Environmental Science (EV)

EV-120 Integrated Environmental Science for Educators

LASC Categories: NSP, LAB

Introduction to the scientific method. Physical, biological and earth sciences as applied to problems in environmental science. Three lecture hours and Two laboratory hours per week.

Every year. 4 Credits

EV-130 Environmental Problems and Solutions

LASC Categories: NSP, WAC

Prerequisites: Writing II

The course is an introduction to human impacts on the earth and ecosystem processes. The complexity of these issues is examined through a series of case studies examining global, regional and local issues.

Every year. 3 Credits

EV-150 Environmental Science

LASC Categories: NSP

Interdisciplinary scientific study of human impacts on natural systems. Introduction to fundamental concepts and tools of environmental impact analysis.

Every year. 3 Credits

EV-199 Special Topics in Environmental Science

Lecture or laboratory course in selected areas of Environmental Science presented by departmental instructor. Topics will be announced in advance.

1-6 Credits

EV-202 Principles of Ecology

LASC Categories: NLL, WAC, NLL, WAC

Prerequisites: BI-140, EN-102, MA-150 or MA-180, or MA-190, or MA-200.

Basic ecological theory relating to organism-environment interactions; population dynamics, and ecosystems. Three hours of lecture and a three-hour laboratory per week.

Every year. 4 Credits

EV-210 Chemical Analysis: an Introduction to Modern Methods

LASC Categories: NLL, WAC

Prerequisites: CH-120, CH-121 (minimum grade C-), and EN-102.

Introduction to modern methods of chemical analysis including gravimetry, acid-base and redox titrations, potentiometry, UV-visible and atomic absorption spectrophotometry, and gas and HPLC chromatography. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours per week. [Cross-listed with CH-210.]

Every year. 5 Credits

EV-218 Introduction to Remote Sensing

LASC Categories: NSP

Prerequisites: GS-101 or GS-140 or NS-150 or EV-150 or BI-101 or BI-140

Introduction to the use and analysis of remotely sensed images such as aerial photographs and satellite imagery. [Cross-listed with GS-218.]

Every year. 3 Credits

EV-225 Oceanography

LASC Categories: QAC

Prerequisites: GS-101 or GS-140 or GS-110 or NS-150

The principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. [Cross-listed with GS-225.]

Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

EV-230 Biogeography

Prerequisites: GS-101 or GS-110 or BI-101 or BI-140

The distribution patterns of plants and animals, processes affecting this distribution, and how these patterns change in space and time. [Cross-listed with GS-230.]

Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

EV-235 Contemporary Climate Change

Prerequisites: GS-101 or GS-110 or NS-150 or CH-106.

The global climate system, factors influencing climate, recent climate change and the role of human activity. [Cross-listed with GS-235.]

Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

EV-250 Hydrology

Prerequisites: GS-101 or Gs-140 or GS-110 or NS-150

Hydrologic processes, their estimation and measurement. Includes precipitation, evaporation,runoff, groundwater and water resources management. [Corss-listed with GS-250.]

Other or on demand. 3 Credits

EV-258 Global Environmental Change

Prerequisites: GE-102 or GL/GE-102 or GS-101 or GL-150 or NS-150 or UR-101 or CH-106

An introduction to the science, political economy and ethics of global environmental change. [Cross-listed with GE-258.]

3 Credits

EV-260 Introduction to Soil Science

Prerequisites: GS-101 or GS-140

The study of the formation, processes, classification and composition of soils with emphasis on environmental applications, including watershed delineation. [Cross-listed with GS-260.]

Every year. 3 Credits

EV-301 Topics in Invertebrate Zoology

LASC Categories: NLL

Prerequisites: BI-140 and BI-202.

Considers anatomy, taxonomy (including selected articles of the international code of zoological nomenclature), natural history, and evolutionary relationships of selected invertebrate phyla. Three hours of lecture and a three-hour laboratory per week. {Cross-listed with BI-301.]

Spring only and every 2-3 years. 4 Credits

EV-307 American Public Lands:Environmental Issues

Prerequisites: GE-258 or permission of instructor.

Exploration of the environmental management issues on U.S. public lands such as national parks, national forests BLM lands. [Cross-listed with GE-307.]

Every year. 3 Credits

EV-320 Environmental Chemistry

Prerequisites: CH-120 and CH-121 or CH-201 with a C- or above. CH-201 is recommended.

Chemistry of the atmosphere, soil, and natural water systems, air and water pollution water treatment, hazardous wastes and pollution control. [Cross-listed with CH-320.]

Other or on demand. 3 Credits

EV-330 Environmental Toxicology

Prerequisites: CH-120, CH-121, and BI-141 with a C- or above.

Topics include the pharmacological and biochemical properties of toxins and the effects of toxins on human health, including assessment of risk(s). [Cross-listed with CH-330.]

Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

EV-331 Marine Biology

LASC Categories: NLL

Prerequisites: BI-140 and BI-202.

Considers the marine environment, its flora and fauna, distribution and production of plankton-nekton-benthos, zoogeography, bioeconomic factors and potential. Three lecture hours and a three-hour laboratory per week. [Cross-listed with BI-331.]

Every 2-3 years. 4 Credits

EV-333 Topics in Vertebrate Zoology

LASC Categories: NLL

Prerequisites: BI-140 and BI-202.

Life histories, adaptations, distribution, systematics, and economic importance of selected vertebrates taxa. Each semester will focus on a particular taxon. Three hours of lecture and a three-hour laboratory per week. [Cross-listed with BI-333.]

Every 2-3 years. 4 Credits

EV-334 Wildlife Biology

Prerequisites: BI-140 and BI-202.

Theory and Practice of wildlife management. Considers procedures for collection and analysis of field and laboratory data on vertebrate game populations useful to wildlife biologists. Three hours of lecture and a three-hour laboratory per week. [Cross-listed with BI-334.]

Every 2-3 years. 4 Credits

EV-335 Hydrogeology

Prerequisites: GS-140 or GS-250 and an accuplacer code of 3, or a college level math course.

Underground water and its movement. Aquifer identification and test; wells, contamination and remediation, ground water as a geologic agent. [Cross-listed with GS-335.]

Fall only and other or on demand. 3 Credits

EV-340 Plant Sciences

LASC Categories: NLL

Prerequisites: BI-140, BI-141, and BI-202.

Morphology, anatomy, physiology of flowering plants with studies on life cycles, ecological relationships, biochemical processes and evolution of plant diversity. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. [Cross-listed with BI-340.]

Spring only and other or on demand. 4 Credits

EV-344 Soil Biology

LASC Categories: NLL

Prerequisites: BI-140, BI-141, BI-204, CH-120, and CH-121.

Includes study of nutrient cycling, relations between plants, animals, and microbes, ecology of polluted soils and soil biotechnology. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. [Cross-listed with BI-344.]

Fall and Spring and every year. 4 Credits

EV-345 Green Chemistry

LASC Categories: NLL

Prerequisites: CH-120 and CH-121 with a C- or above.
Corequisites: CH-201

This course will provide an understanding of the fundamentals of green chemical design that either eliminates or reduces the use of generation of hazardous substances. Three hours of lecture/lab per week. [Cross-listed with CH-225.]

Every year. 3 Credits

EV-360 Animal Behavior

LASC Categories: NLL

Prerequisites: BI-202 or PB-200.

[Cross-listed with BI-360.]

4 Credits

EV-370 Lakes & Environmental Change

LASC Categories: WAC, NLL

Prerequisites: GS-140 Take one earth science course at the 200-level or above.

Modern physical, biogeochemical, and sedimentary processes in lakes. Lake sediments as archives of past climate and environmental change. Includes fieldwork. [Cross-listed with GS-370.]

4 Credits

EV-380 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

LASC Categories: LAB

Prerequisites: BI-140, BI-141, BI-202, and BI-203.

A theoretical and quantitative approach to species, genetic, ecosystem and community diversity in the context of modern conservation biology principles. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. [Cross-listed with BI-380.]

Other or on demand. 4 Credits

EV-400 Environmental Science Seminar

LASC Categories: CAP

Prerequisites: GE-102, GS-101, GS-140, GS-216, and GE-212 or GE-315. Students with senior standing who have completed the core courses

Capstone course for Environmental Science majors. Creation and presentation of a review or research paper and career preparation

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

EV-408 Directed Study: Environmental Science

Directed study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member.

3-4 Credits

EV-410 Independent Study in Environmental Science

Opportunity for advanced students to pursue a topic of special interest involving extensive reading, experimentation, and research.

1-6 Credits

EV-412 Special Topics in Environmental Science

Intended for the undergraduate who wishes to undertake study of selected topics in Environmental Science of mutual interest to student and faculty.

1-6 Credits

EV-420 Advanced Geoscience Research and Fieldwork

Lab and or field-based research on a specific geoscience topic under supervision of a faculty member. [Permission of instructor.]

Fall and Spring and every year. 1-6 Credits