Topics In Environmental Science

This is a combined theory and lab course which provides instruction on environmental site assessments and site remediation; environmental audits (e.g., waste, compliance);spill prevention, contingency planning and emergency response; and the use of air dispersion models to predict the impact of changing policy on air quality. The lab component of the course includes both outdoor field and indoor lab activities. The emphasis in the outdoor field lab will be in conducting fieldwork (e.g., stream sampling, groundwater sampling) independently following standard protocols. The indoor lab activities provide an opportunity to analyze water samples collected in the field, conduct mock emergency scenarios, and apply methods for calculating air emission rates for air dispersion modeling.