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CIV E 444 Applied Hydraulics
Two lectures and three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 340.
Review of fluid statics. Forces on submerged surfaces. Close conduit flow. Pumps and turbines. Open-channel flow. Dams and reservoirs. Flood control.

CIV E 445 Applied Hydrology
Two lectures and three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 444.
Basic hydrologic principles, hydrologic measurements, small and midsize catchment hydrology, frequency analysis, regional analysis, reservoir, stream channel and catchment routing, hydrologic design

CIV E 530 Open Channel Hydraulics
Two lectures and three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 444.
Principles of open channel flow. Analysis and problems of critical, uniform, gradually-varied, and rapidly-varied flows. Flow over weirs and spillways. Bridge, culvert and multiple openings hydraulics and modeling. Channel transitions. Design and environmental problems. Workshops on river analysis system (HEC-RAS 4.0).

CIV E 531 Pipe Flow and Water Distribution Systems
Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 444.
Principles of pressurized pipe flow. Estimation and management of water demand and water supply systems. Analysis of network distribution elements and network modeling. Design of distribution systems, their operation and maintenance, asset management, and financial appraisal.

CIV E 631 Spatial Hydrology
Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 444.
Integration of spatial data analysis and hydrologic modeling. Quantification of spatially distributed hydrologic characteristics. Decomposition of drainage network systems to support quasidistributed hydrologic modeling. Quantification of hydrologic impacts due to model resolution, altered land use conditions, and modeling techniques.

CIV E 632. Computational Hydraulics and Hydrology
Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 445 and 530.
Computational methods applied to hydraulics and hydrology. Explicit and implicit schemes for solving hyperbolic problems. Method of characteristics. One- and two-dimensional nonsteady open channel flow simulation.

CIV E 633. Environmental Hydrology
Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 445 and Environmental Engineering 355.
Hydrosphere function, hydroclimatology, hydrographic characteristics, desertification, hydroecology, salinity modeling and management, stream and lake restoration, and case studies.

CIV E 634. Surface Water Hydrology
Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 445.

Hydrologic systems. Physical hydrology. Kinematic wave theory. Diffusion and dynamic wave theories. Watershed and stream channel routing. Hydrologic simulation.

CIV E 635. Small Catchment Erosion
Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 444.
Integration of experimental and computational methods for estimating sediment discharge from small catchments. Design, implementation, and analysis of rainfall-runoff-erosion experiments. Simulation of construction site erosion and sediment export. Quantification of erosion control and sediment treatment potential for best management practices.

CIV E 730 Advanced Topics in Water Engineering
Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 530 and consent of instructor.
Advanced treatment of several fields in water engineering to include time series analysis, hydromodification, and online hydrologic modeling

ENV E 363 Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Two lectures and three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisite: Environmental Engineering 355.
Analysis of natural waters and wastewaters. Sampling and analysis of hazardous environmental pollutants. Techniques to analyze solid waste.

ENV E 441 Water Treatment Engineering
Prerequisites: Environmental Engineering 355, credit or concurrent registration in Aerospace Engineering 340, Civil Engineering 444.
Basic water chemistry; water quality criteria and standards; residential, industrial and commercial water usage; principles of physical and chemical processes employed in water treatment; design of selected water treatment units; new and emerging water treatment technologies; and water distribution systems

ENV E 442 Wastewater Treatment Engineering
Prerequisite: Environmental Engineering 441.
Wastewater collection, influent wastewater characteristics; effluent discharge requirements; principles of physical, biological, and chemical processes employed in wastewater treatment; design of selected wastewater treatment units; new and emerging wastewater treatment technologies; advanced treatment process; recycled water.

ENV E 554 Process Fundamentals of Environmental Systems
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in Environmental Engineering 355, Aerospace Engineering 340, Civil Engineering 444, and Mechanical Engineering 350.
Equilibrium and kinetics of chemical and biological reactions of environmental systems. Considerations of mass-transfer and fluid dynamics in water quality management and air pollution control.

ENV E 555 Sustainable Water and Sanitation Systems
Design and selection of technologies for water delivery, reuse, sanitation, and treatment in developed and developing communities. Open to all majors with instructor approval.

ENV E 645 Aquatic Chemistry for Environmental Engineers
Prerequisite: Classified graduate standing.
Chemistry of natural and polluted water. Process chemistry for water and wastewater treatment.

ENV E 646 Microbiological Principles of Environmental Engineering
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Relationships and significance of microorganisms to organic matter decomposition, mineral transformations, and environmental quality. Applied study in natural (water, sediments, wetlands) and disturbed ecosystems (landfills, contaminated sediments, and groundwater).

ENV E 647 Physical and Chemical Processes of Water Pollution Control
Prerequisites: Environmental Engineering 554 and 645.
Engineering principles and design of physical and chemical processes used in water and wastewater treatment.

ENV E 648 Biological Processes and Bioremediation Engineering
Prerequisite: Environmental Engineering 554.
Engineering principles and design of biological processes used in wastewater and bioremediation treatment technologies

 

 

GEOG 375 Environmental Hydrology
Prerequisite: Geography 101 or 103 or Environmental Science 100 or Geological Sciences 104.
Hydrological processes to include precipitation, surface water, groundwater, water quality, and ecohydrology. Impact of human activities on water resources

GEOG 483 Watershed Analysis
Prerequisite: Geography 101.
Watershed analysis is an organizing framework for collecting and analyzing scientific information to facilitate environmental management. Framework examined from both an ecological process and an environmental management perspective

GEOG 511 Hydrology and Global Environmental Change
Prerequisite: Geography 101 or 103.
Hydrologic processes and regimes, how these are affected by environmental change and how hydrologic process and regimes affect patterns of environmental change. Processes operating at global, regional, and local scales are examined, including land-use/ land-cover change and climate change

GEOG 574 Water Resources
Prerequisites: Geography 370 and 375.
Occurrence and utilization of water resources and the problems of water resource development. Field trips may be arranged.

Geog 578 Practical Hydrologic Modeling
Prerequisite: GEOG 0375 or GEOG 0511 or GEOL 0305 or CIV E 0444 or CIV E 0445 or MATH 0336 or Graduate Standing
Hands-on application of a popular hydrologic model for river flow forecasting, flood estimation and land use change. Building a hydrologic model using Matlab. Model choice, design, use in decision-making. Includes individual modeling project.

GEOG 596 Advanced Watershed Analysis
Prerequisites: Geography 101, or 103, or Environmental Science 100, or Geology 104. Geography 375 recommended.
Computational and field methods in surface water hydrology and water quality, including the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for watershed delineation, flow modeling, and hydrological calculations.

GEOL 305 Water and the Environment
Foundations of Learning II.A., Natural Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning.
Recommended: Geological Sciences 100 or Geography 101.
Movement of fresh water on earth. Hydrologic cycling of water from precipitation, runoff, infiltration, stream and groundwater flow to the ocean. Problems caused by over-use of water resources, urbanization, and water pollution examined with case studies. Not acceptable to the B.S. degree in geological sciences

GEOL 530 Geochemistry
Two lectures and three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisites: Geological Sciences 324; Credit or concurrent registration in Chemistry 201; Mathematics 124 or 150.
Fundamental principles of low- and high-temperature geochemistry. Origin of the elements; formation of the solar system; differentiation of the earth; weathering at the earth’s surface; chemistry of natural waters. Laboratory methods applied to geological problems.

GEOL 551 Hydrogeology
Two lectures and three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisites: Geological Sciences 306 and Mathematics 124 or 150.
Theory of ground water flow. Exploration for and development of the ground water resource. Aquifer tests, water quality, and water resource management. Occurrence of water in alluvial, sedimentary, volcanic, plutonic, and metamorphic terrains.

GEOL 651 Applied Groundwater Flow Modeling
Two lectures and three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisites: Geological Sciences 551 and experience in computer programming.
Analytical and numerical computer modeling of unsaturated and saturated flow. Application of MODFLOW to analyze groundwater hydrologic scenarios.

GEOL 675 Groundwater Geochemistry
Prerequisites: Chemistry 201 and Mathematics 150.
Processes affecting inorganic solutes in groundwater. Applications to groundwater geochemical evolution, weathering processes, and inorganic contaminant transport.

GEOL 677 Environmental Fate of Organic Contaminants
Two lectures and three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisites: Geological Sciences 551 and 530, or chemistry background.
Physical and chemical properties and processes affecting distribution of organic contaminants in the environment. Focus on subsurface environments with applications to surface waters.

 

 

P H 604 Environmental Determinants of Human Health
Environmental determinants and their influence on human health. Biological, physical, and chemical factors which affect the health of a community

P H 630 Environ Health Risk Assessment
Four major steps of risk assessment to include hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. Will also include risk communication and risk management in environmental arena.

P H 634 Environmental Protection
Rationale and mechanisms for control of environmental hazards in areas of food protection and vector control, solid waste, and community issues.

P H 636 Hazardous Waste Management
Rationale, methods, and regulations governing the proper management of hazardous and toxic wastes.

P H 639 Water Quality Investigation
Two lectures and three hours of laboratory.
Human health problems associated with water usage and with various aquatic environments.

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