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Environmental Assessment (EA)

EA - Environmental Assessment Courses

EA 501 Environmental Stressors 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Introduces students to how organisms are affected by and respond to changes or stressors - both natural and human-induced - in the environment. With a focus on the concepts most significant to the field of environmental assessment, the course emphasizes the fundamental processes and effects of pollutants and naturally-occurring substances in the environment, including emerging issues and historically significant cases.

EA 502 Environmental Risk Assessment 3.
Prerequisite: Two semester sequence of college biology & college chemistry..

This course provides students with an appreciation and understanding of the principles of environmental risk assessment including: Hazard Identification, Toxicity Assessment, Exposure Assessment, and Risk Characterization. Emphasis is placed on contemporary problems in human health and the environment, and it will be based on the most current methodologies described in the "Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund." Enrollment in the course requires graduate standing or consent of the instructor. Two semester sequence of college biology & college chemistry.

EA 503 Environmental Exposure Assessment 3.
Prerequisite: Two semester sequence of college biology & college chemistry..

Provides students with an appreciation and understanding of the principles of environmental exposure assessment including the sources, transport and fate of chemicals in the environment. Emphasis is on contemporary problems in human health and the environment, covering topics such as: transformation and degradation processes, classes of contaminants a well as predicting environmental fate and exposure. Enrollment in the course requires graduate standing or consent of the instructor. Two semester sequence of college biology & college chemistry.

EA 504 Environmental Monitoring and Analysis 3.
Prerequisite: One Year College Biology and One Year College Chemistry.

Monitoring and analysis of chemical and biological impacts to the environment. Theory of chemical, physical, biological, and ecological monitoring. Planning and conducting environmental sampling and monitoring programs. Management, analysis, and quality assurance and control. Enrollment in the course requires graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

EA 505 Environmental Assessment Law & Policy 3.
Graduate standing and EA 501 and EA 502 or EA 503.

This course provides students with an appreciation and understanding of the principles of environmental law and policy. Emphasis is on the US legal system and litigation process relevant to environmental law, covering topics such as: the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act. Throughout the course, a case study is integrated into the conceptual lecture material with the intent of providing practical examples to conceptual material.

EA 590 Special Topics in Environmental Assessment 1-6.

EA 665 Professional Project 1-6.
Prerequisite: EA 502, EA 503, and EA 504.

Environmental assessment project conducted under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty.