Catalog 2021-2022

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ENS 307 Environmental Microbiology

This course will provide an advanced understanding of environmental microbiology. The course focuses on understanding the role environmental microbiology has on our daily lives, microbial community structure and communication, growth, reproduction, metabolism, gene expression, and diversity of microorganisms, mechanical and chemical environmental mechanisms to control microbial growth, industrial applications of microbiology.
Credit Hours: 4
(NS) (Category I)

Prerequisites

Biology lower-core curriculum.

Corequisites

ENS 307L

ENS 307L Environmental Microbiology Laboratory

This course will provide an advanced understanding of environmental microbiology. The course focuses on understanding the role environmental microbiology has on our daily lives, microbial community structure and communication, growth, reproduction, metabolism, gene expression, and diversity of microorganisms, mechanical and chemical environmental mechanisms to control microbial growth, industrial applications of microbiology
Credit Hours: 0
(NS) (Category I).

Prerequisites

Biology lower-core curriculum.

Corequisites

ENS 307

ENS 349 Water, Wetlands and Wildlife

This lecture course covers the struggle between rapid human population growth, the availability of clean water, and the health of aquatic and wetland systems and the wildlife within. Covers a broad range of topics from three major themes: 1) water resource use and water pollution impacts and policy; 2) wetlands biology, impacts, legislation, jurisdictional determination and policy; and 3) the biology, impacts, assessment and conservation of aquatic and semi-aquatic wildlife. International case studies will augment a focus on water issues in the U.S.

Credit Hours: 4
(IG) (NS) (Category III)

Prerequisites

Biology lower-core curriculum.