Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013


ENSC 3000 Seminar

Studies in selected field of biology and/or environmental science requiring preparation of a scientific paper or papers and at least one oral presentation by each student. This course is equivalent to BIOL 3000.


ENSC 3680 Natu Resources/Environ Ecology

Prerequisites: ECON 2105 & 2106, or ECON 2100. A study of how economic forces can lead to environmental degradation and how the same forces can be directed to enhance environmental quality. Topics include resource and environmental valuations, property rights and externalities, market failure, alternative solutions and policies, problems in monitoring and enforcement, economic analysis of the development of legislation and regulation, and applications to current policy issues. (This course is equivalent to ECON 3680).


ENSC 3800 GI Science Tech-Landscape Ecol

Prerequisite: BIOL 2800. An introduction to the principles of landscape ecology, emphasizing how spatial heterogeneity and human activities influence ecological systems and the use of Geographic Information science techniques to analyze ecological patterns at the landscape level.


ENSC 3999 Undergraduate Research

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Specific course topics will vary depending on the instructor. Students will take part in undergraduate research projects that pertain to environmental science. This course is repeatable for credit. (This course is equivalent to BIOL 3999.)

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