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Sustainability Courses

CMS 4613: Sustainable Building Practice

(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as a Construction Science and Management major or permission of instructor.

Ethics and application of environmental sustainability practice in building construction. Introduction to U.S. Green Building Council LEED program standards, methods, and procedures as applied to construction documents interpretation and construction.

ES 2013 Introduction to Environmental Systems I [TCCN: BIOL 2306.]

(3-0) 3 hours credit.

An introduction to the biotic principles of man-machine-community interrelationships within the natural and built environments. General attention is given to the biotic concepts of growth, processes, and changes occurring in ecosystems and social structures. Emphasis on understanding system dynamics and their relation to public policy formulation and natural resource use. May apply toward the Level I Core Curriculum requirement in science.

ES 4103: 4103 Global Change

(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: BIO 1404, CHE 2603, ES 2013, and ES 2023, or equivalents.

Changes in the global distribution of plants and animals and the causes of the changes will be examined. Factors that are apparently coupled to changes in these distributions will be examined including, but not limited to, atmospheric composition change and temperature change. Additionally, examination of the impact of humans and their activities on the environment: their effect on aquatic, marine, and terrestrial plant, animal, and human resources. (Formerly ES 4104. Credit cannot be earned for both ES 4103 and ES 4104.)

GEO 5043: Global Change

(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the program or consent of instructor.

Changes in the global distribution of plants and animals and the causes of the changes will be examined. Factors that are apparently coupled to changes in the atmosphere and environmental temperature will be examined. (Formerly EES 5043. Same as CE 6113 and ES 5043. Credit can be earned for only one of the following: CE 6113, EES 5043, ES 5043, or GEO 5043.)

ARC 5713: Environmental Architecture and Sustainability

(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

A study of history and theory of environmentally sustainable design. Includes the review of the general discourse of sustainability and consideration of the tools and techniques employed to produce sustainable architectural environments. (Formerly ARC 5153. Credit cannot be earned for both ARC 5713 and ARC 5153.)

CE 5733: Sustainable Energy Systems

(3-0) 3 hours credit.

This interdisciplinary course will examine sustainable energy systems and their role in securing America's energy future. We will begin by exploring national and global energy trends and the significant constraints on meeting our future energy needs with current practices.

GEO 6813: Water Resources

(3-0) 3 hours credit.

Application of management principles to the efficient use of water resources by people and their public and private institutions. Water is examined in terms of its value, use, and changing role in the context of economics, history, politics, and technology. (Formerly EES 6813. Same as ES 6813. Credit can be earned for only one of the following: EES 6813, ES 6813, or GEO 6813.)