2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering
0-999: Developmental precollege-level courses
1000-2999: Lower division courses intended for undergraduate credit only.  The first digit indicates the general level of the course:  1 for a first-year course, 2 for a second-year course
3000-4999: Upper division courses carrying undergraduate credit only.  The first digit indicates the general level of the course:  3 for a third-year course, 4 for a fourth-year course.
5000-5999: Courses that carry graduate credit only in a major field different from that of the department offering the course. 
6000-6999: Courses that carry graduate credit in any major field.  
7000-7999: Courses intended for graduate students only.
8000-9999: Courses intended for post-master or doctoral-level work.
Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results.  For example, using “6*” will give all 6000 graduate-level courses.
 

Earth & Environmental Sciences

  
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    EES 6160 - Stratigraphy & Sedimentology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    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. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EES 6120 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): EES6160L
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6160L - Stratigraphy & Sedimentology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for EES 6160.
    Corequisite(s): EES6160
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    EES 6170 - Field & Laboratory Studies of Coastal Processes



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    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. 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. The course is organized around a four-day field trip and a pre and post trip class meeting.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    EES 6190 - Paleobiology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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 Earths biota to environmental, ecological, and geographical changes. Paleobiology also emphasizes the role that fossil organisms play in reconstructing past environments and global paleogeography.
    Corequisite(s): EES6190L
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6190L - Paleobiology laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for EES 6190.
    Corequisite(s): EES6190
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    EES 6200 - Micropaleontology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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. Paleoecological and paleoenvironmental reconstruction using specific microfossil organisms. Microfossils as indicators of metamorphism
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    EES 6210 - Structural Geology and Tectonics



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Study of the three-dimensional distribution of rock units. Deformational structures such as folds, faults, joints, cleavage, foliation, and lineation and their superposition are used to unravel the history of deformation, and ultimately to understand the stress fields that produced the observed strain and structures. Tectonics is the structural evolution of regional patterns of deformation at the scale of mountain ranges. Lecture/lab combined; 4 credit hours
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6220 - Introduction to Geophysics



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    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. The lectures are put into practice during Saturday field work in the vicinity of the campus to characterize the near surface.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6230 - Introduction to the Ocean



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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. The student will need to be able to use the Internet and some basic computer tools such as Word and Excel.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6240 - Oceanography



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Introduction to the interrelated geology, physics, chemistry, and biology of the ocean.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6250 - Climate Change



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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. It includes the nature of evidence for previous climatic conditions and the bases for predictions of future climate change.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6260 - Earth & Environmental Sciences Seminar



    Credit Hour(s): .5 to 2
    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. Students may give presentations prepared for professional meetings to the seminar for feedback and evaluation. Students conducting research may present their work in progress.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Seminar
  
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    EES 6270 - Process Geomorphology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Study of the processes that create and modify landforms. Classifications of landforms and what they reveal of past geologic processes and climates.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6280 - Earth and Environmental Sciences Colloquium



    Credit Hour(s): .5
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Seminar
  
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    EES 6290 - Remote Sensing of Earth



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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. Hands-on digital image processing is conducted using industry standard software.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    EES 6300 - Environ Apps of GIS



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    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. ESRIs ArcGIS is used for hands-on exercises and an independent mapping project with comprehensive coverage. Three hours lecture and two hours lab are combined.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6310 - Quality Assurance of Environmental Analysis



    Credit Hour(s): .5
    This course surveys the fundamentals of Quality Control and Quality Assessment for analysis of environmental samples.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6320 - Environmental Microbiology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6330 - Global Biogeochemical Cycles



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6340 - Mapping Methods



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    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. Key skills include pace & compass traverse mapping, triangulation, bearing and reverse bearings, measurement of lines and planes.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6350 - Field Mapping



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6360 - Environmental Field Techniques



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    A lecture and field practice course examining the principles of monitoring environmental water quality, including lake, river, groundwater, and related issues. Theoretical considerations are lectured before field practices, which include monitoring system design, well design for various monitoring purposes, sampling protocol, and sample preservation, and monitoring and sampling at field sites, which include groundwater, lake, and river
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    EES 6370 - Seismic Reflection Digital Imaging and Processing



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    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. The student has hands-on experience with industry-standard software packages.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EES 6220 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6380 - Seismic Interpretation



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    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. The student will gain hands-on experience with industry standard software packages.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EES 6220 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6400 - Glacial Landforms



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6410 - Physical Geology and Natural History of Ohio



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6420 - Paleobio of Paleo Vert/Plants



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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. Phylogenetic and molecular analysis, and recent discoveries in the field of Evo-Devo will be employed to determine the origin and diversification of major vertebrate groups, and uncover connections between macroevolutionary trends and paleoenvironmental changes.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    EES 6430 - Analysis and Prediction of Complex Natural and Human Systems



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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. Modeling includes self-organization and cellular automata. Systems studied include seismology, chemistry, biochemistry, hydrology, medicine, geography, and coupled human and natural systems.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6440 - Geophysical Well Log Analysis



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EES 6160 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6450 - Petroleum Geology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    The course will cover background issues such as the history and legal aspects of the business (lease acquisition, assignment of working interests, overriding royalties). Most of the course will focus on the basics of petroleum geology, including oil and gas exploration techniques, geology of oil producing regions, well drilling, completion, well-log interpretation, enhanced oil and gas recovery, CO2 sequestration, production equipment, oil and gas sales, and marketing.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6460 - Sequence Stratigraphy



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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. Topics include the scales of stratigraphic cycles, seismic applications and outcrop scale high resolution sequence stratigraphy.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6470 - Astronomy K-12 Teachers



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6480 - Plate Tectonics for Educators



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6500 - Carbonate Sedimentology and Petrology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    An introduction to the origin, composition, and diagenesis of ancient and modern carbonate rocks. Topics include the macroscopic and microscopic identification of rock constituents and a survey of depositional models for modern carbonate environments, with an emphasis on Floridian and Bahamian carbonates facies. Four hours lecture/lab combination.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6510 - Effective Scientific Communication



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6530 - Diagenesis of Sedimentary Rocks



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6540 - Subsurface Fluid Flow



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    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. Emphasis on quantitative problem solving. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab).
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level MTH 2300 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level PHY 2400 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6540L - Subsurface Fluid Flow Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for EES 6540.
    Corequisite(s): EES6540
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    EES 6550 - Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Study of the interactions between natural fresh waters and their geologic environments. Included topics are chemical equilibrium concept, Modeling using PHREEQC, carbonate system, water-rock interactions, sorption isotherms, redox reactions, biologic influences on aqueous geochemistry, and applications of environmental isotopes. An independent term project is required. Three hours lecture. 3.0 Credit hours
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level CHM 1210 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level CHM 1220 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6560 - Groundwater Contamination



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6570 - Site Remediation and Management



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    This course addresses the physical, chemical, and biological methods used to remediate contamination in soils and groundwater. Emphasis is on practical applications. Strategies and technologies to address contamination, including the natural attenuation, containment techniques, pump-and-treat, and in situ technologies, will be reviewed in sufficient technical detail so the student can apply basic engineering design equations.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EES 6560 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6590 - Advanced Aquatic Geochemistry



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Fundamentals of biogeochemistry in aquatic systems, emphasizing physical, geological, chemical, and biological interactions in marine and lacustrine environments. Topics include the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients, trace metals, gases, energy, and chemical equilibria and rates in natural waters.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6601 - Limnology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Study of the morphological, physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of lakes, bogs, and watersheds. Includes one week of lecture on main campus and one week of field study in northern Wisconsin.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Practicum
    Course attributes: Instructor Approval Required
  
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    EES 6610 - Near-Surface Geophysics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    This course teaches the electrical geophysical methods most used for near surface studies, and include GPR (ground penetrating radar), Resistivity, and EM (electro-magnetics). The course includes theory, but especially focuses on data acquisition methods, data processing and analysis, as well as report preparation.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EES 6220 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6620 - Environmental Toxicology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6640 - Risk Assessment and Communication



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6660 - OSHA Compliance



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6680 - Environmental Law For Scientists



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Geared to environmental sciences students, the course discusses applicable common law principles before focusing on the variety of environmental statutes, implementing regulations and enforcement.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6720 - Epidemiology and Community Health



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Study of communicable and occupational diseases of contemporary importance; includes epidemiological investigation, environmental considerations, and control procedures.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6740 - Fundamental Occupational Health and Safety



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 6750 - Biological Safety



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    Identification, handling, and containment of potentially hazardous biological materials, including microorganisms and recombinant DNA.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6760 - Air Quality Management



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6780 - Environmental Sciences Seminar



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 6990 - Special Problems in Earth and Environmental Sciences



    Credit Hour(s): .5 to 5
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    EES 7000 - Principles of Instruction in Earth & Environmental Sciences



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
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    EES 7100 - Complexity in Environmental Systems



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    This interdisciplinary course explores mathematical methods for quantitative analysis and modeling of complex nonlinear environmental systems. The course introduces the concepts and tools for analyzing and modeling: scaling in space and time, feedback, and self-organization in environmental systems including: ecology, hydrology, global climate change, and geodynamical systems.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 7200 - Applications of Isotopes in Environmental Sciences



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    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. Both biological and abiological processes will be discussed. Three hours lecture.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EES 6550 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EES 7480 - Subsurface Hydraulics, Pumping Tests & Analyses



    Credit Hour(s): 2
    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. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EES 6540 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): EES7490
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 7490 - Modeling Subsurface Fluid Flow



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Applications of models for simulating subsurface flow and mass transport in aquifers and oil/gas reservoirs. The emphasis will be on developing the dimensionality, the spatial and temporal discretization, the initial and boundary conditions, and the parameterization needed in formulating a model from field data. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level EES 6540 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): EES7480
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    EES 7800 - MST Research



    Credit Hour(s): .5 to 4
    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.
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    EES 7810 - MST Project



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Students develop an independent capstone science or education research project.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level ED 7400 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
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    EES 8990 - Thesis



    Credit Hour(s): .5 to 10
    Supervised research and writing for a Master of Science thesis.
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study

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    EC 1050 - Elementary Mathematical Economic and Business Models and Methods



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Elementary mathematical models and methods with emphasis on applications in economic and business analyses and decision-making.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level MTH 1280 Minimum Grade of D or WSU Math Placement Level 40
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Wright State Core
  
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    EC 2000 - Economic Life



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Basic economic concepts such as resource allocation, costs, supply, demand, and public goods. Topics include American capitalism, market failures, unemployment, inflation, and taxation. Basic economic principles applied to modern society and the challenges presented by a globalized economy. Credit will not be given for EC 2000 Economic Life for students who have already successfully completed EC 2040 and EC 2050. Integrated Writing course.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Integrated Writing, Wright State Core
  
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    EC 2040 - Principles of Microeconomics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Fundamental principles of microeconomics as an aid in understanding modern society.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Wright State Core
  
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    EC 2050 - Principles of Macroeconomics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Fundamental principles of macroeconomics as an aid in understanding modern society.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Wright State Core
  
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    EC 2100 - The Economics of State and Society



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Compares consequences of individual control versus government control of resources. Examines the most important economic questions facing members of a democratic republic. With PHL 2100, part of a two-course Wright State Core cluster on government and society.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Wright State Core
  
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    EC 2500 - Economic Systems of the Global South



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Overview of the evolution of different mechanisms for organizing production, distribution, and consumption in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Integrated Writing course.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Integrated Writing, Multicultural Competency, Wright State Core
  
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    EC 2900 - Global Economic, Business and Social Issues



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Analyzes controversy and diversity of opinions regarding global economic, business, and social issues, including social security, health care, poverty, labor discrimination, pollution, and business ethics. Integrated Writing course.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Integrated Writing, Multicultural Competency, Wright State Core
  
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    EC 3010 - Economics of Global Money Markets



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Analysis of behavior and significance of money, credit, debt, and the banking system.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D and BUS Tier II Complete 7
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 3100 - The Global Economy



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Explores how the global economic environment affects business decisions and how these decisions affect the economy of host and source countries. Analyzes the impact of international trade, foreign direct investment, and global monetary systems.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 3150 - Intermediate Microeconomics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Develop the analytical tools of microeconomics, stressing market behavior of firms, industries, and consumers. Examine the production process and the operation of market mechanisms. Policy implications are emphasized.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D and (Undergraduate level MTH 2280 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level EC 1050 Minimum Grade of D)
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 3170 - Intermediate Macroeconomics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Analysis of national economic problems including inflation, unemployment, interest rates, and economic stability. Emphasizes the impact of public policy. Integrated Writing course.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D and (Undergraduate level MTH 2280 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level EC 1050 Minimum Grade of D) and (Undergraduate level ENG 1100 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 1110 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 1130 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 1140 Minimum Grade of D)
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Integrated Writing
  
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    EC 3190 - Institutional Economics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Focuses on interrelationships between market and nonmarket forces, exploring contemporary social, technological, political, and other influences on resource allocation decisions and on economic change. Integrated Writing course.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and (Undergraduate level ENG 1100 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 1110 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 1130 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 1140 Minimum Grade of D)
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
    Course attributes: Integrated Writing
  
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    EC 3210 - U.S. Economic History



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Analysis of economic, political, social, and cultural changes resulting from industrial advancements and the control over industrial changes exercised by different societies.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Sophomore.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 3260 - The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Analysis of economic causes, effects, and cures for poverty and discrimination. Study of trends, economic explanations, and current programs and legislation.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2000 Minimum Grade of D or (Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D)
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 3280 - Socialist and Radical Economics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Examines the economic theories of Karl Marx, including the labor theory of value, capital and surplus value, production under capitalism, the falling rate of profit, capitalist crises and socialism. Marx’s views are contrasted with neoclassical theory and the neo-Keynesian synthesis.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 3450 - Economics of Diversity



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Uses economic theory to explore the implications of ethnic, racial, religious and other kinds of diversity in the U.S. and globally.
    Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D) or Undergraduate level EC 2000 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 3510 - Labor Economics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    A study of labor market behavior and wage determination, addressing the impact of new technologies, global competition, and deindustrialization on American labor markets.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 3700 - Environmental and Ecological Economics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Analyzes environmental quality from both microeconomic and systems frameworks. Emphasizes effectiveness of alternative approaches to environmental problems, including specific solutions to particular problems and general approaches to broad problems.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4010 - Managerial Economics and Strategy



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Applies economic analysis to management decision making. Stresses practical methods and problems.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4090 - Introduction to Econometrics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    How to use statistical techniques to manage and analyze data, formulation and estimation of econometric models, including single variable and multiple variable regression techniques, and issues relating to inference. STATA software is used throughout the semester.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level MS 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level MS 2050 Minimum Grade of D and (Undergraduate level MTH 2280 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level EC 1050 Minimum Grade of D)
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4100 - Mathematical Models for Economics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Application of mathematical tools in the formulation of economic theory.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D and (Undergraduate level MTH 1280 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level MTH 1350 Minimum Grade of D or WSU Math Placement Level 40)
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4120 - Economic Forecasting



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Techniques and theories used in forecasting. Stresses practical methods and problems.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level MS 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level MS 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4190 - International Economics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Basic trade theories, commercial policy, and theories of international investment and migration, exchange rate determination and open macroeconomics. Special attention to international economic institutions and current financial crises.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4200 - Law and Economics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Economic analysis of the law and legal institutions.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2000 Minimum Grade of D or (Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D)
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4250 - Development of Economic Thought



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Historical development of economic thought and philosophies.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4310 - Public Finance



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Develops a theoretical framework and working knowledge of the economic basis for government activity, government expenditures, programs, and policies, and the financing of government expenditures through taxation.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4350 - Comparative Capitalist Institutions



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Compares institutions of various capitalist and socialist economies including economies in transition. Comparative analysis provides a basis for evaluating government policy.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4360 - Industrial Organization



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Analyzes business behavior under various industry structures and government policies. Emphasizes actual case studies.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4400 - Regional and Urban Economics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Regional economic analysis in a policy and planning context. Interdisciplinary approach to analyze the economics of location, inter-regional trade, regional development, urban regions, and growth strategies.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2000 Minimum Grade of D or (Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D)
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4440 - Problems in Economic Development



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Explores theories of economic development and underdevelopment and their relationship to poverty. Develops strategies for reducing world poverty from different perspectives.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Sophomore.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4450 - Political Economy of Women



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Provides feminist understanding of women’s economic roles and contributions in the context of globalization. Explores importance of social location - race, gender, class, nationality - in economic processes shaping family life, paid employment, and international market relations.
    Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D) or Undergraduate level EC 2000 Minimum Grade of D
    Enrollment Restrictions: May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Freshman, Sophomore.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4460 - Gender and Economic Policy in International Comparison



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Overview of feminist analysis of economic policy in developing and developed nations. Topics include valuing women’s unpaid work, gender bias in public spending, tax policy, property rights, population policy, and regulation of advertising.
    Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D) or Undergraduate level EC 2000 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4600 - The Economics of Sports



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Applications of economic principles to professional and intercollegiate sports.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2000 Minimum Grade of D or (Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D)
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4770 - Economic Studies



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Examines special economic issues. Topics vary.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    EC 4780 - Honors: Independent Study in Economics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Research in economics for fulfillment of the Honors Program project requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of D
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
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    EC 4810 - Independent Reading



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 3
    Limited to students with extensive backgrounds in economics or allied disciplines and with special reasons for in-depth study in a particular area.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
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    EC 4820 - Independent Reading



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 3
    Limited to students with extensive backgrounds in economics or allied disciplines and with special reasons for in-depth study in a particular area.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
  
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    EC 4830 - Independent Reading



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 3
    Independent study in economics or allied disciplines.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level EC 2040 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level EC 2050 Minimum Grade of C
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
    Course attributes: Department Approval Required
 

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