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Environmental Science for Biology Majors Plan of Study

Environmental Science Minor for Biology majors
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Environmental Science Minor for Biology majors


   Minor Courses (24 cr. to be chosen)

      CHM 2210   Organic Chemistry I 4 cr.  Structure and classification of compounds of carbon, with stress on the aliphatics; IUPAC nomenclature; properties, characteristic reactions of the common functional groups, especially of the oxygen functions; concepts of stereochemistry; introduction to mechanisms; stress on Bronsted and Lewis acid/base processes. Laboratory exercises directed to demonstration of mechanistic processes. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
      CHM 2220   Organic Chemistry II 4 cr.  More extensive study of reaction mechanisms, aromatics, spectroscopy, and polymerization. Laboratory exercises directed to aromatic substitution reactions, chromatography, and systematic identification of organic functional groups. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 and CHM 2210; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
      ENV 3210   Limnology: The Study of Lakes 3 cr.  A study of the influences of physical, chemical, and biological factors on the structure and function of inland lakes and ecosystems. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: 6 cr. in Biology 
      ENV 3320   Environmental Analysis 4 cr.  Application of spectrophotometric and field-kit methods in the elucidation of quantitative and qualitative data from soil, water, algae, invertebrates, plants, and fish collections. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: CHM 1120, CHM 2210, MTH 1210 or equivalent 
      ENV 4710   Environmental Pollutions 4 cr.  Research investigations focused on a variety of pollution topics, e.g., mercury or metal concentration analysis of soil, water, invertebrates, fish, and plants; E coli colony studies of the nearby lakes and ponds; development of environmentally-friendly biocides; acid rain/air pollutants. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1040, CHM 1120. 
      ESS 3260   Meteorology 4 cr.  Introduction to the fundamentals of weather and climate: understanding of the various atmospheric phenomena that interact to produce daily weather occurrences and global climate patterns; meteorological phenomena, and issues involving hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, ozone depletion, potential global warming, and growing environmental concerns. Laboratory exercises directed to extracting and analyzing data from the Madonna weather station and also performing lab exercises related to the above topics. 

      Minor electives (1 cr. to be chosen)

         BIO 2260   Microbiology 4 cr.  Fundamental principles of microbiology with emphasis on the biology of bacteria and other microbes (metabolism, genetics, growth, and death), their ecological relationships in natural and controlled environments, and the interactions of pathogenic microorganisms and their human and animal hosts. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 or CHM 1610; and BIO 1030 or BIO 2250 or BIO 2450. 
         BIO 3170   Parasitology (BIO*/MTE) 4 cr.  Study focuses upon the morphology, classification, and clinical diagnosis of major human parasites. Laboratory emphasizes the identification of parasitic adult and larval forms as observed in clinical specimens. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2260. 
         CHM 3610   Biochemistry I (BIO/CHM*) 4 cr.  Principles of biochemistry; major metabolic and biosynthetic pathways; structure and conformation of biological molecules and their molecular biology. Laboratory exercises in enzyme kinetics, electrophoresis, chromatography, and DNA isolation and manipulation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 2210. 
         ENV 2930   Internship in Environmental Science 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Field placement in governmental, industrial, or academic settings that provide experience in environmental science issues, e.g., water, soil, sewer, and/or sediment testing, community cleanup, park management, animal shelter. 
         ENV 3930   Internship in Environmental Science 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Field placement in governmental, industrial, or academic settings that provide experience in environmental science issues, e.g., water, soil, sewer, and/or sediment testing, community cleanup, park management, animal shelter. 
         NFS 3310   Environmental Food and Nutrition (ENV/NFS*) 2 cr.  Study of issues related to sustainable agriculture, local food supply, organic farming, and other issues related to nutritional health and the environment. Hands-on experience working with organic farming. 
         ENV 4700   Environmental Investigation 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Independent research, directed reading, or special problems under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisites: recommendation of major advisor and problem director. 
         ESS 2160   Earth Science 4 cr.  Encompasses the rocky surface of our planet as related to the earth’s mineral and energy resources, oceans, climate, interaction with the sun, history as a member of the solar system, and fate in the hands of humanity. Includes laboratory. Interdisciplinary course designed for General Science, Integrated Science, and non-science majors. 
         NFS 2760   Food Service Sanitation 2 cr.  Control of food borne illness in the food service industry. Specifics of Food Service Sanitation Law and the inspection report form. Most common violations and means for training and motivating employees. 
         OSH 4510   Hazardous Materials I (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Detailed knowledge for the emergency service professional: (a) identification, storage, handling, disposal, and identifying products of combustion of hazardous materials, including flammables, explosives, oxidizing, and corrosive materials; (b) methods of contingency planning for hazardous materials incidents, culminating with the use of current software to conduct table top exercises to assist in planning, mitigating, and responding to hazardous materials emergencies. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent. 
         WRT 2440   Technical Writing 3 cr.  Theory and application of technical writing principles. Topics include an introduction to the technical communication environment, ethical and legal considerations, the basics of writing and analyzing technical documents, collaborative writing, and design principles for documents and Web sites. Students create a variety of technical documents for inclusion in their final e-portfolios. Prerequisite: WRT 1020 or equivalent. 
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