Environmental Science (ES)

ES 514 Environmental Risk Assessment3 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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ES 550 Environmental Law & Policy3 Credit hours   

Introduction to major federal environmental legislation and related state programs, judicial review, and practical effects, and to processes for formulation and development of environmental policy.

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ES 554 Watershed Protection3 Credit hours   

This course reviews key components of watershed structure and functions before investigating and applying concepts for managing and restoring aquatic ecosystems.

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ES 575 Intro to Environmental Science3 Credit hours   

The principles of chemistry, geology and mathematics used in pollution control. Topographic maps, environmental regulations, field testing and compliance. Econonmics of use of pollution control devices.

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ES 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ES 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ES 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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ES 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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ES 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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ES 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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ES 602 Study of WV Environment3 Credit hours   

An overview of the diversity of the local natural environment, including the plants, insects, amphibians, reptiles, other wildlife, and the impact of human activities on the local environment.

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ES 603 Seminar In Current Envr Issues3 Credit hours   

The influence of environmental laws, common law, contract law, tort law, and regulatory interpretations, as well as the impact of citizens' groups, professional societies, and trade associations on current practice. (PR: Consent)

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ES 604 Air Pollution3 Credit hours   

Major air pollution sourcs; meteorological concepts; physical and chemical characterization; effects on plant and animal life; and development of air pollution laws, with emphasis on West Virginia regulations. (PR: Consent)

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ES 605 Analy Prin Environ Sampling3 Credit hours   

Identifying and measuring contaminants in air, water, soil, and sludge. Methods of analysis including gas chromatography nuclear magnetic resonance, colorimetry, infrared absorption untraviolet absorption, atomic absorption, and mass spectroscopy. (PR: Chemistry and ES 600, or equivalent experience)

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ES 609 Topics in Bioscience Education1-6 Credit hours   

Selected topics of interest to teachers of biology. (PR: Consent)

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ES 610 Envr Sampling Practice3 Credit hours   

Current practice in environmental testing and monitoring. Traditional wastewater tests, bioassay analysis, aquatic toxicity. Current procedures in gas chromatographic analysis, mass spectrometry. Sample preservation, quality control, and quiality assurance. (PR: analytical chemistry and instrumental methods, or ES 605)

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ES 620 Environmental Management Sys3 Credit hours   

EMS principles and elements; environmental, health and safety regulatory issues; ISO 14000 EMS specifications and guidelines; environmental auditing; environmental performance evaluation; life cycle assessment and environmental labeling.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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ES 626 Remote Sensing & Map Use3 Credit hours   

Introduction to topographic, soil, and geologic maps and aerial and satellite photography as sources of environmental information. Application of various data sources to specific types of environmental problems.

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ES 630 Environmental Site Assessment3 Credit hours   

Site inspection and investigation, emphasizing the "due diligence" clause of Saction 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act of 1980, site remediation, and data analysis and reporting.

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ES 640 Groundwater Princ & Monitoring3 Credit hours   

Introduction to groundwater hydrogeology; including porosity hydraulic conductivity, aquifers, groundwater flow, well hydraulics, groundwater geology, and water chemistry. (PR: A background in environmental science or geology is recommended)

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ES 645 Applied Hydrogeology3 Credit hours   

The fundamentals of hydrogeology are utilized to implement a case study investigation of a contaminated groundwater site from the planning stage through a final report. (PR: ES 640 or equivalent experience)

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ES 646 Dynamics of Ecosystems3 Credit hours   

Species interaction; population, community and ecosystem ecology; productivity; nutrient cycling; physiological ecology, population dynamics; pollution and conservation; and aquatic, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. (PR: Consent)

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ES 648 Vegetation of West Virginia3 Credit hours   
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ES 651 Environmental Microbiology3 Credit hours   
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ES 652 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ES 655 Environmental Ethics3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the subject of ethics, environmental ethical theory, moral reasoning, free market regulation, right to know, proprietary information, product liability cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, waste disposal, and resource depletion. (PR: Consent)

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ES 656 Prep Eval Environ Impact State3 Credit hours   

A practical course designed to provide students with the ability to prepare and evaluate impact statements. The course is based on the concepts of the environment as a single interrelated system.

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ES 660 Environmental Law I3 Credit hours   

Introduction to major federal environmental legislation and related state programs, including policy issues, judicial review, and practical effects. Includes CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, NEPA, ESA and SDWA.

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ES 661 Environmental Regulations3 Credit hours   

Practical applications and concentrated study of regulations under all major federal environmental programs, including permitting, reporting, and other compliance issues. Includes discussion of procedures used in development of regulations.

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ES 663 Environmental Law II3 Credit hours   

Course covers three general topic areas: environmental assessment and biodiversity assessment (NEPA and ESA), risk management and the regulation of toxic substances (TSCA, FIFRA, and SDWA), and international environmental law.

Pre-req: ES 660.

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ES 665 Water Resources Management3 Credit hours   

Course surveys the processes that govern the earth's hydrologic cycle and the human activities which effect that cycle. It seeks to provide an integrated science/managment/policy approach to water resource issues.

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ES 670 Sustainable Energy3 Credit hours   

The course focuses on the technological and cost fundamentals of what is generally considered sustainable energy technologies, including solar, wind, biomass and other energy sources.

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ES 674 Epidemiological Hlth Res Tech3 Credit hours   

An introduction to techniques of epidemiological health research. The primary focus will be health problems in the industrial setting.

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ES 675 Brownfields Management3 Credit hours   

Environmental management and development of abandoned, idoled or underused industrial or commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.

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ES 680 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   

Students completing ES 680 must defend their thesis in an oral examination.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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