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Environmental Science Core Courses

ESCI 2210 - Science and Management of Environmental System
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Geol 1110 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every yearstarting 2008)
Scientific foundations of major environmental issues, water chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, natural resources, global climate, national and international environmental regulation and policy, and environmental economics.

ESCI 3101 – Nonrenewable Resources
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2210, Chem 1151 or 1161, Phys 2011 or #; A-F or Aud, fall every yearstarting 2009)
Geology of nonrenewable resources and introduction to extractive industry methods and procedures. Formation and occurrence of natural resources, theory and practice of technologies associated with the production, separation, purification, conversion, consumption, and waste disposal of nonrenewable energy and mineral resources.

ESCI 3102 – Renewable Resources
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3101 or #, Phys 2010; A-F or Aud, spring, every yearstarting 2010)
Principles of renewable energy, energy conversion, irreversible thermodynamics and, thermodynamic engines, thermodynamic generators, turbines, photovoltaic conversion, electrochemical conversion, fuel cells, pumping efficiency, wind energy, conversion of wave energy, heat pumps, ecosystems and biomass energy, and energy transmission and storage.

ESCI 4101 – Pollution and Technology
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2210, Chem 1151 or 1161, Phys 2011 or #, no Grad School cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every yearstarting 2010)
Sources, distribution, and ultimate fate of air, water and solid/hazardous wastes. Principles of treatment of point and non-point source wastes. Case studies of successful remediation technologies. Models of contaminant movement in the environment. Landfill construction. Application of fedral law: national environmental policy act, clean air act, clean water act, pollution prevention act, resource conservation and recovery act, and superfund amendments and reauthorization act.

ESCI 4102 – Environmental Assessment
(4.0 cr: Prereq-3102, 4101 or #; no grad school cr; A-F or Aud, spring, every yearstarting 2011)
Environmental issues identification and investigation. Review of case studies of environmental investigations and the components of environmental impact statements. Selection of local or regional environmental issue and evaluations of the environmental problems from a multi disciplinary perspective. Preparation of draft environmental statement (EIS).