Environment & Conservation Science (ECS)

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ECS 740. Environmental Management. 3 Credits.

Regional and global environmental issues, policies, and regulations. Integrated approach to control and prevention of environmental degradation. Methods for environmental data collection, analysis, and management. Environmental modeling. Environmental risk assessment, feasibility study, and decision making.

ECS 750. Environmental Decision Analysis. 3 Credits.

This course will teach students quantitative methods for analyzing problems involving uncertainty and multiple, conflicting objectives. Topics include subjective probability, utility, value of information, and multiple attribute methods. Students will apply these tools to current environmental problems. Prereq: Statistics course.

ECS 760. Environmental Impact Assessment. 3 Credits.

Analysis of environmental protection legislation, biological, physical and socioeconomic impacts. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related regulations. Prereq: ECS 750.

ECS 770. Environmental Law and Policy. 3 Credits.

Introduction of major federal and state statues and regulatory programs that governs environmental quality, pollution control and wildlife management, including legislative enactment, regulatory development, enforcement, federal/state relationship and judicial interpretation.