Stephen F. Austin State University

Courses

Courses in Enviromental Science (EVN)

Unless otherwise indicated, courses are 3 semester hours credit, 3 hours lecture per week.

Courses are offered in the semesters indicated. Except for courses numbered 460 and 463, all undergraduate courses must have a minimum of 10 students to be taught.

110.

Introduction to Environmental Science (ENV 1401) - Four semester hours, three hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Introduction to the multidisciplinary study of the environment using the scientific method. Course fee required. Fall and spring.

209.

Forest Ecology - Three semester hours, two hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Climatic, edaphic and biotic factors and their relationship to woody plant growth and development. Required field trips. Prerequisite: BIO 131. Course fee required. Fall and spring.

210.

Environmental Measurements - Three semester hours, two hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Introduction to sampling and measuring biological, chemical, and physical parameters of atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial systems. Prerequisite ENV 110. Course fee required. Fall only.

348.

Natural Resource Policy - Three semester hours, three hours lecture per week. Forest history and natural resource policy in the United States including effects of the environmental movement. Spring only.

349.

Environmental Soil Science - Three semester hours, two hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Physical, chemical and biological properties of soils. Role of soils in environmental quality, biogeochemical cycles and management concerns. Prerequisite: CHE 134. Course fee required. Fall only.

402.

Wetland Delineation and Function - Three semester hours, two hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Introduction to the history, regulations and current technical criteria for the identification and delineation of wetland boundaries and the functional assessment of wetlands. Prerequisite: ENV 349. Course fee required. Fall only.

403.

Remediation and Reclamation of Disturbed Land - Three semester hours, two hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Remediation and reclamation of contaminated or disturbed lands. Required field trips including two all day trips. Prerequisite: ENV 349, FOR 349, or AGN 331 or permission of instructor. Course fee required. Spring only.

405.

Environmental Communication and Interpretation - Three semester hours, three hours lecture per week. Overview of the field of natural resource communication and interpretation. Of particular interest to those whose careers require public interaction. Fall only.

412.

Environmental Hydrology - Three semester hours, two hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Study of the physical environment of agricultural and forested land, fundamental physics, biological significance, instruments and monitoring techniques. Required field trips. Prerequisite: ENV 349. Course fee required. Fall only.

415.

Environmental Assessment and Management - Four semester hours, three hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Environmental planning in the U.S. with reference to the principles and procedures for preparing environmental assessments and impact statements. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor. Course fee required. Spring only.

420.

Landscape Ecology and Planning - Three semester hours, two hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Structure, function and change within ecosystems measured on a landscape scale. Evaluation of current management techniques for their effects on landscapes. Required field trips. Prerequisites: GIS 224 or AGM 325, BIO 313 or FOR/ENV 209. Course fee required. Spring only.

450.

Air Quality Assessment - Three semester hours, three hours of lecture per week. Fundamentals of air sampling, chemical analysis of samples, data analysis for particles and gases, and air permitting. Instrumentation and techniques relevant to ambient air quality monitoring, source emission testing, and occupied indoor environment. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and permission of instructor. Spring only.

460.

Internship in Environmental Science - Three semester hours. Studies of environmental science in an operational setting under the supervision of a cooperating organization. Must be arranged in advance and approved by the director’s office. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of nine credit hours.

463.

Special Problems in Environmental Science - One, two or three semester hours. Individual study in an area of the student’s choice. Must be arranged in advance and approved by the director’s office. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of nine credit hours.

464.

Contemporary Problems in Environmental Science - Three semester hours. Classes conducted on current topics in environmental science. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of nine credit hours.

470.

Senior Seminar - Prerequisite: 15 credit hours in environmental science or permission of instructor. A participatory seminar where students condense, review and present research findings on focused topics. Subject matter varies by semester. Spring only.