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ENV 5075 - Environmental Policy (3) Policy analysis, policymaking, and policy implementation. Analytical methods for evaluating alternative policies. Legal, social, political, and economic patterns and processes which shape the climate within which environmental policy is made.
ENV 6441 – Water Resources Planning and Management (3) Principles and practice of water resources planning and management. Protocols employed at local, state, federal, regional and international levels. Plan formulation, evaluation, and implementation. Stakeholder involvement in planning processes. Analytical tools. Case studies.
ENV 6932 - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3) Prereq: Introductory economics course or consent of instructor. A study of the role of government in natural resource and environmental management. Discusses the rationale for government role. Includes historical perspective on the evolution of natural resource and environmental policies and programs. Surveys current public policies and programs at the state and federal government levels, and identifies institutions which address international and global and environmental issues. Considers the role of economist as policy analyst, providing information on likely consequences of policy options.
ENV 6932 - Environmental Institutions and Regulations (3) The purpose of this course is to show how history and policy have shaped institutions and regulations as they pertain to natural resources and the environment. This course addresses the premise that environmental land managers need to understand the legal context of their work. Awareness of law as it relates to these functions permits greater efficiency and lower costs in environmental, natural resource, and land management. This course provides an introductory overview of U.S. public policy, institutions and regulations pertaining to the environment and natural resources.
EES 6318 - Industrial Ecology (3) The linkage of industrial activity with environmental and social sciences. Corporate environmental management and environmental ethics. Resources, laws and economics. Environmental accounting. Industrial products and processes, and life cycle assessments. Case studies of corporate environmental policies.
EES 5307 - Ecological Engineering (3) Principles and practices in design and management of environment with society; systems concepts for organization of organization of humanity, technology, and nature.
EES 6051 - Advanced Environmental Planning and Design (3) Sustainable communities and regions. Quantitative methods for evaluation of environmental impacts and carrying capacity. Theories of spatial and temporal organization of systems of humanity and nature.
ENV 6932R - Restoration Planning (3) This course provides a synthesis and overview of the principles and practices of adaptive restoration planning. The objective of the course is to provide students with a broad understanding of planning considerations of restoration ecology organized using a systems perspective. Adaptive resource planning can be described as planning for and designing ecosystems and landscapes using principles of “design with nature” and “ecological engineering” while developing adaptive management strategies to enhance perpetual ecosystem self-design. Quantitative methods for the evaluation of restoration alternatives and theories of spatial and temporal organization of ecosystems will be explored.
ELECTIVE Course Descriptions
ENV 6441 – Water Resources Planning and Management (3). Principles and practice of water resources planning and management. Protocols employed at local, state, federal, regional and international levels. Plan formulation, evaluation, and implementation. Stakeholder involvement in planning processes. Analytical tools. Case studies.
EES 5245—Water Quality Analysis (3) Prereq: CHM 2046, EES 4201, or 6208, or consent of instructor. Principles of analytical chemistry applied to the determination of chemical composition of natural waters and wastewaters. Emphasis on methods used in routine determinations of water and wastewater quality and interpretation of data.
EES 5305—Ecological and General Systems (3). Systems ecology, including examples, languages, theoretical formulations and models for design, synthesis and prediction of systems of man and nature.
EES 6932— Wetland Treatment Systems (3). Applied and theoretical aspects of wetland use for water quality improvement; natural and constructed treatment wetlands, ecological and engineering design of wetland systems for sustainability and ancillary benefits.
EES 5306—Energy Analysis (3). Energetics of systems of environments and economics; energy analysis of environmental systems, agroecosystems, regional and national economies; energy evaluation of public policy.
EES 6932— Spring Systems (3). Occurrence and importance of Florida artisan springs, their flora and fauna; structure, function, organization, and ecological significance; water quality issues, human uses, development threats.
ENV 6932A - The Global Environment Policies and Institutions (3) A study of global environmental policies, laws, and institutions. Issues of coordinating environmental policies among international governing bodies, nations, and state and local governments. Links between global environmental policy and sustainable development.
ENV 6932—Adv. Environmental Resources Management (3 cr)
EES 6318—Principles of Industrial Ecology (3). The linkage of industrial activity with environmental and social sciences. Corporate environmental management and environmental ethics. Resources, laws and economics. Environmental accounting. Industrial products and processes, and life cycle assessments. Case studies of corporate environmental policies.
EES 5415—Environmental Health (3). Effects of environment pollution on health. Methods of evaluating, treating, and preventing pollutants of health significance.
ENV 6511—Biological Wastewater Treatment (3). Theory and current research associated with biological treatment processes.
EES 6007 Adv. Energy and Environment (3) Energy basis for systems of humanity and nature, including principles of systems ecology, ecological economics, and public policy.
SOS 5245: Water Resource Sustainability (3) Quantitative description of human impacts on hydrologic ecosystems (aquifers, watersheds, coastal zones, lakes, and wetlands). Case studies show the detrimental effects of unsustainable resource use and beneficial management strategies.
ENV 6932Q - Green Engineering Design & Sustainability (3). The design of products and processes from a “green” engineering perspective, where one of the primary objectives is minimization of environmental impacts. Three scales of pollution prevention will be covered: macroscale (life-cycle assessments), mesoscale (unit operations design), and microscale (molecular level).
EES 6308C: Wetland Ecology (3) Prereq: BSC 2005 or EES 4103. Defining and classifying major wetland ecosystems, formation of wetlands, wetland functions and values; wetlands ecological engineering and management; and integrating wetlands into developing landscape. Emphasizes everal field trips to natural and altered wetlands.
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