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SCI ST400. Special Topics in Science Environmental Investigation and Remediation. 3 Credit Hours.

Yearly CycleWe continue to pollute air and water, degrade soil and threaten wildlife. This course describes the thought process and necessary analytical steps to remediate outdoor environmental problems, such as contaminated air and water, wetland degradation, endangered species, and indoor environmental challenges resulting from asbestos, lead paint, and toxic molds. Field trips to superfund sites, wildlife sanctuaries, government laboratories, and environmental advocacy organizations, along with guest speakers from government, corporate, NGOs, and the environmental consulting industry will prepare students for completing a semester-long “environmental consulting” project that will demonstrate the progression of investigation and remediation activities through field sampling, laboratory analysis using advanced scientific instrumentation, data interpretation, and mitigation recommendations.
Prerequisites: 200-level science course
Session Cycle: Spring.