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Environmental Engineering B.Env.E

CSENG Civil, Envrn & Geo-Eng (CEGE)
College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 125
  • Required credits within the major: 107 to 114
  • Degree: Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
The environmental engineering program seeks innovative and sustainable solutions to air, and water-related problems in natural and built systems. Focus areas of the program include water chemistry; water and wastewater treatment; water quality; hydrology; groundwater remediation; environmental microbiology; pollutant fate and transport; stream restoration, sustainable design, and air pollution. Environmental engineering is a broad and interdisciplinary field, and the program emphases are chemistry, microbiology, water resources, and fluid mechanics.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 9 courses before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Mathematics
Honors math (MATH 1571H, 1572H, 2573H, 2574H) may be taken in place of the listed courses.
MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1572H - Honors Calculus II (4.0 cr)
MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2573H - Honors Calculus III (4.0 cr)
MATH 2574H - Honors Calculus IV (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Physical Science and Mechanics
Mechanics
AEM 2011 - Statics (3.0 cr)
Chemistry
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1071H - Honors Chemistry I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1075H - Honors Chemistry I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
Chemical Principles II
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1072H - Honors Chemistry II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1076H - Honors Chemistry II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
Physics
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
BEnvE Requirements
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Major Courses
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics (3.0 cr)
CEGE 3101 - Computer Applications I (3.0 cr)
CEGE 3102 - Uncertainty and Decision Analysis (3.0 cr)
CEGE 3301 - Soil Mechanics I (3.0 cr)
CEGE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials [WI] (3.0 cr)
CEGE 3501 - Environmental Engineering [ENV] (3.0 cr)
CEGE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
CEGE 3541 - Environmental Engineering Laboratory (3.0 cr)
CEGE 4102W - Capstone Design for Civil Engineering [WI] (4.0 cr)
CEGE 4501 - Hydrologic Design (4.0 cr)
CEGE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4501 - Introduction to Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics (3.0 cr)
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
ESCI
Take any one ESCI course three credits or higher. ESCI 1007 and ESCI 4801 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement. ESCI 3402, ESCI 3425, ESCI 4702 can be used to fullfill this requirement or the Water/Atmospheric Sciences/Sustainability/Policy selective elective requirement but not both.
ESCI 1xxx
or ESCI 2xxx
or ESCI 3xxx
or ESCI 4xxx
or ESCI 5xxx
Selected Electives
Selected Electives
Students should take 4 courses. Two courses from each category. Students may not use courses from the Selected Electives to also meet the Tech Electives requirements.
Chemistry/Ecology/Mircrobiology
Students must take 2 courses from this category
CEGE 4562 - Environmental Remediation Technologies (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 5541 - Environmental Water Chemistry (3.0 cr)
or EEB 3408W - Ecology [WI] (4.0 cr)
or ESCI 3303W - Geochemical Principles [WI] (4.0 cr)
or LAAS 5311 - Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy (3.0 cr)
or MICB 3301 - Biology of Microorganisms (5.0 cr)
or CEGE 4561 - Solids and Hazardous Wastes (3.0 cr)
or BBE 4533 - Sustainable Waste Management Engineering (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 5551 - Environmental Microbiology (3.0 cr)
or ESCI 4801 - Geomicrobiology (3.0 cr)
or BBE 4608 - Environmental and Industrial Microbiology (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 4121 - Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology (3.0 cr)
Water/Atmospheric Sciences/Sustainability/Policy
Students must take 2 courses from this category. ESCI 3402, ESCI 3425, ESCI 4702 can be used to fullfill this selective elective requirement or the ESCI requirement but not both.
BBE 4523 - Ecological Engineering Design (3.0 cr)
or BBE 4535 - Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 4351 - Groundwater Mechanics (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 4512 - Open Channel Hydraulics (4.0 cr)
or CEGE 5511 - Urban Hydrology and Water Quality (4.0 cr)
or CEGE 5543 - Introductory Environmental Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
or CEGE 5561 - Air Quality Engineering (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 5571 - Acara Global Venture Design: Grand Challenges [GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or ESCI 3402 - Science and Politics of Global Warming [ENV] (3.0 cr)
or ESCI 3425 - Atmospheric Pollution: From Smog to Climate Change (3.0 cr)
or ESCI 4702 - General Hydrogeology (4.0 cr)
or PA 5022 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II (1.5-3.0 cr)
or PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
or WRS 5101 - Water Policy (3.0 cr)
or PA 5723 - Water Policy (3.0 cr)
Tech Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AEM 4xxx
or AEM 5xxx
or AST 4xxx
or AST 5xxx
or BBE 4xxx
or BBE 5xxx
or BMEN 4xxx
or BMEN 5xxx
or CEGE 3xxx
or CEGE 4xxx
or CEGE 5xxx
or CHEM 4xxx
or CHEM 5xxx
or CHEN 4xxx
or CHEN 5xxx
or CMPE 4xxx
or CMPE 5xxx
or CSCI 4xxx
or CSCI 5xxx
or EE 4xxx
or EE 5xxx
or ESCI 4xxx
or ESCI 5xxx
or IE 4xxx
or IE 5xxx
or MATH 4xxx
or MATH 5xxx
or MATS 4xxx
or MATS 5xxx
or ME 4xxx
or ME 5xxx
or PHYS 4xxx
or PHYS 5xxx
or STAT 4xxx
or STAT 5xxx
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· CEGE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 4102W - Capstone Design for Civil Engineering [WI] (4.0 cr)
· EEB 3408W - Ecology [WI] (4.0 cr)
· ESCI 3303W - Geochemical Principles [WI] (4.0 cr)
Biological Sciences relevant to the major
Students should take one 3 credit class or higher; it must include lab or field experience
AGRO 1101 - Biology of Plant Food Systems [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or ANTH 1001 - Human Evolution [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BBE 4608 - Environmental and Industrial Microbiology (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1003 - Evolution and Biology of Sex [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1009H - Honors: General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1010 - Human Biology: Concepts and Current Ethical Issues [BIOL, CIV] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1055 - Environmental Biology: Science and Solutions with Laboratory [BIOL, ENV] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 2002 - Foundations of Biology for Biological Sciences Majors, Part I [BIOL] (6.0 cr)
or BIOL 2002H - Foundations of Biology for Biological Sciences Majors, Part I [BIOL] (6.0 cr)
or BIOL 4121 - Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology (3.0 cr)
or BMEN 2501 - Cellular and Molecular Biology for Biomedical Engineers [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or CEGE 5551 - Environmental Microbiology (3.0 cr)
or CI 1512 - Nature in the City [BIOL, ENV] (4.0 cr)
or EEB 3407 - Ecology (3.0 cr)
or EEB 3408W - Ecology [WI] (4.0 cr)
or ENT 1005 - Insect Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or ESCI 1007 - From Microbes to Mammoths: History of Life on Earth [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or ESCI 4801 - Geomicrobiology (3.0 cr)
or GEOG 1403 - Biogeography of the Global Garden [BIOL, ENV] (4.0 cr)
or HECU 3593 - Environmental Sustainability Sci, Public Policy, & Cmty Action Field Research Method & Investigation (4.0 cr)
or HORT 1001 - Plant Propagation [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or MICB 3301 - Biology of Microorganisms (5.0 cr)
or NSCI 2100 - Human Neuroanatomy [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or PLPA 1005 - Plants Get Sick Too [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or VBS 1001 - Introduction to Biotechnology [BIOL, TS] (4.0 cr)
 
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MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differentiation of single-variable functions, basics of integration of single-variable functions. Applications: max-min, related rates, area, curve-sketching. Use of calculator, cooperative learning. prereq: CSE or pre-bioprod concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in biosys engn (PRE), background in [precalculus, geometry, visualization of functions/graphs], instr consent; familiarity with graphing calculators recommended
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differential/integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes hard problem-solving rather than theory. prereq: Honors student and permission of University Honors Program
MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. Use of calculators, cooperative learning. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [1371 or equiv], CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates. Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: [1271 or equiv] with grade of at least C-
MATH 1572H - Honors Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00068 - Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 1571. Infinite series, differential calculus of several variables, introduction to linear algebra. prereq: 1571H, honors student, permission of University Honors Program
MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes theorems. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes Theorems. prereq: [1272 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2573H - Honors Calculus III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00069 - Math 2263/2374/3251
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integral calculus of several variables. Vector analysis, including theorems of Gauss, Green, Stokes. prereq: Math 1572H or Math 2574H, honors student and permission of University Honors Program
MATH 2574H - Honors Calculus IV
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00561 - Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2573H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced linear algebra, differential equations. Additional topics as time permits. prereq: Math 1572H or Math 2573H, honors student and permission of University Honors Program
AEM 2011 - Statics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Force/moment vectors, resultants. Principles of statics and free-body diagrams. Applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines. Distributed loads. Internal forces in beams. Properties of areas, second moments. Laws of friction. prereq: PHYS 1301W, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2374 or equiv], CSE
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Atomic theory, periodic properties of elements. Thermochemistry, reaction stoichiometry. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure/bonding. Organic chemistry and polymers. energy sources, environmental issues related to energy use. Prereq-Grade of at least C- in [1011 or 1015] or [passing placement exam, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065]; intended for science or engineering majors; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065; registration for 1065 must precede registration for 1061
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1061
CHEM 1071H - Honors Chemistry I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced introduction to atomic theory. Periodic properties of elements. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure, bonding. Aspects of organic chemistry, spectroscopy, and polymers. Mathematically demanding quantitative problems. Writing for scientific journals. prereq: Honors student, permission of University Honors Program, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1075H; registration for 1075H must precede registration for 1071H
CHEM 1075H - Honors Chemistry I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and the proper treatment of hazardous wastes. Prereq-&1071H, honors student, permission of University Honors Program.
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01885 - Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Chemical kinetics. Radioactive decay. Chemical equilibrium. Solutions. Acids/bases. Solubility. Second law of thermodynamics. Electrochemistry/corrosion. Descriptive chemistry of elements. Coordination chemistry. Biochemistry. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 1061 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1066; registration for 1066 must precede registration for 1062
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01879 - Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1062
CHEM 1072H - Honors Chemistry II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01885 - Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced introduction. Chemical kinetics/reaction mechanisms, chemical/physical equilibria, acids/bases, entropy/second law of thermodynamics, electrochemistry/corrosion; descriptive chemistry of elements; coordination chemistry; biochemistry. prereq: 1071H, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1076H, honors student, registration for 1076H must precede registration for 1072H
CHEM 1076H - Honors Chemistry II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01879 - Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop laboratory skills as experiments become increasingly complex. Data collection/treatment, discussion of errors, proper treatment of hazardous wastes, experiment design. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1072H
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive, calculus-level general physics. Emphasizes use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles. Structure of matter, with applications to mechanical systems.
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, fields, structure of matter. Applications to electromagnetic phenomena. prereq: 1301W, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1272 or Math 1372 or Math 1572
PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles, fields. Structure of matter, with applications to electro-magnetic phenomena. prereq: 1401V, honors student or permission of University Honors Program
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01929 - Chem 2301/Chem 2331H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Organic compounds, constitutions, configurations, conformations, reactions. Molecular structure. Chemical reactivity/properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: C- or better in 1062/1066 or 1072H/1076H
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Uniaxial loading/deformation. Stress/strain at point, Mohr's circle. Internal forces in beams. Material behavior, linear elasticity. Torsion of circular shafts. Bending of beams of symmetrical section. Column buckling. Statically indeterminate structures. prereq: [2011 or 2021 or [BMEN 3011, BMEN major]], [Math 2374 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2373 or equiv], CSE
CEGE 3101 - Computer Applications I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Computer tools and computational methods for solving civil, environmental, and geo- engineering problems. Solving systems of linear/nonlinear equations, parameter estimation and engineeringmodel fitting, numerical differentiation/integration, numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. prereq: MATH 1372, PHYS 1301, CSE or instructor consent
CEGE 3102 - Uncertainty and Decision Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Stochastic models, their usefulness in reasoning about uncertainty in civil, environmental, and geo-engineering. Techniques for identifying, fitting, and validating models using data samples. Testing hypotheses about, and bounding uncertainty attached to, engineering parameters. Applications to civil, environmental, and geo-engineering. prereq: MATH 1372 or equiv
CEGE 3301 - Soil Mechanics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Index properties and soil classification. Effective stress. Permeability and seepage. Elasticity theory. One-dimensional compression and consolidation; settlements. Compaction; cut and fill problems. prereq: upper division CSE, AEM 3031, CEGE 3101, or instructor consent
CEGE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts and modeling of behavior mechanisms for civil engineering materials such as concrete, masonry, metals, asphalt, plastics, and wood. Standard specifications for material properties. Techniques for testing. prereq: AEM 3031
CEGE 3501 - Environmental Engineering (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to environmental engineering. Quantitative approach to environmental problems. Scientific background for understanding roles of engineers and scientists. prereq: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
CEGE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fluid statics/dynamics. Kinematics of fluid flow, equations of motion, pressure-velocity relationships, viscous effects, boundary layers. Momentum/energy equations. Lift/drag. Flow in pipes and pipe systems. Hydraulic machinery. Fluid measurements. prereq: [AEM 2012 or AEM 3031], Math 2373, CEGE 3101, CEGE 3102
CEGE 3541 - Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Laboratory-based course focused on physical, chemical, and microbiological measurements used in analysis of air, water, and solid samples. Applications include water quality, water treatment, wastewater treatment, hazardous waste treatment/remediation, air pollution, and environmental sensing. prereq: CEGE 3501
CEGE 4102W - Capstone Design for Civil Engineering (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 4301, 4401, 4501, 4502
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Teams formulate/solve civil engineering problems. From conceptual stage through preliminary planning, public hearings, design, environmental impact statements, final plans/specifications, and award of contracts. prereq: 4301, 4401, 4501, 4502
CEGE 4501 - Hydrologic Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Hydrologic cycle: precipitation, evaporation, infiltration runoff. Flood routing through rivers and reservoirs. Statistical analysis of hydrologic data and estimation of design flows. Open channel flow, flow through conduits. Detention basin design, hydraulic structure sizing, estimation of risk of flooding. prereq: CEGE 3502
CEGE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and design of physical, chemical, and biological processes for the treatment of water and wastewater. prereq: 3501 or CHEN 2001
CHEM 4501 - Introduction to Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00117 - Chem 3501/4501
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Physical chemistry as it relates to macroscopic descriptions of chemical systems. Chemical thermodynamics, phase equilibria, chemical equilibria. Statistical mechanics. Phenomenological reaction kinetics. Kinetic theory of gases. Collision, statistical theories of reaction rates. prereq: [1062/1066 or 1071H/1075H], [MATH 2263 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 2263 or MATH 2374 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 2374], [PHYS 1302 or PHYS 1402V or PHYS 1502V]
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: linear equations/systems, phase space, forcing/resonance, qualitative/numerical analysis of nonlinear systems, Laplace transforms. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bio Prod/Biosys Engr
CEGE 4562 - Environmental Remediation Technologies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theory and application of current and emerging technologies used to remediate contaminated soil and groundwater.
CEGE 5541 - Environmental Water Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to water chemistry. Physical chemical principles, geochemical processes controlling chemical composition of waters, behavior of contaminants that affect the suitability of water for beneficial uses. prereq: CEGE 3501, Chem 1021, Chem 1022, upper division CSE or grad student or instructor consent
EEB 3408W - Ecology (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00005
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of population growth/interactions, communities and ecosystem function applied to ecological issues. Regulation of populations, dynamics/impacts of disease, invasions by exotic organisms, biodiversity, global change. Lab. Scientific writing. Quantitative skill development (mathematical models, data analysis, statistics and some coding in R). prereq: [One semester college biology or instr consent], [MATH 1142 or MATH 1271 or Math 1272 or Math 1241 or Math 1242 or MATH 1281 or Math 1282 or equiv]
ESCI 3303W - Geochemical Principles (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Origin of elements (nucleosynthesis, elemental abundances). Geochemical classifications. Isotopes (radioactive, stable). Phase equilibria. Models of Earth's geochemical evolution. Basic geochemical processes that produced Earth's lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere. prereq: [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1061, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1065] or instr consent
LAAS 5311 - Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Structural chemistry, origin/identification of crystalline soil clay minerals. Structure of soil organic matter. Chemical processes in soil: solubility, adsorption/desorption, ion exchange, oxidation/reduction, acidity, alkalinity. Solution of problems related to environmental degradation, plant nutrition, and soil genesis. prereq: [[Chem 1022 or equiv], Phys 1102, grad] or instr consent
MICB 3301 - Biology of Microorganisms
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00431 - Biol 2032/MicB 3301/MicB 3303/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathogenesis, immunology, ecology of microbes. Molecular structure in relation to bacterial function/disease. Includes lab. prereq: BIOL 3020 or instructor consent
CEGE 4561 - Solids and Hazardous Wastes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will serve as an introduction to the topics of solid and hazardous waste management. Classes will incorporate information about prevention, treatment options, and the regulations surrounding solid and hazardous waste. They will also provide an opportunity to observe different methods of waste treatment in action.
BBE 4533 - Sustainable Waste Management Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Sources/characteristics of agricultural wastes. Livestock, food processing, domestic wastes. Physical, biological, chemical, rheological, microbiological properties. Effects on environment. Collection, storage, treatment (aerobic/anaerobic), use/disposal. Land application. prereq: 3023, upper div CSE
CEGE 5551 - Environmental Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of microorganisms in environmental bioremediation, pollution control, water/wastewater treatment, biogeochemistry, and human health. prereq: Upper div or grad student or instructor consent
ESCI 4801 - Geomicrobiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Geosphere/biosphere interactions over temporal/spatial scales. Global biogeochemical cycling, microbe-metal interactions, microbial paleobiology, environmental geomicrobiology, life detection, habitability of planets. prereq: One semester college level biology
BBE 4608 - Environmental and Industrial Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02334 - BBE 4608/BBE 5608
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Use of organisms in remediation of waste and pollution problems related to bio-based product industries. Types, characteristics, identification of useful microorganisms. Applications of microbes to benefit industrial processes of wood and fiber. prereq: [BIOL 1001 or BIOL 1009], CHEM 1011
BIOL 4121 - Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Evolution/structure of microbial communities. Population interaction within ecosystems. Quantitative/habitat ecology. Biogeochemical cycling. Molecular microbial ecology, gene transfer in the environment. Molecular phylogeny of microorganisms. Application of microbes in agriculture. Production of commodity chemicals, drugs, and other high-value products. prereq: 3301
BBE 4523 - Ecological Engineering Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01673 - BBE 4523/BBE 5523
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of ecological engineering to design of remediation systems. Artificial ecosystems, ecosystem/wetland restoration, constructed wetlands. Biological engineering for slope stability. Waste treatment. Restoring ecological service of watersheds. prereq: [CHEM 1022 or [CHEM 1062, CHEM 1066], 3012, upper div CSE] or instr consent
BBE 4535 - Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01756
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Assessing impaired waters and developing TMDL for conventional pollutants. Preparing/communicating legal, social, and policy aspects. TMDL analysis of real-world impaired waters problem. Field trip to impaired waters site. prereq: Upper division CSE or CFANS or CBS student or instr consent
CEGE 4351 - Groundwater Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00614 - CEGE 4351/GeoE 4351
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Shallow confined, unconfined, and sem-confined flows. Flow in two coupled aquifers separated by leaky layers. Transient flow. Flow toward wells. Streamlines/pathlines in two/three dimensions. Contaminant transport. Elementary computer modeling. prereq: CEGE 3101, CEGE 3502 upper div CSE or grad student or instr consent
CEGE 4512 - Open Channel Hydraulics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theories of flow in open channels, including gradually varied and rapidly varied flows, steady and unsteady flows. Computational methods for unsteady open channel flows, applications to flood routing. Introduction to moveable bed mechanics.
CEGE 5511 - Urban Hydrology and Water Quality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Urban hydrology for small watersheds and the management of storm water quality and quantity. prereq: CEGE 4501, upper division CSE or grad student or instructor consent
CEGE 5543 - Introductory Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Environmental fluid mechanics is the study of the interaction of fluid flows that occur in aquatic ecosystems with the growth and behavior of living organisms. prereq: CEGE 3502 or AEM 4201 or ChEn 3005, upper division CSE or grad students or instructor consent
CEGE 5561 - Air Quality Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to air pollution problems/solutions, local to global. Quantitative analysis of chemistry and physics of atmospheric pollutants. Sources, sinks, and controls; atmospheric transport and transformation; air quality management and regulation; health impacts; global issues. prereq: upper division in CSE, grad student or instructor consent
CEGE 5571 - Acara Global Venture Design: Grand Challenges (GP)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Prerequisites: #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Project-based course focused on designing venture solutions to global grand challenges related to environment, health, development. Identify specific social-environmental problem. Design financially-viable venture solution. Collaborate with professional mentors/technical experts. Create venture plan, may pitch for funding. Course is part of Acara program. prereq: instr consent
ESCI 3402 - Science and Politics of Global Warming (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01702 - Geo 3402/Geo 5402
Typically offered: Every Spring
Detection/attribution of global warming using concepts of radiation, climate system, and carbon cycle. Effects on society/biodiversity. National/global efforts/controversy over responses/consequences.
ESCI 3425 - Atmospheric Pollution: From Smog to Climate Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01765 - ESPM 3425/ESci 3425
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Processes governing chemical makeup of Earth's atmosphere. Implications for air pollution, climate, human welfare. Evolution of atmosphere. Atmospheric structure/transport. Biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, mercury. Greenhouse effect. Aerosols. Stratospheric ozone loss. prereq: [CHEM 1061, PHYS 1101W, MATH 1142 or 1271] or equiv or instr consent. Course cross-listed with ESCI 3425.
ESCI 4702 - General Hydrogeology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory of groundwater geology, hydrologic cycle, watershed hydrology, Darcy's law, governing equations of groundwater motion, flow net analysis, analog models, groundwater resource evaluation/development. Applied analysis of steady and transient equations of groundwater motion and chemical transport. Chemistry of natural waters. prereq: [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1062, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1066, MATH 1271, PHYS 1201] or instr consent
PA 5022 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II
Credits: 1.5 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interplay of science, technology, the environment, and society. Approaches from across the social sciences will cover how science and technology can create new environmental pressures as well as policy challenges in a range of spheres from climate change to systems of intellectual property and international development.
WRS 5101 - Water Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01827 - PA 5723/WRS 5101
Typically offered: Every Spring
Socio-cultural, legal, and economic forces that affect use of water resources by individuals/institutions. Historical trends in water policy, resulting water laws in the United States. Institutional structures whereby water resources are managed at federal, state, and local levels.
PA 5723 - Water Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01827
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sociocultural, legal, economic, and environmental forces affecting supply/use of water by individuals, sectors, and governance institutions. Historical trends; water laws in United States and internationally. Institutional structures for managing water at federal, state, and local levels. Current water-related issues/policies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
CEGE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts and modeling of behavior mechanisms for civil engineering materials such as concrete, masonry, metals, asphalt, plastics, and wood. Standard specifications for material properties. Techniques for testing. prereq: AEM 3031
CEGE 4102W - Capstone Design for Civil Engineering (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 4301, 4401, 4501, 4502
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Teams formulate/solve civil engineering problems. From conceptual stage through preliminary planning, public hearings, design, environmental impact statements, final plans/specifications, and award of contracts. prereq: 4301, 4401, 4501, 4502
EEB 3408W - Ecology (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00005
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of population growth/interactions, communities and ecosystem function applied to ecological issues. Regulation of populations, dynamics/impacts of disease, invasions by exotic organisms, biodiversity, global change. Lab. Scientific writing. Quantitative skill development (mathematical models, data analysis, statistics and some coding in R). prereq: [One semester college biology or instr consent], [MATH 1142 or MATH 1271 or Math 1272 or Math 1241 or Math 1242 or MATH 1281 or Math 1282 or equiv]
ESCI 3303W - Geochemical Principles (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Origin of elements (nucleosynthesis, elemental abundances). Geochemical classifications. Isotopes (radioactive, stable). Phase equilibria. Models of Earth's geochemical evolution. Basic geochemical processes that produced Earth's lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere. prereq: [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1061, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1065] or instr consent
AGRO 1101 - Biology of Plant Food Systems (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Designed for students who are not majors in a life science program, but who wish to acquire a better understanding of biological concepts especially as they relate to their lives. We examine current issues related to food, food production and the environment which provide the context to investigate fundamental concepts of biology including productivity, energy, genetic change in populations, and environmental responses to human activity. We use a problem-based learning approach to explore three contemporary issues of great importance: risks and benefits of GMOs, farming and food, and the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Lab, greenhouse, field, and classroom discussions.
ANTH 1001 - Human Evolution (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
The principles of evolutionary theory, behavioral biology, comparative anatomy, and Paleolithic archaeology are used to reconstruct the major events in human evolution. The course allows us to understand the behavior of our ancestors as well as ourselves.
BBE 4608 - Environmental and Industrial Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02334 - BBE 4608/BBE 5608
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Use of organisms in remediation of waste and pollution problems related to bio-based product industries. Types, characteristics, identification of useful microorganisms. Applications of microbes to benefit industrial processes of wood and fiber. prereq: [BIOL 1001 or BIOL 1009], CHEM 1011
BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01640
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Biological diversity from genetic variation to diversity of species/ecosystems. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological processes governing biological diversity. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological perspectives on issues concerning human diversity, human population growth, health, agriculture, and conservation. Lab.
BIOL 1003 - Evolution and Biology of Sex (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01640
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evolution of sexual reproduction/genetics. Biology of sex determination. Human reproduction, development, and disease transmission. Scientific inquiry, history of evolutionary thought. Genetics, variation, behavioral ecology, human evolution, population growth.
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525 - Biol 1009/Biol 1009H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things, energy recruitment/utilization, flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Includes lab. prereq: high school chemistry
BIOL 1009H - Honors: General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525 - Biol 1009/Biol 1009H
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things, energy recruitment/utilization, flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Includes lab. prereq: high school chemistry, honors; one term of college chemistry recommended
BIOL 1010 - Human Biology: Concepts and Current Ethical Issues (BIOL, CIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02450
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts related to structure/function of human body. Unifying themes such as homeostasis. Impact of science on society, civic life, and ethics. Weekly debates/discussion relating to current issues in science.
BIOL 1055 - Environmental Biology: Science and Solutions with Laboratory (BIOL, ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02040
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Conduct work of biologists, proposing hypotheses. Conduct experiments, analyzing/interpreting data.
BIOL 2002 - Foundations of Biology for Biological Sciences Majors, Part I (BIOL)
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01361
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Core biological concepts, from biomolecules to ecosystems. Emphasizes evolution, organismal diversity, and genetics within context of problem solving/applications. prereq: [[CHEM 1021 or 1061 or equiv], CBS major] or dept consent; calculus I or equiv recommended
BIOL 2002H - Foundations of Biology for Biological Sciences Majors, Part I (BIOL)
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01361
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Core biological concepts, from biomolecules to ecosystems. Evolution, organismal diversity, and genetics within context of problem solving/applications. prereq: [[CHEM 1021 or 1061 or equiv], CBS major, honors student] or dept consent; calculus I or equiv recommended
BIOL 4121 - Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Evolution/structure of microbial communities. Population interaction within ecosystems. Quantitative/habitat ecology. Biogeochemical cycling. Molecular microbial ecology, gene transfer in the environment. Molecular phylogeny of microorganisms. Application of microbes in agriculture. Production of commodity chemicals, drugs, and other high-value products. prereq: 3301
BMEN 2501 - Cellular and Molecular Biology for Biomedical Engineers (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of cellular/molecular biology. Chemistry of proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Applications to biomedical engineering. Function/dynamics of intracellular structures and differentiated animal cells. Application of physical/chemical fundamentals to modeling cellular/subcellular processes. Lecture/lab. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1022, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 1372, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PHYS 1302, CSE student
CEGE 5551 - Environmental Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of microorganisms in environmental bioremediation, pollution control, water/wastewater treatment, biogeochemistry, and human health. prereq: Upper div or grad student or instructor consent
CI 1512 - Nature in the City (BIOL, ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Science and conservation of biodiversity in the Twin Cities. Ecology and evolution of species and communities adapted to urban environments. Socially responsible and culturally sensitive interventions to environmental problems.
EEB 3407 - Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00005
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of ecology from populations to ecosystems. Applications to human populations, disease, exotic organisms, habitat fragmentation, biodiversity and global dynamics of the earth. prereq: [Math 1142, 1241, 1271 or equivalent]
EEB 3408W - Ecology (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00005
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of population growth/interactions, communities and ecosystem function applied to ecological issues. Regulation of populations, dynamics/impacts of disease, invasions by exotic organisms, biodiversity, global change. Lab. Scientific writing. Quantitative skill development (mathematical models, data analysis, statistics and some coding in R). prereq: [One semester college biology or instr consent], [MATH 1142 or MATH 1271 or Math 1272 or Math 1241 or Math 1242 or MATH 1281 or Math 1282 or equiv]
ENT 1005 - Insect Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01880
Typically offered: Every Fall
Diverse biology of insects and their arthropod relatives. Insect behavior (including social insects), pollination, herbivory, insects as disease vectors, beneficial insects, insect population dynamics/ecology. Insects' role in natural, agricultural, and urban, systems. Lecture/lab.
ESCI 1007 - From Microbes to Mammoths: History of Life on Earth (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Scientific evidence from biology, paleontology, and geology for origin/evolution of life over 4.5 billion years of Earth's history. Biochemical basis of life, biogeochemical cycles, natural selection, origin of species, genetics, phylogeny reconstruction, timescales for evolution.
ESCI 4801 - Geomicrobiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Geosphere/biosphere interactions over temporal/spatial scales. Global biogeochemical cycling, microbe-metal interactions, microbial paleobiology, environmental geomicrobiology, life detection, habitability of planets. prereq: One semester college level biology
GEOG 1403 - Biogeography of the Global Garden (BIOL, ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02180
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The geography of biodiversity and productivity, from conspicuous species to those that cause human disease and economic hardship. The roles played by evolution and extinction, fluxes of energy, water, biochemicals, and dispersal. Experiments demonstrating interactions of managed and unmanaged biotic with the hydrologic cycle, energy budgets, nutrient cycles, the carbon budget, and soil processes.
HECU 3593 - Environmental Sustainability Sci, Public Policy, & Cmty Action Field Research Method & Investigation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
The Field Methods course provides students with practical skills to assess and improve ecosystems and decision-making in socio-ecological systems. We will use a text by Bill Mollison, a founder of permaculture, to learn how to work with nature to improve ecological, communal, and personal health simultaneously. This course is designed to help students develop the capacity for constant and consistent ecological thinking, in order to participate in wise and effective decision-making at the interface of the human and natural worlds. All field-based learning in the course takes place in partnership with community organizations and branches of government that are working actively as ecological stewards and promoting sustainability of human society and specific settlements with wise design. We will learn and apply conceptual, organizational, and technical skills to help our community and institutional partners in this process. This course engages Lily Springs Farm as a field-learning site. We work with a permaculture designer and farmer on-site to use a variety of techniques to assess the landscape and to design and implement ecologically restoration strategies for: a lake; a wetland; a farm system, a pine plantation being slowly converted to an oak savanna mimic; and 30 acres of forest that has been largely undisturbed for the past thirty years. This course is one of four courses which make up the Environmental Sustainability: Ecology, Policy, and Social Transformation Program taught by Study Away partner HECUA. Concurrent registration is required in 3591, in 3592, and in 3594, Fall semester program. Dept consent required.
HORT 1001 - Plant Propagation (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles and techniques of propagating plants by seeds, cuttings, grafts, buds, layers, and division. Lectures on principles; labs on practice of various propagating techniques.
MICB 3301 - Biology of Microorganisms
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00431 - Biol 2032/MicB 3301/MicB 3303/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathogenesis, immunology, ecology of microbes. Molecular structure in relation to bacterial function/disease. Includes lab. prereq: BIOL 3020 or instructor consent
NSCI 2100 - Human Neuroanatomy (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to the nervous system. Structure/function of neurons and the major anatomical parts of the nervous system. Processes that underlie many bodily functions and diseases. Lectures/lab exercises.
PLPA 1005 - Plants Get Sick Too (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Biology of plant disease and plant-disease-causing organisms. Effects of plant disease on agriculture, human health/welfare, and the environment. Management/control of plant disease. Lecture, Internet, lab.
VBS 1001 - Introduction to Biotechnology (BIOL, TS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic understanding of cell biology/biotechnology. Laboratory exercises using modern molecular biotechnology techniques. Lectures. History of biotechnology. Cell biology/biotechnology. Develop research plan.