Environmental Sciences (ENVS)


ENVS 1000 [Not Offered] Environment and Technology: Perspective on Environmental Problems (3 credits)
Also offered as EMS 1011. Environmental quality problems involving water, air, and land, and society's response to such problems; analysis of the interrelationships and nature of ecological stresses.
ENVS 1051 [Not Offered] Soils and the Environment (3 credits)
Complexity and diversity of the earth�s land surface; soils and land use management, reclamation of mismanaged soils, and use of recyclable waste materials as soil amendments.
ENVS 1126 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 credits)
Essential principles of environmental sciences; comprehensive and fundamental understanding of sound science, stewardship, and sustainability in environmental sciences; interactions and relations between humans and earth; an up-to-date look at today�s global, national, and regional environmental issues.
ENVS 1127 HONORS INTRO ENVIRON (3.0 credits)


ENVS 2144 [Not Offered] Environmental Issues in Economics and Water Resources (3 credits)
Economic principles and control mechanisms governing man's interaction with the biosphere; engineering principles and technologies that transform the environment into commodities and unwanted waste; use cycles of water from its source through processing, reprocessing, use, reclamation, and disposal.


ENVS 3102 [Not Offered] Mathematical Methods in Science (3 credits)
Prereq: MATH 1550, 1552, and EXST 2201 or equivalent. Introduction to numerical methods, data analysis, error propagation, box models, linear and nonlinear least squares, perturbation theory, numerical integration.
ENVS 3999 Undergraduate Research (1-4 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: permission of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 4 hrs. of credit. Individual study of a specific environmental problem or individual laboratory research.


ENVS 4007 [Not Offered] CANCER ENVIRODISEASE (3.0 credits)
ENVS 4010 [Not Offered] Applied Ecology (2 credits)
Prereq.: minimum of 10 sem. hrs. of biological and/or physical science. Also offered as EMS 4010. The biosphere, air, land, and aquatic environments; development of alternative techniques for correcting environmental pollution; environmental risk assessment analysis and management.
ENVS 4015 [Not Offered] PHYSICAL CLIMATOLOGY (3.0 credits)
ENVS 4035 [Not Offered] Aquatic Pollution (3 credits)
Prereq.: ENVS 1126 or OCS 1005 or OCS 1006; or OCS 2008 and 2009 or equivalent. Credit will not be given for this course and ENVS 4036. Interdisciplinary study of the interaction between man and the aquatic environment and human impacts on marine and freshwater biological systems; biological, ecological, social, legal, and managerial aspects of water pollution are examined through a series of case studies.
ENVS 4036 [Not Offered] HONORS: Aquatic Pollution (3 credits)
Prereq.: ENVS 1126 or OCS 1005 or OCS 1006; or OCS 2008 and 2009 or equivalent. Same as ENVS 4035 with special honors emphasis.
ENVS 4045 AIR POLLUTION (3.0 credits)
ENVS 4101 Environmental Chemistry (3 credits)
See CHEM 4150.
ENVS 4112 [Not Offered] Concepts in Coastal Eco-toxicology (3 credits)
Prereq.: ENVS 1126, ENVS 4101 or ENVS 4035 or permission of instructor. Coastal pollution and toxicology of industrial and non-point source materials related to ecological risk in near shore and inland coastal wetland areas.
ENVS 4141 [Not Offered] Radioecology (3 credits)
F See NS 4141.
ENVS 4145 REMOTE SENSING ES (3.0 credits)
ENVS 4149 Design of Environmental Management Systems (3 credits)
Environmental systems planning at local, national, and international levels; identification of system requirements and available resources; definition of constraints, establishment of evaluation criteria; evaluation of alternative concepts and plans for subsystems; implementation using qualitative tradeoffs, mathematical models, and computer simulations.
ENVS 4261 Energy and the Environment (3 credits)
Methods of stationary power generation; pollution related to fuel production, transportation, and use; energy use and pollution problems related to transportation; energy resources, regulatory aspects, and control technology related to stationary and moving sources of air pollution.
ENVS 4262 [Not Offered] Environmental Hazards Analysis (3 credits)
Systematic framework for examining the nature and consequences of natural and man-made hazards; strategies that may be taken to plan, respond, recover, prevent, or mitigate hazards.
ENVS 4264 [Not Offered] Regulation of Environmental Hazards (3 credits)
Federal, state, and local regulation for mitigating the occurrence and effects of hazardous events, including the National Flood Insurance Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, and government planning and zoning authority.
ENVS 4266 [Not Offered] Ocean Policy (3 credits)
National and state ocean policy; Law of the Sea; regulation of the high seas; marine pollution, marine resources, and marine scientific research; other related topics.
ENVS 4268 [Not Offered] ENV & NAT RES POLICY (3.0 credits)
ENVS 4477 Environmental Toxicology: Introduction and Applications (3 credits)
Prereq.: 6 hrs. of chemistry, 6 hrs. of life sciences, and permission of instructor. Introduction to the basic principles of environmental toxicology; applications of these principles in industrial and other job related environments; regulatory perspectives; spills; anthropogenic pollution problems; human risk management; overview of classes of toxic agents, routes of exposure, target tissues (human mammalian), and toxicological testing.
ENVS 4500 [Not Offered] Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants (3 credits)
Prereq.: minimum of 6 sem. hrs. of chemistry and 6 sem. hrs. of either biology or zoology. Effects of environmental pollutants on human health and quality of life.
ENVS 4600 [Not Offered] GLOBAL ENVIR CHANGE (3.0 credits)
ENVS 4900 [Not Offered] Watershed Hydrology (3 credits)
Prereq.: an introductory statistics course. 12 hrs. lecture; 12 hrs. lab. Also offered as RNR 4900. The principles of hydrology with emphasis on how natural systems are analyzed, modeled, and used in management decisions; laboratory exercises involve hands-on experience with hydrologic data analysis, use of geographic information systems (GIS), and spatial modeling.
ENVS 4950 Special Topics in Environmental Sciences (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: permission of the Department. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. More than one section may be taken for credit concurrently when topics differ. Special topics in environmental issues, problems, techniques, and/or methods.
ENVS 4999 [Not Offered] CAPSTONE CES (1.0 credits)


ENVS 6010 [Not Offered] Topics in Environmental Science for Teachers (2-4 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 8 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary. Topics in environmental science with an emphasis on inquiry-based scientific learning and on issues of importance to Louisiana; hands-on activities and field trips will be major components of the class.


ENVS 7010 [Not Offered] Mathematical Modeling in Energy and Environmental Management (3 credits)
S Prereq.: OCS 4410 or equivalent. Advanced studies in the development of models of energy and environmental systems.
ENVS 7040 [Not Offered] Environmental Planning and Management (3 credits)
Prereq.: ENVS 4149. Environmental systems planning and management at local, state, and federal government levels using problem identification; design of alternative solutions, evaluation of alternatives, political action decision processes, and implementation and monitoring.
ENVS 7041 Environmental Policy Analysis (3 credits)
Prereq.: EXST 7003 or 7004 or 7005; ENVS 7040. Management-oriented approach to major phases of environmental policy; formulation, implementation, evaluation; theoretical bases and analytical techniques.
ENVS 7042 [Not Offered] Environmental Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
Practical approaches and techniques commonly used to mediate environmental conflicts and facilitate participatory group decision making among stakeholders.
ENVS 7043 [Not Offered] Environmental Law and Regulation (3 credits)
Introduction to basic principles of federal and state laws, regulations, and court decisions involving pollution of the environment, including the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Oil Pollution Act; current topical legal developments.
ENVS 7044 [Not Offered] Regulation of Toxic Substances (3 credits)
Federal laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and policies regarding the development, production, use and disposal of toxic substances, including the Toxic Substances Control Act, Federal Insecticide, Rodenticide, and Fungicide Act, and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; toxic tort lawsuits will be reviewed.
ENVS 7045 [Not Offered] Land Use Law and Regulation (3 credits)
Federal, state, and local laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and polices regarding land use, land use planning, and environmental regulation of land use, including: zoning; subdivision regulation; planned unit development (PUD); comprehensive land use plans; limits on growth and urban sprawl; and regulatory "takings."
ENVS 7046 [Not Offered] International Environmental Law (3 credits)
International and multilateral agreements and practices for controlling pollution and depletion of natural resources; relationship between international trade agreements and environmental quality; other international environmental issues.
ENVS 7047 [Not Offered] Environmental Economics and Policy (3 credits)
S Prereq.: ECON 4720 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Economic concepts applied to the development of appropriate policies to achieve environmental protection goals; emphasis given to linkages between economics and the environment, the role of market failure, and economic instruments that can be used to address environmental concerns.
ENVS 7048 NAT RES LAW & POLICY (3.0 credits)
ENVS 7050 [Not Offered] Spatial Modeling of Environmental Data (3 credits)
Prereq.: EXST 7003 or 7004 or 7005. Development of an approach to analyze spatial and temporal processes for environmental data modeling.
ENVS 7061 [Not Offered] Water Quality Management and Policy (3 credits)
Also offered as RNR 7061. Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of surface water in natural systems; sources and effects of water pollutants; water quality standards and criteria; total maximum daily loads; federal water quality regulations; watershed approach and application of mathematical models to water quality management.
ENVS 7100 [Not Offered] Environmental Toxicology (3 credits)
Prereq.: CBS 4001. Technical, ecological, and economic considerations relating to air, water, and soil contamination; classification and detection of environmental toxicants; their biological effects on current and future trends in agribusiness and the chemical, transport, and power industries.
ENVS 7110 [Not Offered] Toxicology of Aquatic Environments (3 credits)
Prereq.: ENVS 7100. Cross listed with OCS 7110. Aquatic pollution and toxicology of industrial materials related to environmental risk assessment in coastal areas; physical, chemical, and biological factors affecting the fate of toxicants in marine and freshwater coastal areas.
ENVS 7112 Concepts in Marine Ecotoxicology (3 credits)
Prereq.: ENVS 7100 and 7110 or permission of instructor. Also offered as OCS 7112. Marine pollution and toxicology of industrial and non-point sources materials related to ecological risk assessment in costal and marine areas; biological processes and wastes in the ocean; physicochemical processes and wastes in the ocean; laboratory and field techniques in epibiotic, endobiotic and fecal-sestonic habitats; benthic habitats and metals/chemical specification/geoavailability; fish as a biological model; microcosm theory and design for littoral and neritic habitats; approaches to ecological risk assessment in marine habitats.
ENVS 7151 [Not Offered] Watershed Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis (3 credits)
See RNR 7151.
ENVS 7200 [Not Offered] Comparative Metabolism of Environmental Pollutants (3 credits)
Prereq.: BIOL 4094 or consent of instructor. Biochemical systems from various invertebrate, vertebrate, and plant species involved in metabolic activation and detoxification of xenobiotic substances; use of these systems as biomonitors of pollution impact.
ENVS 7220 [Not Offered] Biochemistry and Toxicology of Metals (3 credits)
Prereq.: BIOL 4093, 4094; CHEM 2262. Also offered as BIOL 7220. Integration of metals and metal complexes with biochemical processes; adaptations of the coordination sphere of metal complexes to life function; metalloenzymes and metalloproteins; properties and modifications of metals that impart specialized biochemical function, as well as toxicity, mutagenicity, carcinogenicity.
ENVS 7335 [Not Offered] Water Quality Modeling for Management (3 credits)
Prereq.: ENVS 7061 or permission of instructor. Problems and approaches in water quality modeling, with particular attention to model uncertainty, model choice, and applications for management; basic modeling concepts, mechanistic models, empirical models, modern statistical methods and uncertainty analysis applied to problems of eutrophication, toxic substances, and trend assessment.
ENVS 7385 [Not Offered] Decision Theory and Environmental Risk Analysis (3 credits)
Fundamental principles and techniques involved in decision making and environmental risk analysis; methods for identifying decisions that optimize outcomes; rationality (utility) and interactive (game theory) decision theory, and application of decision theory to natural resources and environmental policy-making.
ENVS 7622 [Not Offered] Fundamentals of Carcinogenesis (3 credits)
S-E Prereq.: CBS 7603 or consent of instructor. Same as CBS 7622 and BIOL 7622.
ENVS 7623 [Not Offered] Toxicology I (3 credits)
Prereq.: ENVS 4477 or consent of instructor. Fundamental principles of toxicology, dose response relationship, design and conduct of acute and chronic toxicity tests, basic analytical toxicology, biochemical markers, basic principles of hazard evaluation and risk assessment, industrial toxicology, principles of toxicology applied to the environment and ecosystems.
ENVS 7624 [Not Offered] Toxicology II (3 credits)
Prereq.: ENVS 7623 or consent of instructor. Toxicokinetics; xenobiotic transport, distribution, metabolism, excretion; principles of receptor interaction.
ENVS 7625 [Not Offered] Toxicology III (3 credits)
Prereq.: ENVS 7623 or consent of instructor. Toxicology of major organ systems, to include dermal, pulmonary, hepatic, cardiovascular, renal, neural with both CNS and PNS, immune, gastrointestinal, and reproductive; target organ toxicology with mechanistic study of the pathophysiology of classic and prototype toxicants.
ENVS 7626 [Not Offered] Toxicology IV: Genetic Toxicology (3 credits)
Prereq: ENVS 7623 or approval of instructor. Also offered as BIOL 7626. Evaluation of induced heritable and/or phenotypic changes in the organism and individual cells (germline and somatic); emphasis on human and mammalian species; reproductive toxicology and teratogenesis; testing and screening agents for genotoxic activities; molecular genetic approaches to human and environmental biomonitoring.
ENVS 7699 [Not Offered] Toxicology Seminar (1 credits)
See CBS 7699.
ENVS 7700 [Not Offered] Integrated Environmental Issues (3 credits)
Multidisciplinary analysis of a current environmental issue. Discussion of topics from the perspectives of natural science, economics, social science, and political science. Integration and synthesis of information to develop a science-based approach to environmental decision-making.
ENVS 7900 [Not Offered] Special Problems in Environmental Sciences (1-4 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 4 hrs. credit. Individual study of a specific environmental problem.
ENVS 7950 Special Topics in Environmental Sciences (1-6 credits)
F,S,Su Research and methodological review of current topics.
ENVS 7995 Environmental Seminar (1 credits)
F,S Reports and discussions of student/faculty activities in environmental sciences.
ENVS 7998 [Not Offered] Environmental Colloquium (2 credits)
Non-thesis students only. May only be taken during semester of graduation. Written and oral presentation of a literature review on a selected environmental issue, as approved by the departmental non-thesis committee.


ENVS 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
"S"/"U" grading.


ENVS 9000 DISSERTATION RESEAR (1-12 credits)