EES

Earth & Environmental Sciences

  • EES 1030 The Paleobiology of Dinosaurs

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Multidisciplinary investigation into the morphology, classification and identification of the dinosaurs. Environmental, climatic, and geographic conditions on earth during the time of the dinosaurs.

  • EES 1030L The Paleobiology of Dinosaurs Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 1030.

  • EES 1050 Dynamic Earth

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Processes that have shaped the earth from its origin until the present. Origin and evolution of life.

  • EES 1050L Dynamic Earth Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 1050.

  • EES 1070 Sustainable Earth

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Earth and environmental processes focusing on issues related to the mutual interaction of human society and the planet. Both human and environmental sustainability will be emphasized by exploring current topics.

  • EES 1070L Sustainable Earth Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 1070.

  • EES 1990 Directed Studies

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Course topics designed for undergraduate students at the freshman or sophomore level. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • EES 2010 Hydrology and Water Resources

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Hydrology and the distribution and availability of water resources; natural and anthropogenic processes that influence water quantity and quality; water quality and contamination issues; water resources and water-rights conflicts.

  • EES 2150 Global Change

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to Earth systems, using modules that are based on environmental events such as volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and climate change. An online laboratory component allows students to see how scientists use real time data sets to understand Earth systems.

  • EES 2510 Earth Systems

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Comprehensive treatment of earth materials and the external and internal geologic processes that shape the earth. Water systems are also discussed.

  • EES 2510L Earth Systems Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 2510.

  • EES 2550 Earth History

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Comprehensive treatment of the earth's past as interpreted through the study of rocks and fossils. Basic concepts include geologic time and age dating, and the physical, chemical, and organic evolution during geologic time periods.

  • EES 2550L Earth History Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 2550.

  • EES 2600 Environmental Science and Society: A Cross Cultural Perspective

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Presents environmental problems and the ethical, social, political, and technological bases for their solution, using examples from diverse countries and cultures.

  • EES 3100 Earth Science Research

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Research experience for prospective high-school science teachers, who will use laboratory and library research to give quantitative explanations of natural phenomena.

  • EES 3120 Earth Materials

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    The minerals and rocks that make up the solid earth, their significance and uses. Based upon the "rock cycle" the materials studied include the rock-forming minerals as well as their weathered products.

  • EES 3140 Sedimentary Petrology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Optical properties of common minerals. Survey of sedimentary rocks in hand sample, thin section and field occurrence.

  • EES 3160 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Clastic and carbonate sedimentary rocks, their mineralogy, texture, provenance, and classification. Principles, rules, and geologic and geophysical correlation techniques. Fluid flow sediment transport and depositon, sedimentary structures, and depositional environments.

  • EES 3160L Stratigraphy and Sedimentology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 3160.

  • EES 3170 Field and Laboratory Studies of Coastal Processes

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to the seashore and ocean system intended for educators. Topics include the origin of ocean basins, sediment, the chemistry and physics of water, tides, the biology of selected sub-environments and oceans, and the Earth system.

  • EES 3180 Water and the Environment

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Hydrology and the distribution and availability of water resources. Natural and anthropogenic processes that influence water quantity and quality. Water quality and contamination Issues of water resources. Water resources and water-right conflicts. Hands-on analysis of water quality.

  • EES 3180L Water and the Environment Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 3180.

  • EES 3230 Introduction to the Ocean

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamental principles and processes of oceanography for students with background in geology. Emphasizes topics of interest to Earth Science teachers.

  • EES 3250 Climate Change

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Temperature and precipitation patterns over tens to millions of years. Factors studied include air pollution, orbital and solar variation, and plate tectonics. Nature of evidence for previous climatic conditions and the bases for predictions of future climate change.

  • EES 3450 Concepts in Earth Science I for Early and Middle Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3.5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introductory survey of geoscience. Rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, geologic time, oceanography and meteorology, planetary science. Lecture is interspersed with hands-on activities intended to reinforce concepts and to provide the students with ideas for teaching their own classes.

  • EES 3460 Concepts in Earth Science II for Middle Childhood Education

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Processes that impact the Earth system such as volcanic eruptions, global climate change and ice ages, and the resulting interactions between air, land, water and life in the Earth system.

  • EES 3600 Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Relationship of physical and biotic environments to design and operation of systems and procedures employed in maintenance and promotion of a quality environment. Emphasizes water quality control and methods and management of waste disposal.

  • EES 3620 General Environmental Health

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Relationship of physical/chemical/biotic environments to design and operation of systems and procedures employed to maintain and promote healthful human environments. Emphasizes food sanitation, solid waste, institutional/ housing/recreational sanitation, and vector control.

  • EES 3660 Environmental Health Sciences Internship

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    6
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Internship in an environmental or public health agency or industrial organization, supervised by faculty and a professional environmentalist. Reports and specific assignments determined in cooperation with internship director.

  • EES 3680 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Managing hazardous materials and emergency response in the workplace, at spills, or at hazardous waste sites. Satisfies OSHA training requirement 29 CFR 1910.120.

  • EES 3700 HAZWOPER Refresher

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Refresher training covering management of hazardous materials and emergency response in the workplace, at spills, or at hazardous waste sites. Satisfies the requirements for 8 hours of refresher training specified under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.

  • EES 3990 Special Problems in Earth and Environmental Sciences

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research and problems designed for undergraduate students at the junior level. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • EES 4010 Topics in Earth and Environmental Science

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced topics of current interest in the earth and environmental sciences. Topics vary but are expected to be appropriate for undergraduate students at the junior or senior level. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • EES 4130 Map Design with GIS

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Theory and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how to utilize the GIS functions to process field data for the production of a professional map. Geologic mapping will be the primary study case.

  • EES 4190 Paleobiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Origin of higher taxa, speciation, genealogical relatedness of all life, transformation of species, and macroevolutionary trends, as well as the response over geological time of Earth's biota to environmental, ecological, and geographical changes.

  • EES 4190L Paleobiology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 4190.

  • EES 4200 Micropaleontology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Origin, evolution, and diversity of microfossil organisms. Use of microfossils as biostratigraphic indicators, and their role in interpreting the geologic history of the Earth. Paleoecological and paleoenvironmental reconstruction using specific microfossil organisms.

  • EES 4200L Micropaleontology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 4200.

  • EES 4210 Structural Geology and Tectonics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Study of the three-dimensional distribution of rock units.

  • EES 4220 Introduction to Geophysics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Methods and concepts of practical exploration geophysics. Seismic refraction, seismic reflection, gravity methods, electrical methods, and magnetic methods. Requires Saturday field work in the vicinity of the campus.

  • EES 4240 Oceanography

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the interrelated geology, physics, chemistry, and biology of the ocean.

  • EES 4250 Diagenesis of Sedimentary Rocks

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Diagenesis of ancient and modern sedimentary rocks. Theory and application of petrographic techniques with emphasis on porosity development and interpretation of diagenetic environments.

  • EES 4260 Earth and Environmental Sciences Seminar

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Research topics in earth and environmental sciences. Occasional lectures by faculty or invited researchers. Students may give presentations prepared for professional meetings to the seminar for feedback and evaluation. Students present their work in progress.

  • EES 4270 Process Geomorphology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of the processes that create and modify landforms. Classifications of landforms and what they reveal of past geologic processes and climates.

  • EES 4280 Earth and Environmental Sciences Colloquium

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Weekly seminar in which research scientists from within and from outside the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences present their research.

  • EES 4290 Remote Sensing of Earth

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Remote sensing from an earth science perspective. Students learn to interpret various types of images including stereo air photos, airborne multi-spectral digital images and satellite images. Hands-on digital image processing using industry standard software.

  • EES 4300 Environmental Applications of Geographic Information Systems

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Concepts, terminology, data models, and analytical functions of Geographic Information Systems. Availability and processing of digital data, application of GIS as a mapping tool, spatial analysis of environmental and geologic problems. Hands-on exercises and a guided mapping project.

  • EES 4310 Standard Methods of Biogeochemical Analysis

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Principles and practices of analytical procedures and instrumentations critical to biogeochemical research. QA/QC procedures. Use and maintenance of field and laboratory instruments including multi-parameter sonde, spectrophotometer, ion chromatograph, and gas chromatograph.

  • EES 4320 Environmental Microbiology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines interactions of microorganisms with abiotic resources to affect natural and human-created systems, drawing on tools from microbiology, aquatic chemistry, soil science, limnology and oceanography, analytical chemistry, ecology, geology, and biochemistry.

  • EES 4330 Global Biogeochemical Cycles

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines how elements cycle through and between the biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and atmosphere, and related environmental issues such as global change, aquatic nutrient pollution, and acid rain.

  • EES 4340 Mapping Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Basic skills of mapping and measurement with a Brunton compass as applied to field studies in the earth and environmental sciences. Key skills include pace and compass traverse mapping, triangulation, bearing and reverse bearings, measurement of lines and planes.

  • EES 4350 Field Mapping

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Geologic phenomena studied and mapped in the field. Mapping techniques are utilized in a series of exercises of increasing complexity. Standard methods are utilized for observing, describing, interpreting and mapping rock units and their structure.

  • EES 4360 Environmental Field Techniques

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Principles of monitoring environmental water quality, including lake, river, groundwater, and related issues. Field experiences, include monitoring system design, well design for various monitoring purposes, sampling protocol, sample preservation, and monitoring and sampling at field sites.

  • EES 4370 Seismic Reflection Digital Imaging and Processing

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Theory and practice of computer processing of seismic reflection data. Deals with seismic data formats, seismic data manipulation, filtering, velocity analysis, stacking and migration, all in both land and marine contexts. Hands-on experience with industry-standard software packages.

  • EES 4380 Seismic Interpretation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Principles of seismic reflection data interpretation, as well as pitfalls, are examined in the context of both structural styles and stratigraphic settings. The student will use industry-standard software packages.

  • EES 4400 Glacial Landforms

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Field trip to the Finger Lakes (New York to examine the landforms, processes, and deposits associated with Pleistocene continental glaciation, as well as subsequent post-glacial modifications.

  • EES 4410 Physical Geology and Natural History of Ohio

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Field trip course examining the landforms, processes, and deposits associated with Pleistocene continental glaciation, as well as subsequent post-glacial terrain modification. The course involves 1 day of lecture/lab and 4 one-day thematic field trips.

  • EES 4420 Paleozoic Vertebrates and Plants

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    The rise and evolution of Paleozoic vertebrate and plant groups emphasizing the evolution of jawed fishes, early tetrapods, and the "terrestrialization" of Earth. Phylogenetic and molecular analysis.

  • EES 4430 Analysis and Prediction of Complex Natural and Human Systems

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Quantitative analysis and probabilistic forecasting of the behavior of complex nonlinear natural and human systems. Methods of analysis include fractals to quantify spatial, size, and temporal scaling and chaos to study sensitivity to initial conditions and feedback.

  • EES 4440 Geophysical Well Log Analysis

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theory, application, and interpretation of geophysical logs emphasizing their use in correlation and determination of porosity, permeability, and fluid content of subsurfance formations.

  • EES 4450 Petroleum Geology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    History and legal aspects of the petroleum business including lease acquisition, assignment of working interests, overriding royalties, etc.

  • EES 4460 Sequence Stratigraphy

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the mechanisms that produce sea-level change, how sediments respond to changes in sea-level, and how the architecture of basins may be assessed using the sequence stratigraphic model.

  • EES 4470 Astronomy for K-12 Educators

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to astronomy and the space sciences from the viewpoint of the amateur astronomer. Emphasizes both aesthetic and scientific aspects, and the amateur's enthusiasm for the subject.

  • EES 4480 Plate Tectonics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    History and development of the theory of plate tectonics with an emphasis upon the particular needs of the educator.

  • EES 4500 Carbonate Sedimentology and Petrology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Origin, composition, and diagenesis of ancient and modern carbonate rocks. Macroscopic and microscopic identification of rock constituents. Survey of depositional models for modern carbonate environments, emphasizing Floridian and Bahamian carbonates facies.

  • EES 4510 Effective Scientific Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of effective scientific communication in written and conference presentation formats. Basics of good scientific prose, manuscript and figure preparation and submission, poster and platform presentations, job interviews, research proposals, and communication with non-scientists.

  • EES 4530 Diagenesis of Sedimentary Rocks

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    An introduction to the diagenesis of ancient and modern sedimentary rocks. Topics include the theory and application of petrographic techniques with emphasis on porosity development and interpretation of diagenetic environments.

  • EES 4540 Subsurface Fluid Flow

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Physical processes underlying the movement of fluids through the porous subsurface. Transport of particulates and solutes, including contaminants within ground water flow regimes, and the flow of oil, gas and brine in georeservoirs. Emphasis on quantitative problem solving.

  • EES 4540L Subsurface Fluid Flow Laboratory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 4540.

  • EES 4550 Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Interactions between natural fresh waters and their geologic environments.

  • EES 4560 Groundwater Contamination

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Common anthropogenic contaminant distribution in the groundwater as investigated in recent decades. Emphasizes contaminant degradation mechanisms in detail by physical, chemical and microbial processes, which directly affects the mobility and fate of the contaminants in soil and water.

  • EES 4570 Site Remediation and Management

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Physical, chemical, and biological methods used to remediate contamination in soils and groundwater, emphasizing practical applications. Strategies and technologies to address contamination, including the natural attenuation, containment techniques, pump-and-treat, and in situ technologies.

  • EES 4590 Advanced Aquatic Geochemistry

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of biogeochemistry in aquatic systems, emphasizing physical, geological, chemical, and biological interactions in marine and lacustrine environments. Biogeochemical cycling of nutrients, trace metals, gases, energy, and chemical equilibria and rates in natural waters.

  • EES 4610 Near-Surface Geophysics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Electrical and geophysical methods most used for near-surface studies, including ground penetrating radar, resistivity, and electromagnetics. Focuses on data acquisition methods, data processing and analysis, as well as report preparation.

  • EES 4620 Environmental Toxicology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Effects of environmental contaminants on aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Effects on the biochemical and physiological levels are related to impacts on individuals, populations, and ecosystems. Current approaches for assessing environmental toxicity.

  • EES 4640 Risk Assessment and Communication

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Determination of quantitative risk to humans and the environment. Current regulatory activities, including hazard identification, sampling, data evaluation, exposure assessment, toxicity assessment, and risk characterization.

  • EES 4660 OSHA Compliance

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Practical application of the theories of safety and health law. Intended for persons having management responsibility for occupational safety and health.

  • EES 4680 Environmental Law for Scientists

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Common law principles, environmental statutes, implementing regulations, and enforcement.

  • EES 4700 Environmental Internship and Career Analysis

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Environmental internship, followed by group projects to evaluate current and near-future career opportunities within environmental health science.

  • EES 4720 Epidemiology and Community Health

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Communicable and occupational diseases of contemporary importance. Epidemiological investigation, environmental considerations, and control procedures.

  • EES 4740 Fundamental Occupational Health and Safety

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Accident recognition, evaluation, and control in the work environment regarding hands-on equipment use. Emphasizes methods of inspection, accident investigation, and evaluation of accident programs.

  • EES 4750 Biological Safety

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Identification, handling, and containment of potentially hazardous biological materials, including microorganisms and recombinant DNA.

  • EES 4760 Air Quality Management

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Atmospheric pollutants, dispersion, health and welfare effects, air-quality monitoring, source control, regulation, and indoor air pollution.

  • EES 4780 Environmental Sciences Seminar

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Examination of environmental issues and presentation of findings to the class.

  • EES 4960 Senior Thesis Research

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    In consultation with a faculty research advisor, students design a research problem that involves data collection and analysis. Students write a senior thesis in the style of a professional scientific journal. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory. Integrated Writing course.

  • EES 4990 Special Problems in the Earth and Environmental Sciences

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research and problems designed for undergraduate students at the senior level. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • EES 5600 Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Relationship of physical and biotic environments to design and operation of systems and procedures employed in maintenance and promotion of a quality, healthful human environment. Emphasis on water quality control and methods and management of waste disposal.

  • EES 5620 General Environmental Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Relationship of physical/chemical/biotic environments to design/operation of systems and procedures employed in maintenance/promotion of quality, healthful human environments. Emphasized: food/dairy sanitation; solid waste; institutional/ housing/recreational sanitation; and vector control.

  • EES 5680 Hazardous Waste Operation & Emergency Response

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Covers the operation of managing hazardous materials and emergency response in the workplace or at spills or hazardous waste sites. Satisfies OSHA training requirements No. 29 CFR 1910.120.

  • EES 5700 HAZWOPER Refresher

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Refresher training covering management of hazardous materials and emergency response in the workplace or at spills or hazardous waste sites. This course satisfies the requirements for 8 hours of refresher training specified under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.

  • EES 5990 Special Problems in Earth and Environmental Sciences

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research and problems designed for specific needs and talents of students at the graduate level. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • EES 6010 Topics in Earth and Environmental Science

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced topics of current interest in the earth and environmental sciences presented in lecture format. Topics vary but are expected to be appropriate for graduate students. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • EES 6050 Earth Science Concepts for Educators

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3.5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course is an introductory survey of the earth sciences, from rocks and minerals, through plate tectonics, geologic time, oceanography and meteorology, to planetary science.

  • EES 6060 Earth Systems for Educators

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3.5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    The course investigates the processes that impact the Earth system such as volcanic eruptions, global climate change and ice ages and the resulting interactions between air, land, water and life in the Earth system.

  • EES 6100 Earth Science Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Provides research experience to prospective high-school science teachers. Students will use laboratory and library research to give quantitative explanations of natural phenomena.

  • EES 6120 Earth Materials

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course provides an understanding of the minerals and rocks that make up the solid earth, their significance and uses. Based upon the 'rock cycle' the materials studied include the rock-forming minerals as well as their weathered products.

  • EES 6140 Sedimentary Petrology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Optical properties of common minerals. Survey of sedimentary rocks in hand sample, thin section and field occurrence.

  • EES 6150 Global Change for Teachers

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to Earth systems, using modules that are based on environmental events such as volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and climate change. An online laboratory component allows students to see how scientists use real time data sets to understand Earth systems.

  • EES 6160 Stratigraphy & Sedimentology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Clastic and carbonate sedimentary rocks, their mineralogy, texture, provenance, and classification. Principles, rules, and geologic and geophysical correlation techniques. Fluid flow sediment transport and depositon, sedimentary structures, and depositional environments.

  • EES 6160L Stratigraphy & Sedimentology Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 6160.

  • EES 6170 Field & Laboratory Studies of Coastal Processes

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    The course is primarily designed for in-service educators. It serves as an introduction to the seashore and ocean system, and the range of possibilities for teaching inquiry-based science that this venue offers.

  • EES 6190 Paleobiology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Paleobiology emphasizes fossils as organisms that provide information; on the origin of higher taxa, speciation, genealogical relatedness of all life, transformation of species, and macroevolutionary trends, as well as the response, over geological time, of Earth's biota to environmental, ecolog

  • EES 6190L Paleobiology laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 6190.

  • EES 6200 Micropaleontology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Understand the origination, evolution, and diversity of microfossil organisms. The utilization of microfossils are as biostratigraphic indicators, and their role in interpreting the geologic history of the Earth.

  • EES 6210 Structural Geology and Tectonics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Study of the three-dimensional distribution of rock units.

  • EES 6220 Introduction to Geophysics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    In Introduction to Geophysics students learn the methods and concepts of practical exploration geophysics. We deal with the five main methods of exploration: seismic refraction, seismic reflection, gravity methods, electrical methods, and magnetic methods.

  • EES 6230 Introduction to the Ocean

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course covers the fundamental principles and processes of oceanography for students with background in geology but not oceanography. The content is general but the emphasis is toward the needs of Earth Science teachers.

  • EES 6240 Oceanography

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the interrelated geology, physics, chemistry, and biology of the ocean.

  • EES 6250 Climate Change

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This lecture course deals with the causes and variations of temperature and precipitation patterns over tens to millions of years, the mechanisms that drive them: air pollution, orbital and solar variation, plate tectonics, etc.

  • EES 6260 Earth & Environmental Sciences Seminar

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 2
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Exposes students to selected research topics by reading and discussing, as a group, journal articles, book chapters, and research abstracts in earth and environmental sciences. Occasional lectures are presented by faculty or invited researchers.

  • EES 6270 Process Geomorphology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of the processes that create and modify landforms. Classifications of landforms and what they reveal of past geologic processes and climates.

  • EES 6280 Earth and Environmental Sciences Colloquium

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    A weekly seminar in which research scientists from within and from outside the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences present their research. Class normally meets once a week for one hour.

  • EES 6290 Remote Sensing of Earth

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    In Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing students learn the methods and concepts of remote sensing from an Earth Sciences perspective. Students learn to interpret various types of images including stereo air photos, airborne multi-spectral digital images and satellite images.

  • EES 6300 Environ Apps of GIS

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Study of the concepts, terminology, data models, and analytical functions of Geographic Information System; availability and processing of digital data; application of GIS as a mapping tool; spatial analysis of environmental and geologic problems.

  • EES 6310 Standard Methods of Biogeochemical Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Principles and practices of analytical procedures and instruments critical to biogeochemical research. QA/QC procedures. Use and maintenance of field and laboratory instruments including multi-parameter sonde, spectrophotometer, ion chromatograph, and gas chromatograph.

  • EES 6320 Environmental Microbiology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines how microorganisms interact with abiotic resources to affect natural and human-created systems, using a multidisciplinary approach drawing on tools from microbiology, aquatic chemistry, soil science, limnology and oceanography, analytical chemistry, ecology, geology, and biochemistry.

  • EES 6330 Global Biogeochemical Cycles

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines how elements cycle through and between the biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and atmosphere, and related environmental issues such as global change, aquatic nutrient pollution, and acid rain.

  • EES 6340 Mapping Methods

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course teaches the key basic skills of mapping and measurement with a Brunton compass as applied to field studies in the earth and environmental sciences.

  • EES 6350 Field Mapping

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Geologic phenomena studied and mapped in the field. Mapping techniques are utilized in a series of areas of increasing complexity. Standard methods are utilized for observing, describing, interpreting and mapping rock units and their structure.

  • EES 6360 Environmental Field Techniques

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    A lecture and field practice course examining the principles of monitoring environmental water quality, including lake, river, groundwater, and related issues.

  • EES 6370 Seismic Reflection Digital Imaging and Processing

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students learn the theory and practice of computer processing of seismic reflection data. Every step in this technology is taught including seismic data formats, seismic data manipulation, filtering, velocity analysis, stacking and migration. We deal with both land and marine data.

  • EES 6380 Seismic Interpretation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Students learn the theory and practice of seismic reflection data interpretation. Principles of seismic reflection data interpretation, as well as pitfalls, are examined in the context of both structural styles and stratigraphic settings.

  • EES 6400 Glacial Landforms

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This is a field trip course examining the landforms, processes, and deposits associated with Pleistocene continental glaciation, as well as subsequent post-glacial modifications. The trip traverses from Dayton, Ohio, to the Fingerlakes region of central New York.

  • EES 6410 Physical Geology and Natural History of Ohio

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This is a field trip course examining the landforms, processes, and deposits associated with Pleistocene continental glaciation, as well as subsequent post-glacial terrain modification. The course involves 1 day of lecture/lab and 4 one-day thematic field trips.

  • EES 6420 Paleobio of Paleo Vert/Plants

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    The rise and evolution of Paleozoic vertebrate and plant groups with an emphasis on the evolution of jawed fishes, early tetrapods, and the "terrestrialization" of Earth.

  • EES 6430 Analysis and Prediction of Complex Natural and Human Systems

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores quantitative analysis and probabilistic forecasting of the behavior of complex nonlinear natural and human systems. Methods of analysis include fractals to quantify spatial, size, and temporal scaling and chaos to study sensitivity to initial conditions and feedback.

  • EES 6440 Geophysical Well Log Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theory, application, and interpretation of geophysical logs with emphasis on their use in correlation and determination of porosity, permeability, and fluid content of subsurfance formations. Three hours lecture.

  • EES 6450 Petroleum Geology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The course will cover background issues such as the history and legal aspects of the business (lease acquisition, assignment of working interests, overriding royalties).

  • EES 6460 Sequence Stratigraphy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the mechanisms that produce sea-level change, how sediments respond to changes in sea-level, and how the architecture of basins may be assessed using the sequence stratigraphic model.

  • EES 6470 Astronomy K-12 Teachers

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to astronomy and the space sciences from the viewpoint of the amateur astronomer. Emphasizes both aesthetic and scientific aspects, and the amateur's enthusiasm for the subject.

  • EES 6480 Plate Tectonics for Educators

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course explores the history and development of the theory of plate tectonics with an emphasis upon the particular needs of the educator. A required text provides the topical core, supplemented by abundant web-based resources and information.

  • EES 6500 Carbonate Sedimentology and Petrology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    An introduction to the origin, composition, and diagenesis of ancient and modern carbonate rocks.

  • EES 6510 Effective Scientific Communication

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of effective scientific communication in written and conference presentation formats. Basics of good scientific prose, manuscript and figure preparation and submission, poster and platform presentations, job interviews, research proposals, and communication with non-scientists.

  • EES 6530 Diagenesis of Sedimentary Rocks

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    An introduction to the diagenesis of ancient and modern sedimentary rocks. Topics include the theory and application of petrographic techniques with emphasis on porosity development and interpretation of diagenetic environments. Four hours lecture/lab combination.

  • EES 6540 Subsurface Fluid Flow

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Principles of the physical processes underlying the movement of fluids through the porous subsurface. Subjects include the transport of particulates and solutes, including contaminants within ground water flow regimes, and the flow of oil, gas and brine in georeservoirs.

  • EES 6540L Subsurface Fluid Flow Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for EES 6540.

  • EES 6550 Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of the interactions between natural fresh waters and their geologic environments.

  • EES 6560 Groundwater Contamination

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Common anthropogenic contaminant distribution in the groundwater as investigated in recent decades. Emphasizes contaminant degradation mechanisms in detail by physical, chemical and microbial processes, which directly affects the mobility and fate of the contaminants in soil and water.

  • EES 6570 Site Remediation and Management

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course addresses the physical, chemical, and biological methods used to remediate contamination in soils and groundwater. Emphasis is on practical applications.

  • EES 6590 Advanced Aquatic Geochemistry

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamentals of biogeochemistry in aquatic systems, emphasizing physical, geological, chemical, and biological interactions in marine and lacustrine environments.

  • EES 6600 Biological Safety

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The basic principles and practices of biosafety are examined. This course teaches the identification, handling, and containment of potentially hazardous biological materials, including microorganisms and recombinant DNA.

  • EES 6610 Near-Surface Geophysics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course teaches the electrical geophysical methods most used for near surface studies, and include GPR (ground penetrating radar), Resistivity, and EM (electro-magnetics).

  • EES 6620 Environmental Toxicology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of the effects of environmental contaminants on aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Effects on the biochemical and physiological levels are related to impacts on individuals, populations, and ecosystems. Current approaches for assessing environmental toxicity are presented.

  • EES 6640 Risk Assessment and Communication

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Studies the determination of quantitative risk to humans and the environment. Approaches currently used in regulatory activities are described, showing method of hazard identification, sampling, data evaluation, exposure assessment, toxicity assessment, and risk characterization.

  • EES 6660 OSHA Compliance

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intended for persons having management responsibility for occupational safety and health; this course provides practical application of the theories of safety and health law, and suggestions for their real world application.

  • EES 6680 Environmental Law For Scientists

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Geared to environmental sciences students, the course discusses applicable common law principles before focusing on the variety of environmental statutes, implementing regulations and enforcement.

  • EES 6720 Epidemiology and Community Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of communicable and occupational diseases of contemporary importance; includes epidemiological investigation, environmental considerations, and control procedures.

  • EES 6740 Fundamental Occupational Health and Safety

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Introduction to accident recognition, evaluation, and control in the work environment by hands-on equipment use. Emphasis on methods of hazard recognition and control management. Methods of inspection, accident investigation, and evaluation of accident programs are stressed.

  • EES 6750 Biological Safety

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Identification, handling, and containment of potentially hazardous biological materials, including microorganisms and recombinant DNA.

  • EES 6760 Air Quality Management

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Designed to provide a broad overview of the science of air quality and its management: includes atmospheric pollutants, dispersion, health and welfare effects, air-quality monitoring, source control, regulation, and indoor air pollution.

  • EES 6780 Environmental Sciences Seminar

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students examine a range environmental issues using readings both pro and con. They also explore several issues in greater depth and present their findings to the class.

  • EES 6990 Special Problems in Earth and Environmental Sciences

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research and problems designed for specific needs and talents of students at the graduate level. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • EES 7000 Principles of Instruction in Earth & Environmental Sciences

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A survey of available instructional materials and discussion of educational theory and techniques leading to more effective instruction. For graduate teaching assistants only. One hour lecture.

  • EES 7100 Complexity in Environmental Systems

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This interdisciplinary course explores mathematical methods for quantitative analysis and modeling of complex nonlinear environmental systems.

  • EES 7200 Applications of Isotopes in Environmental Sciences

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theories of isotope fractionation and applications of light isotopes to solving environmental and hydrologic problems. Lecture topics cover both stable light isotopes (H, O, C, N, S) and radioactive nuclides (H-3, Cl-36, C-14) but with primary emphasis on stable isotopes.

  • EES 7480 Subsurface Hydraulics, Pumping Tests & Analyses

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Evaluating, analyzing, and interpreting hydraulic data, with particular emphasis on data from pumping tests. Students are presented with a new data set each week, and lectures outline an appropriate method/model to apply to each data set. Students use expert-tool software on each project.

  • EES 7490 Modeling Subsurface Fluid Flow

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Applications of models for simulating subsurface flow and mass transport in aquifers and oil/gas reservoirs.

  • EES 7800 MST Research

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research designed for specific needs and talents of students at the graduate level in the MST program. May be taken for a letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • EES 7810 MST Project

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Students develop an independent capstone science or education research project.

  • EES 8990 Thesis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 10
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Supervised research and writing for a Master of Science thesis.