141.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 3990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

ENVR 4106 - Coastal Processes
Examines the effect of coastal marine processes and the resultant coastal responses. Topics include the dynamics of waves and currents and the associated erosion, transportation, and deposition of sediment-forming beaches, barrier islands, and cliffed shorelines. Prereq. ENVR 1200 or permission of instructor. Coreq. ENVR 4107.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 4107 - Lab for ENVR 4106
Accompanies ENVR 4106. Covers topics from the course through various experiments. Coreq. ENVR 4106.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 4500 - Applied Hydrogeology
Covers the origin, distribution, and flow of groundwater in permeable sediments and bedrock; hydrological and geological characteristics of aquifers; regional flow systems emphasizing rock structure, stratigraphy, and other aspects of the geological environment; principles of hydrogeologic mapping and analysis; and introduction to well testing and well hydraulics. An individual research project augments class activities. Prereq. ENVR 1200 or permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG College of Science

ENVR 4501 - Lab for ENVR 4500
Accompanies ENVR 4500. Covers topics from the course through various experiments.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 4504 - Environmental Pollution
Offers students necessary tools to critically understand fundamental sources, pathways, and sinks for today’s most ubiquitous and/or noxious pollutants. This course surveys the Earth, exploring its atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere while highlighting areas of greatest vulnerability to pollution. Discusses and examines contemporary air and water quality issues while allowing students access to environmental pollution databases. These databases are a critical tool for those actively involved in the environmental field. Reviews federal legislation of air and water pollution and discusses control technologies for treating air and water pollutants. Prereq. (a) ENVR 1101 and CHEM 1211 or (b) ENVR 1112 and CHEM 1211 or (c) ENVR 1200 and CHEM 1211 or (d) permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Analysis, NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG College of Science

ENVR 4505 - Wetlands
Presents an interdisciplinary overview of physical, biological, and cultural aspects of wetlands for students majoring in geological, biological, or social sciences with an interest in wetland environments and resources. Topics covered include: definitions, classification systems, origins, and natural processes of wetland environments. Includes wetlands in boreal and tropical climates though the focus is on temperate geographic settings. Looks at hydrology, soils, and vegetation and their relationship to ecosystem processes, societal values, and management. Examines human use, modification, exploitation, jurisdictional delineation, and management options, along with legal and political aspects of wetlands. Requires fieldwork in both freshwater and marine wetlands. Prereq. ENVR 1101 or ENVR 1200.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Analysis, UG College of Science

ENVR 4515 - Sustainable Development
Focuses on the development of communities in an environmentally sustainable way and on the division of natural resources within these communities and the global system. Defines and discusses “sustainable development” and its global role today. Exposes students to a history of developmental methods while learning about the interconnectedness of development and the environment. Encourages students to draw conclusions about the environmental impacts of these methods and to consider more equitable uses of natural resources.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 4563 - Advanced Spatial Analysis
Provides an in-depth evaluation of theoretical, mathematical, and computational foundations of geographic information systems (GIS). Topics include spatial information theory, database theory, mathematical models of spatial objects, and GIS-based representation. Examines advanced concepts and techniques in raster-based GIS and high-level GIS modeling techniques. Prereq. ENVR 3300.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG College of Science

ENVR 4900 - Earth and Environmental Science Capstone
Designed for students enrolled in concert with an approved 500–600-level environmental studies course (check with department office for up-to-date listings). Faculty help students to identify topics for individual research tailored to students’ interests and the course content. Provides an opportunity for reflection about what the student has learned in the major, in their NU Core course work, and experiential learning. Required components include writing with revision and an oral presentation at a departmentwide capstone seminar late in the semester. Prereq. Junior or senior standing.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG College of Science

ENVR 4925 - Undergraduate Teaching Experience 1
Offers an opportunity for qualified undergraduate students to serve as undergraduate teaching assistants. Requires various assignments closely directed by the assigned course instructor. These may include holding office hours, light grading, maintaining the records for the course, proctoring—but not solely administering—exams and quizzes, holding recitation/tutorial sessions, and (very) limited lecturing or leading class discussions. Prereq. Junior or senior standing, permission of earth and environmental sciences head advisor, minimum overall GPA of 3.333, and grade of A– or better in course assignment; permission to enroll is further subject to the availability of an appropriate course assignment and instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, UG College of Science

ENVR 4926 - Undergraduate Teaching Experience 2
Offers an opportunity for qualified undergraduate students to continue to serve as undergraduate teaching assistants. Requires various assignments closely directed by the assigned course instructor. These may include holding office hours, light grading, maintaining the records for the course, proctoring—but not solely administering—exams and quizzes, holding recitation/tutorial sessions, and (very) limited lecturing or leading class discussions. May incur a one-credit overload charge. Prereq. ENVR 4925, junior or senior standing, permission of earth and environmental sciences head advisor, minimum overall GPA of 3.333, and grade of A– or better in course assignment; permission to enroll is further subject to the availability of an appropriate course assignment and instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 4970 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8-credit honors project. Prereq. Honors Program participation and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

ENVR 4971 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Prereq. ENVR 4970, Honors Program participation, and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

ENVR 4990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

ENVR 4992 - Directed Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

ENVR 4993 - Independent Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Permission of advisor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

ENVR 4994 - Internship
Offers students an opportunity for internship work. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

ENVR 4996 - Experiential Education Directed Study
Draws upon the student’s approved experiential activity and integrates it with study in the academic major. Restricted to those students who are using the course to fulfill their experiential education requirement. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, UG College of Science

ENVR 4997 - Senior Thesis
Offers students an opportunity to prepare an undergraduate thesis under faculty supervision. Prereq. Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Experiential Learning, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG College of Science

ENVR 5105 - Geophysics
Examines the physical processes of sediment erosion, transportation, and deposition and the origin of sediment. Emphasis is on the effect of coastal marine processes and resultant responses of the coast. Topics include the dynamics of waves and currents and such coastal landforms as beaches, barriers, salt marshes, and bluffed and rocky coasts. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5110 - Coastal Sedimentation
Examines a current environmental issue or topic through an understanding of the scientific principles controlling the process, review of alternative actions, and inquiry into societal implications of the issue. Topics include groundwater supply, groundwater contamination, coastal erosion and flooding, or impacts of land development. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5115 - Advanced Topics in Environmental Geology
Examines selected topics in geology through an understanding of the basic processes, materials, and evolution. Topics include basin analysis, landform evolution, volcanology, or regional geology. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5120 - Advanced Topics in Geology
Introduces spatial data analysis through geographical information system (GIS) systems. Topics include basics of cartography, cartographic transformations on the computer, data input, data sorting and presentation, and statistical analysis. Emphasis is on practical applications of GIS methods. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5190 - Soil Science
Provides a description and evaluation of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils. Includes soil formation, soil types, and processes that occur in soil including the importance of these processes for the soil productivity and management of soil. Also covers sources, reactions, transports, and fates of chemical species in soils and associated water and air environments, as well as the chemical behavior of elements and compounds and the phenomena affecting natural and anthropogenic materials in soils. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5200 - Geology Seminar
Offers an analysis of selected topics in geology for advanced study. Topics are selected from current areas of active research in the field. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5201 - Geologic Field Seminar
Consists of two parts: an intensive classroom study of aspects of geology associated with a particular field setting, and an intensive field investigation. Examples include carbonate petrology and reef ecology, then field studies in the Bahamas; glacial geology and volcanology, and field studies in Iceland; or stratigraphy of the U.S. Southwest, followed by field studies in the Grand Canyon. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Faculty Led Study Abroad

ENVR 5210 - Environmental Planning
Examines aspects of surface runoff from geomorphic and hydrologic perspectives. Develops methods for description and calculation of major river and drainage basin processes, and applies the results to the planning process. Examines human modification of these systems including urbanization, dams, and channelization, and applies this information to an understanding of regulatory processes. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr

ENVR 5230 - Structural Geology
Focuses on the description and origin of rock structures, with emphasis on interpretation of the mechanics of deformation. Lab analyses of structural features and problems utilize geologic maps, structural models, stereograms, petrographic microscope, rock specimens, and field exercises. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing. Coreq. ENVR 5231.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5231 - Lab for ENVR 5230
Accompanies ENVR 5230. Covers topics from the course through various experiments. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing. Coreq. ENVR 5230.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5240 - Sedimentary Basin Analysis
Presents the analysis of sedimentary basins based on detailed study of sedimentary petrology, sedimentary structures, and stratigraphic sequences and fossils. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing. Coreq. ENVR 5241.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5241 - Lab for ENVR 5240
Accompanies ENVR 5240. Lab work uses geologic sections, suites of sedimentary rocks and thin sections, and drill cores and bore hole logs to interpret and analyze the geologic history and environmental and economic potential of sedimentary basins. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing. Coreq. ENVR 5240.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5242 - Ancient Marine Life
Begins with a survey of major events, processes, and important invertebrate phyla preserved in the fossil record. This knowledge of paleontology is then utilized to evaluate evolutionary principles and the nature of function and adaptation in the history of life. Organization of populations into paleocommunities and their relationships to changes in environments through time permit the assessment and evaluation of paleoecology in Earth history. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing. Coreq. ENVR 5243.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5243 - Lab for ENVR 5242
Accompanies ENVR 5242. Introduces invertebrate fossil morphology by study of fossil specimens of all major groups. Principles of paleoecology and evolutionary theory are illustrated by analysis of suites of fossil specimens. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing. Coreq. ENVR 5242.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5244 - Sedimentation
Describes the physical processes of sedimentation and their role in the interpretation of sedimentary environments. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing. Coreq. ENVR 5245.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5245 - Lab for ENVR 5244
Accompanies ENVR 5244. Concentrates on the interpretation and description of the physical properties of sediments and sedimentary environments. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing. Coreq. ENVR 5244.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5248 - Marine Geology
Compares the balance between major sedimentary and tectonic forces in ocean basins and margins to the resulting ocean form. Topics include origin of continental margins, shelf sedimentation and transport, deep-sea processes, and sediments. Evaluates resource development of OCS oil, sand and gravel, and manganese nodules. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5250 - Geology and Land-Use Planning
Studies the causes and solutions of geologic environmental problems related to land use. Emphasizes geologic-based land-use planning solutions to problems related to landslides, ground subsidence, coastal erosion, stream erosion and flooding, soil erosion, and groundwater pollution. Prereq. (a) ENGL 1111 and junior or senior standing or (b) ENGL 1102 and junior or senior standing or (c) graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr

ENVR 5260 - Geographical Information Systems
Examines geographical information systems (GIS), a way to input, store, analyze, and display spatial data (data with a geographic location). Introduces the major components and applications of this exciting new tool. Consists of two lectures and one laboratory period a week. Laboratory exercises introduce methods of data analysis as well as practical issues of how to manipulate various GIS software packages.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5262 - GIS Workshop
Studies the basic techniques of reflection and refraction seismology, gravity, aeromagnetic and heat-flow processes, and the information they provide on the structure, composition, and dynamics of the earth’s interior. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5270 - Glacial and Quaternary History
Covers the processes of ice movement and the characteristics and distribution of erosional and depositional structures associated with past and present glaciers; introduces Quaternary chronology. An individual research project augments class activities. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing. Coreq. ENVR 5271.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5271 - Lab for ENVR 5270
Accompanies ENVR 5270. Covers topics from the course through various experiments. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing. Coreq. ENVR 5270.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5280 - Groundwater Modeling
Uses computers to solve problems in the flow of groundwater. Develops concepts of groundwater flow. Uses the finite difference method to model steady-state and transient flow. Programs are supplied by the instructor so programming skill is not a prerequisite. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5282 - Groundwater Geochemistry
Investigates important geological processes that occur when groundwater interacts with rock or soil, modifying groundwater chemistry and affecting water quality. Examines groundwater contamination and dispersion, isotope tracer studies, field sampling, and analytical methods. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5290 - Engineering Geology
Explores engineering geology, the interdisciplinary study of how geology is applied to engineering projects. Covers the application of geologic thought and geophysical methods to the site selection and planning of human-constructed features, such as foundations, landfills, highways, dams, tunnels, power plants, and mines. An individual research project augments class activities. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5300 - Graduate Research
Offers an individual research project under the direction of a faculty member. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5976 - Directed Study
Offers independent study of a specific topic not normally contained in the regular course offerings but within the area of competence of a faculty member. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing and permission of department.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science

ENVR 5978 - Independent Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing and permission of department.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science, Do not publish in schedule

ENVR 5984 - Research
Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing and permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Marine & Environment Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
GS College of Science


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