Schedule of Classes




2022 Fall: August 17 - December 20

Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
ENVM 600 Fundamentals of Environmental Systems (3)
An introduction to the basics of natural environmental systems and human disruptions to and their influences on environmental systems. The aim is to explore Earth's systems, including the biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere, and how the processes of these systems interact to support life in the Anthropocene. Topics include basic scientific principles in chemistry, physics, geology, and ecology and concepts related to the environmental field, including risk.
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82758 9040 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Wakrat Schwartz, Deborah Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 600 Fundamentals of Environmental Systems (3)
An introduction to the basics of natural environmental systems and human disruptions to and their influences on environmental systems. The aim is to explore Earth's systems, including the biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere, and how the processes of these systems interact to support life in the Anthropocene. Topics include basic scientific principles in chemistry, physics, geology, and ecology and concepts related to the environmental field, including risk.
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83117 9080 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Wakrat Schwartz, Deborah Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 610 Environmental/Energy Law and Policy (3)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENVM 600. An introduction to environmental/energy law and policy. The goal is to gain a deeper understanding of the current environmental landscape and provide a pathway for continual improvement with critical use of available environmental/energy law and policy resources. A critical systems-thinking approach to environmental/energy law and policy is used. Discussion explores how legislation and policies form society and with the use of models, examines changes that can be implemented for a more sustainable future. Topics include the history of U.S. environmental/energy law and policy, the legislative process, the administrative process, use of policy memo, modeling, and key pieces of energy and environmental legislation.
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82756 9040 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Creedon, Corey Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 610 Environmental/Energy Law and Policy (3)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENVM 600. An introduction to environmental/energy law and policy. The goal is to gain a deeper understanding of the current environmental landscape and provide a pathway for continual improvement with critical use of available environmental/energy law and policy resources. A critical systems-thinking approach to environmental/energy law and policy is used. Discussion explores how legislation and policies form society and with the use of models, examines changes that can be implemented for a more sustainable future. Topics include the history of U.S. environmental/energy law and policy, the legislative process, the administrative process, use of policy memo, modeling, and key pieces of energy and environmental legislation.
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83118 9080 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Humphrey, Honor R Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 641 Environmental Auditing (3)
Prerequisite: ENVM 610. An examination of methods for attaining statutory, regulatory, and permitting compliance. The protection of workers and other stakeholders is also examined in the context of organizational, budgetary, and other constraints. Emphasis is on methods of defining auditing objectives to meet organizational goals and of designing auditing programs for effective compliance under each of the 12 major environmental statutes, including air, water, solid, and hazardous waste management laws and pollution prevention initiatives.
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82754 9040 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Moates, Scotty J Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 643 Environmental Communications and Reporting (3)
Prerequisite: ENVM 610. An overview of U.S. environmental regulations and the reporting requirements of these regulations, an understanding of which is critical to success in the environmental field. Topics include toxic release inventories, risk management plans, environmental management systems, and radiation. Discussion also covers communicating with a wide range of stakeholders and the news media, public speaking, and corporate social responsibility. Focus is on the skills and knowledge needed for a career in environmental management.
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82755 9040 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Theisen, Janna S Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 644 New Technologies in Environmental Management (3)
Prerequisite: ENVM 610. An overview of the role new technology plays in environmental management as examined from the perspectives of science and policy. Discussion examines when an emerging technology becomes conventional and covers examples of new technology related to informatics and data management; ISO 14001; energy efficiency; the prevention, monitoring, and remediation of air, surface water, groundwater, and soil; and biotechnology. Topics also include technical, financial, and policy enablers and barriers to emerging technology.
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82764 9040 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Gonsiewski, Robert E Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 647 Environmental Risk Assessment (3)
Prerequisite: ENVM 610. An overview of the basic concepts of risk assessment. Topics include the four core parts of a risk assessment, as denoted by the National Academy of Sciences: hazard assessment, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. Methods of measurement and modeling are discussed, along with key questions concerning uncertainty. Differences in the risk characterizations of substances under different use conditions and legal requirements are studied. Significant case studies serve to illustrate the assessment process.
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82757 9040 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Davis, William M Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 649 Principles and Practices of Waste Management (3)
Prerequisite: ENVM 610. A study of waste management, an environmental field with a long history and legacy of mismanagement. Topics include current cleanup realities and the practicalities of compliance with current requirements. Discussion examines the current regulatory schema for dealing with hazardous, solid, and specialty wastes, especially subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); cleanup options, including those covered by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act; and potential options for sustainable futures.
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82759 9040 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Kuchanur, Muthukumar Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 650 Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (3)
Prerequisite: ENVM 610. An introduction to microeconomic principles as they relate to the efficient use of environmental resources and their impact on local, national, and global environmental policies. Topics include an overview of microeconomic principles and economic efficiencies, market failures, externalities, property rights, pollution damage and abatement costs, benefit and cost analysis, valuation methods, environmental policy analysis, federal control policies, and international issues.
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82760 9040 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Allen, Linda J Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 651 Water Resources Management (3)
Prerequisite: ENVM 610. A comprehensive examination of integrated water resource management in the 21st century. Focus is on how to holistically manage watersheds, such as the Chesapeake Bay, Colorado River, or Mississippi River Basins. The objective is to build practical skills and dispositions, including developing viable management solutions to water quality, quantity, use, and access challenges; integrating multidisciplinary data; communicating with stakeholders and policymakers; and applying environmental justice practices. Topics include water governance, policy, markets, and institutions; history of water and land use decisions; indigenous and local community engagement; and the impact of global climate change on water resources.
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83121 9080 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Garren, Sandra J Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 652 Principles of Air Quality Management (3)
Prerequisite: ENVM 610. A comprehensive examination of the dynamics and challenges of air quality management in the 21st century. Focus is on applying criteria and hazardous air pollutants regulations in your locality, analyzing the identified differences in local air quality issues, and examining global and local air quality, especially for regulated air pollutants. The goals are to explore the disparities resulting from differing criteria pollutants and hazardous air pollutants and to design and implement viable indoor and outdoor air quality management solutions. Topics include global CO2 emissions, global climate change, and viable air quality management solutions
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82761 9040 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Maurin, Paulo Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 653 Land Use Management (3)
Prerequisite: ENVM 610. An overview of land use management and its application to specific locations. The goal is to apply a foundational understanding of ecosystems and environmental/energy law and policy to land use concepts and management authorities on land use. Discussions explore land use concepts and encourage the sharing of local issues in a global context. Topics include the history of land use management, decision making processes related to land use, and climate adaptation and mitigation plans. Land use issues are explored using Geographic Information System (GIS) software and other tools.
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82762 9040 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Foust, Vicki A Syllabus Course Materials
ENVM 670 Capstone Study in Environmental Management (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of 27 credits of program coursework. An intensive hands-on study of environmental management that integrates knowledge gained from previous coursework and applies that knowledge to projects with external sponsors on environmental problems. Review covers issues such as environmental management systems, sustainability, environmental policy, the role of senior management, activity-based costing, and life-cycle analysis. A specific environmental problem (e.g., sustainability, wastewater management, hazardous waste disposal, need for alternative energy), defined by an external sponsor, is addressed by small teams. Projects involve organizing and planning the work, conferring regularly with sponsors, developing an outline for the final work product, collecting data and information, preparing a final report, and presenting a briefing to the sponsor organization.
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82763 9040 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Fu, Sabrina Syllabus Course Materials
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