Environmental Science (ENV)

ENV-2265  Parks and Recreation Operations  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to field management, operations and maintenance procedures common to provincial and federal park systems. Emphasis is placed on operational prescriptions and related strategies for ensuring the integrity of the land base, visitor facilities and services, and public safety. A field trip is a required component of this course. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Equivalent to ENV-265.

Requisite courses: Take ENV-2265L (Required, Concurrent).

ENV-2280  Contaminant Management  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the fundamentals of managing a variety of contaminated sites in relation to human health and safety and regulatory obligations. Emphasis is on causes of contamination, identification of contaminants, site assessment techniques, and management options. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Equivalent to ENV-280.

Requisite courses: Take ENV-2280L (Required, Concurrent).

ENV-2290  Site Reclamation  (3 Credits)  

A study of the ecological processes and regulatory procedures involved with industrial development, disturbance, conservation, and reclamation of ecological systems. Performance measurements, monitoring, and reporting techniques subject to regulatory requirements will be investigated. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Equivalent to ENV-290.

Requisite courses: Take RRM-2253 (Required, Previous). Take RRM-2256 (Required, Previous). Take ENV-2290L (Required, Concurrent).

ENV-3355  Environmental Quality  (3 Credits)  

This course will provide a global environmental perspective on topics affecting environmental health. It will focus on biological impacts on soil, water and air. Topics covered will include pollution, air quality, global environment change, bio-indicators, global forest decline, carbon sequestration, industry impacts, and alternate energy. The objective is to give students a global perspective on the environment, changes that have occured and solutions to these changes.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to ENV-355.

ENV-3372  Environmental Policy  (3 Credits)  

The formation, development and application of environmental policy will be the focus of this course. Linkages between the scientific foundation, current legislation and laws, and standards that exist, that lead to preservation and protection of the environment and natural resources will be investigated. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

ENV-3381  Environmental Water Quality  (3 Credits)  

An examination of physical, chemical and biological aspects of evaluating water for a variety of end purposes. Topics include the introduction and practice of various analysis techniques. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Equivalent to RRM-2281, RRM-281.

Requisite courses: Take ENV-3381L (Required, Concurrent).

ENV-3383  Environmental Soil Physics  (3 Credits)  

A theoretical, laboratory, and field techniques approach to the study of soil physics for land resource management, soil remediation, agriculture, and forestry. Topics include soil physical properties that determine retention and movement of liquids in soils, soil temperature, soil aeration, soil strength, soil compaction and consolidation. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Requisite courses: Take SOL-1150 or RRM-2253 (Required, Previous). Take ENV-3383L (Required, Concurrent).

ENV-3397  Environmental Assessment and Auditing  (3 Credits)  

Introduces the basic principles of provincial and federal environmental impact assessments (EIA) in Canada. Processes, standardized methods and techniques used to predict, evaluate and mitigate potential environmental effects are emphasized. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Equivalent to ENV-2297, ENV-297.

Requisite courses: Take ENV-3397L (Required, Concurrent).

ENV-4450  Senior Project I  (3 Credits)  

This course will be a capstone project that incorporates the skills, knowledge and techniques obtained in previous courses into an original research project. Students are encouraged to seek opportunities with industry partners and attempt to answer real world problems. This course will focus on project planning and methodology development and will lead to the ENV-4451 Senior Project II. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

ENV-4451  Senior Project II  (3 Credits)  

This course will be a capstone project that incorporates the skills, knowledge and techniques obtained in previous courses into an original research project. Students are encouraged to seek opportunities with industry partners and attempt to answer real world problems. This course will focus on data collection, analysis and presentation and will build on ENV-4450 Senior Project I. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

ENV-4452  Contaminated Site Management  (3 Credits)  

Legal and science-based considerations applied to effective management of contaminated sites. Best practice applications of physical, chemical, and biological methods to mitigate and remediate contaminated sites. Comprehensive methods for remediation of organic and inorganic pollutants as well as physicochemical impacts are included with the objective of achieving regulatory compliance. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Requisite courses: Take ENV-4452L (Required, Concurrent).

ENV-4453  Stream Reclamation and Remediation  (3 Credits)  

This course applies hydrology, streamflow mechanics and physical fish habitat enhancement methods to the reconstruction of damaged stream channels and the restoration of their physical and ecological integrity. A major component of the course requires students to design an integrated rehabilitation plan from field and map surveys, and hydrological data collection. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0)

Requisite courses: Take ENV-4453L (Required, Concurrent).