Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor, CHEM 4500 highly recommended. This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and principles of the multidisciplinary science of toxicology. It is designed to provide a foundation for matriculation in advanced courses in toxicology. Students learn about routes and processes for entry, biotransformation, and elimination of toxicants from the body; toxicity mechanisms; and toxicity testing procedures.
Special Topics in Environmental Science
The selected topics for each offering will vary depending on the expertise of visiting faculty and other resident expertise. Topics will be those not covered in other courses. Student participation will include written and oral presentations and laboratories when appropriate for the topic. Course may be taken two times for credit
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Environmental Science Seminar
Prerequisites: Senior status in Environmental Science major or consent of instructor. This course is a study of a contemporary environmental problem, its scientific, social, and policy dimensions, and its possible solutions. Students synthesize, integrate, and apply their broad environmental science backgrounds through interactions with expert guest speakers, field trips, and class discussions and presentations. Majors must take course two times for credit.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1100, CHEM 1200, CHEM 3100, CHEM 3120. CHEM 4010 highly recommended. This course includes the study of the sources, reactions, transport, and fate of chemicals in environmental media. It includes an in-depth study of how molecular interactions and macroscopic transport phenomena determine the distribution of compounds released into the natural environment in space and time.
Environmental Science Internship
Prerequisites: Senior standing in Environmental Science major. This is a study of the role and activities of government and private sector environmental organizations, acquired by serving as part-time, on-site intern in one of these organizations.
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. An advanced course designed to allow the student to gain specialized knowledge in an area within environmental science. The student is expected to develop the questions to be addressed through the independent study, read the literature on the selected topic and give oral and written reports of their readings.