Science and Engineering Elective Courses
BIO 2503 Environmental Quality. Three hours lecture. (Prerequisite: One course in biology). Relevance of ecological principles to environmental problems and relationships of humans with their environment with emphasis on preservation of environmental quality.
CE 4513/6513 Engineering Hydrology. (Prerequisite: grade of C or better in CE 3503; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Hydrologic processes; rainfall-runoff analysis; groundwater flow; frequency analysis; hydrologic design.
CE 4523/6523 Open Channel Hydraulics. (Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3503; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Continuity, energy and momentum principles in open channel flow, flow resistance, uniform and non-uniform flow, channel controls and transitions, unsteady flow routing.
CE 4843/6843 Environmental Engineering Chemistry. (Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3823 or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to advanced theoretical concepts in sanitary engineering analysis with special emphasis on inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.
CHE 4683/6683 Fund of Biofuels Production. Three hours lecture. Engineering and economic analysis of the chemical processes applied to produce biofuels.
CHE 4990/6990 Special Topics in CHE - Fund of Biorefineries. Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years).
IE 4543/6543 Logistics Engineering. (Prerequisite: IE 4613 and senior or graduate standing, Co-requisites: IE 4733 or MA 4733). Three hours lecture. Analysis of complex logistics networks. Integration of supply, production, inventory, transportation, and distribution. Strategies for reducing logistics costs and lead times. Customer-supplier partnerships.
FNH 4773/6773 Intro. to Environmental Health. (Prerequisite: FNH 3163, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Examines the relationship of people to their environment, how the environment can influence physical well-being, and importance of environmental protection to overall community health.
NREC 3113 Forest Recreation Management. Studies of the management of forest resources for outdoor recreation. (Same as FO 3113).
NREC 4463/6463 Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management. (Prerequisite: PSS 3303, FO 3012, FO 4123/6123, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Synthesis of current information on the fundamental properties and processes of forest soils, hydrology, and water quality with emphasis on watershed and ecosystem management factors. (Same as FO 4463).
FO 8163 Nonmarket Forest Values. (Prerequisite: FO 4113 or equivalent or consent of instructor). The course will deal with the valuation or nonmarket, non-timber outputs or amenities derived from the forest.
FO 8333 Silviculture for Multiple Ecosystem Services. Three hours lecture. Overview of ecosystem services history and theory and how ecosystem services frameworks can be applied to guide silviculture and forest management.
FO 8433 Ecological Silviculture. Three hours lecture. Overview of ecosystem services history and theory and how ecosystem services frameworks can be applied to guide silviculture and forest management.
FO 8443 International Forest Resources and Trade. (Prerequisite: consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A study of the world's wood consumption, marketing arrangements, dynamics of deforestation, agroforestry and community forestry, country specific forestry issues, and forestry in economic development.
GR 4643/6643 Physical Climatology. (Prerequisite: GR 1603 Introduction to Meteorology). Three hours lecture. An investigation of the physical aspects of Earth’s climate, including interactions between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and land surface, and how they are affected by climate variability and change.
GR 4813/6813 Natural Hazards. (Prerequisites: GR 1114 or equivalent.) Three hours lecture. A survey of natural phenomena in geology, oceanography and astronomy as applied to meteorology. Detailed study of earthquakes, volcanoes, ocean movements, and solar activity.
GG 3613 Water Resources. (Prerequisite: GG 1113 or equivalent or consent of instructor.) Three hours lecture. Introduction to the location, use, recovery and environmental problems of surface and subsurface waters.
GG 8233 Environmental Geosciences. (Prerequisite: GG 6103 or consent of instructor). Three hours video and online. Study of current environmental problems associated with the earth science realms; atmosphere, bioshpere, hydroshpere, and lithosphere. Primarily for K-12 science teachers.
PSS 3303 Soils. (Prerequisite: One semester (preferably two) of inorganic chemistry, CH 1043.) Three hours lecture. General treatment of all phases of the subject including lime and fertilizers.
PSS/ABE 2543 Precision Agriculture I. (Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and MA 1313). Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. This introductory course highlights site-specific crop management techniques. Topics include: Best Management Practices, economic and physical farm production models, and measurement of variability (same as ABE 2543).
PSS/ABE 4543/6543 Precision Agriculture II. (Prerequisite: PSS/ABE 2543 and Junior Standing). Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Site-specific management techniques are examined. Continuous decision-making processes of farm production are integrated using a whole-system, geospatial approach (same as ABE 4543/6543).
SBP 1103 Intro to Sustainable Bioproducts. Three hours lecture. A survey of biomass structure, anatomy, properties and chemistry, and the processes used to manufacture sustainable biomass-based products.
SBP 3123 Biomass to Bioproducts. (Prerequisite: CH 1213 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Introduces students to chemical/physical properties of forestry & agro crops; provides overview of a large span of bioproducts derived from plant materials, their economic and environmental benefits; describes major components of biomass chemistry, comparing woody/non-woody plants.
SBP 4213/6213 Deterioration and Preservation of Biomaterials. (Prerequisite: SBP 1103 or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Develop an understanding on biological and non-biological abiotic agents that cause wood deterioration; biological control methods; design considerations; wood preservatives and preservation systems; treatability of wood; treatment mechanics; preservative effectiveness; commodity standards.
SBP 4313/6313 Bioproducts and the Environment. (Prerequisites: SBP 2012, 2123, and 3123 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An introduction to environmental topics and laws, environmental impact, and control technologies associated with emissions from diverse sustainable bioproducts industries, including global and national issues.
SBP 8013 Advanced Wood Science and Technology. Three hours lecture. Introduction to properties of wood (anatomy, chemical, physical, mechanical) and manufacturing process of sustainable biomass-based products will lead to an understanding of the basic concepts and current topics related to sustainability, natural products, and technology development in forest products and wood science.
SBP 8133 Environmental Issues in SBP. (Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Environmental impact, regulations, management of wood treatment by-products and chemical wastes; biodegradation microorganisms; bioremediation; biomass residues; soil, sediment, water, air contaminations; current clean-up technologies
WFA 4623/6623 Conservation Biology. Three hours lecture. Theory and applications of conservation biology, measures of biodiversity, ecological geography, measures and treatments of decline.