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Environmental Science and Public Policy  Courses

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in EVPP

EVPP 110: The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science I (4 Credits)

Studies components and interactions that make up natural systems of our home planet. Teaches basic concepts in biological, chemical, physical, and earth sciences in integrated format with lecture, laboratory, and field exercises. Notes: One of two semesters of environmental lab science that fulfills Mason Core science requirements for non science majors. Along with EVPP 111, can be taken in any order. Equivalent to MSU 107.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 111: The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science II (4 Credits)

Studies components and interactions that make up natural systems of our home planet. Teaches basic concepts in biological, chemical, physical, and Earth sciences in integrated format with lecture, laboratory, and field exercises. Notes: One of two semesters of environmental lab science that fulfills Mason Core science requirements for non science majors. Along with EVPP 110, can be taken in any order. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

200-Level Courses in EVPP

EVPP 201: Environment and You: Issues for the Twenty-First Century (3 Credits)

Introduces broad aspects of human-environmental interactions in the contemporary world. Topics range broadly from global populations and wastewater treatment to environmental law, and genetic engineering. Includes both science and science policy of the environment. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 210: Environmental Biology: Molecules and Cells (4 Credits)

This course provides environmental science majors with the cellular foundation required for subsequent courses in the BS curriculum with a focus on how biological systems respond to environmental threats. The course emphasizes the connection between cellular processes and a healthy environment, and how this relationship is jeopardized by a variety of chemical and physical environmental perturbations. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: CHEM 211.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

300-Level Courses in EVPP

EVPP 301: Environmental Science: Biological Diversity and Ecosystems (4 Credits)

This course provides environmental science majors with the necessary background in biological diversity and ecological science required for subsequent courses in the BS curriculum. The course reviews the diversity of life on earth and the structure and functioning of ecosystems and populations. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EVPP 210C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 302: Environmental Science: Biomes and Human Dimensions (4 Credits)

This course provides environmental science majors with the necessary background in biomes and human dimensions required for subsequent courses in the BS curriculum. The course reviews the functioning of aquatic and terrestrial biomes and human interactions with and impacts on the environment. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: EVPP 301C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 305: Environmental Microbiology Essentials (3 Credits)

Provides understanding of microbes and their function as a vital part of an environmental education. The role of microbes is central to many environmental issues such as climate change, biodegradation of toxics, wastewater treatment and drinking water contamination. Course provides an introduction to the breadth of microbiology including essential information for students studying environmental problems and their solution. Notes: Laboratory section (EVPP 306) is a corequisite unless previously completed. Equivalent to BIOL 460.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 210 and 30 credit hours, or permission of instructor;
Recommended Corequisite: EVPP 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 306: Environmental Microbiology Essentials Laboratory (1 credit. Credits)

Laboratory study of environmental microbiology. Course provides an introduction to the microbiological techniques for students studying environmental problems and their solution. Examples include microbiology of natural ecosystems (e.g., Potomac River), bacteria in fresh and estuarine waters and sediments, Indicator organisms (e.g., coliform bacteria), molecular identification of unknown bacteria from nature, and visualization of bacteria in their natural habitat. Notes: Lecture section (EVPP 305) is a corequisite. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 210 and 30 credit hours, or permission of instructor.
Recommended Corequisite: EVPP 305.
Schedule Type: Laboratory

EVPP 309: Introduction to Oceanography (3 Credits)

Introduces physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of oceanic environment. Notes: May include field trip. Equivalent to BIOL 309, GEOL 309.
Recommended Prerequisite: Two of the following lab sciences courses are required for a total of 8 credits: [GEOL 101 or 102], [EVPP 110 or 111 or 210], CHEM 211, [BIOL 103 or 213], [PHYS 160 and 161 or 243 and 244].
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 318: Conservation Biology (3 Credits)

Introduces science used to identify species in need of conservation, and techniques to manage and protect organisms. Notes: Cannot be taken with Smithsonian Seminar (off campus classes). CONS 401, CONS 411. Equivalent to BIOL 318.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 308 or BIOL 310, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 322: Business and Sustainability (3 Credits)

Examines the types of approaches businesses can take to take to respond to sustainability concerns, Designed to prepare students for assisting organizations to incorporate sustainability considerations into their strategic decision-making. Notes: Students from multiple disciplines (business, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, education, etc.) can participate in the class without having had previous courses in management. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: 30 credit hours, recommend EVPP 361/GOVT 361 Introduction to Environmental Policy
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 336: Human Dimensions of the Environment (3 Credits)

Overview of current knowledge regarding human and environment interactions and human ecology. Topics include basic theoretical and conceptual issues, relationship between social and biological sciences, human causes and consequences of environmental change, and contemporary perspectives on environmental issues. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: One of either EVPP 110 or EVPP 111 or GEOL 101 or SOCI 101 or ANTH 114 or 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 337: Environmental Policy Making in Developing Countries (3 Credits)

Overview of environmental policy process in developing countries around the world. Major focus on understanding distinctive problems and dynamics of environmental policy making in poor countries to generate better policy decisions and management. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 338: Economics of Environmental Policy (3 Credits)

Introduction to environmental, resource, and ecological economics for non-economist undergraduates. Covers basic theories of scarce resource allocation and examines conditions under which market allocations are efficient and sustainable. Includes graphical and verbal presentation of theory. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 100 or ECON 103 or ECON 105 or ECON 110, or permission from instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 350: Freshwater Ecosystems (4 Credits)

Studies physical, chemical, and biological processes in lakes, streams, and wetlands. Teaches physical and chemical aspects of aquatic systems and life cycles, and adaptations of aquatic organisms. Lectures, field trips, lab exercises. Equivalent to BIOL 350.
Recommended Prerequisite: Either CHEM 211 and CHEM 212 or CHEM 155 and CHEM 156, and either EVPP 110 or BIOL 308, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 355: Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration (4 Credits)

Provides definition, classification, and practice of ecological engineering and ecosystem restoration. Describes general system ecology, ecosystem restoration (i.e., wetland and river systems), and the use of natural processes to provide ecosystem services to society. Provides students with a systems-oriented perspective on designing and managing ecosystems. Students will study principles in designing field ecological studies, ecological models, ecological engineering, and explore practices in sustainable ecological design by carrying out a hands-on experimental design project with the field wetland mesocosm on the Mason campus. One field trip is required part of the course. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM 211 and EVPP 301 or BIOL 308; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 361: Introduction to Environmental Policy (3 Credits)

Environmental politics and policymaking since the 1970s. Primary focus on United States, with some discussion of global issues. Examines policy strategies and outcomes, ethical and economic debates, political controversies, lawmaking and enforcement, and role of key players. Equivalent to GOVT 361.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: 30 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 362: Intermediate Environmental Policy (3 Credits)

Examines environmental issues building on learning objectives from EVPP 361. Focuses on environmental and policy issues in the US and internationally, exploring the politics of nature and the interaction of environmental science and politics and resulting controversy. Risk and uncertainty loom large in most environmental issues. "Natural" disasters as well as direct "man-made" problems will be covered. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 361 or GOVT 361 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 363: Coastal Morphology and Processes (4 Credits)

Studies global coastal geomorphology and processes with emphasis on U.S. Atlantic and gulf coasts. Topics include plate tectonics; sea-level changes; sediment supply; impact of waves, tides, and storms; and human activities. Lectures and extended weekend field trips to mid-Atlantic coast. Equivalent to GEOL 363.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL/EVPP/GEOL 309 or GEOL 317; or 9 credits in geography, including GGS 309.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 377: Applied Ecology (3 Credits)

Introduces ecosystem concepts and applications to natural and managed ecosystems. Equivalent to BIOL 377.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits including 8 credits of biology, geology, or chemistry, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 378: RS: Ecological Sustainability (4 Credits)

Introduces the concepts and applications of several important topics relating to ecological sustainability. Focuses on the role of soils in maintaining and managing environmental quality. Teaches students how to understand and interpret scientific data presented in various types of literature covering ecological sustainability. Equivalent to BIOL 379.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course, Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 308 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 380: Wetlands of the World (4 Credits)

A study of the ecosystems of the world. Emphasizes different types of wetland ecosystems and their services, including water quality, coastal protection, flood mitigation, and wildlife protection. The course includes trips to local wetlands and to the Everglades National Park. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 301 or BIOL 308 or BIOL 310, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 395: Undergraduate Research in Environmental Science and Policy (1-3 Credits)

Original research project. May involve field and lab study, computer modeling and analysis, or other original research as appropriate. Research formulated and completed under instructor's guidance. Notes: Culminates in final report. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 10 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 45 credits and at least two upper level science lab courses.
Schedule Type: Research

EVPP 396: Directed Topic in Environmental Science and Policy (1-4 Credits)

Study of topics not available in fixed-topics courses. May involve readings, lectures, lab assignments, and tutorials as jointly agreed on by student and instructor. Notes: Culminates in term paper, final exam, or both. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 8 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 45 credits.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

400-Level Courses in EVPP

EVPP 401: lntegrated Environmental Assessment (3 Credits)

Presents strategic planning at the regional level, and focuses on the methods, format, and content of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), also referred to as a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS). Students will conduct research and develop their own SEA for Shenandoah National Park (NP). May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credit hours completed.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 408: Mushrooms, Molds and Society (3 Credits)

Provides a modern, comprehensive knowledge of fungal biology including classification, phylogeny, structure, physiology/metabolism, growth and development, genetics, industrial applications including biotechnology, ecological roles including pathogenic interactions with plants, animals, and man. Equivalent to BIOL 408.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 110 and 111 or EVPP 210 or BIOL 213.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 409: Medical Mycology (3 Credits)

Provides the student with current knowledge of both the medical and microbiological aspects of fungal diseases in humans, including the etiologic agents, geographic distribution, epidemiology, transmission, determinants of pathogenicity, laboratory detection, and therapy associated with the major human mycoses. Equivalent to BIOL 409.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 110 and 111 or EVPP 210 or BIOL 213.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 413: Histotechniques (3 Credits)

Introduces theory and methods for the preparation of tissue samples from animal or plant specimens for examination with light or electron microscopy.May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 210 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 419: Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation (3 Credits)

Covers the evolution, biology, ecology, and behavior of marine mammals from polar bears and sea otters to whales and dolphins. Marine mammal conservation and policy is also a major component of the course; several lecture sessions are devoted to the issue of whaling, threats to marine mammal populations, and recent conservation issues such as marine mammals and noise pollution. The course also includes a number of guest lectures from a variety of international marine mammal experts. Equivalent to BIOL 454, EVPP 519.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL/EVPP/GEOL 309 or BIOL/EVPP 449; and 60 credit hours.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 420: Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation Field Course (1 credit. Credits)

This course provides laboratory, seminar sessions and field work to accompany EVPP 419-001 - marine mammal biology and conservation. Field work includes several day-long boat trips. The field course may take place in the US or abroad. Equivalent to BIOL 455.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 419 or BIOL 454, concurrent enrollment is permitted.
Schedule Type: Seminar

EVPP 421: Marine Conservation (3 Credits)

Provides an overview of threats to the marine environment, and discusses the scientific, socioeconomic, and political issues behind marine conservation. Covers categories of marine pollutants (chemical, biological, and physical contaminants) and their impacts on the marine ecosystem, as well as impacts on humans (health, social, and economic), threats to key marine species (e.g., coral, sharks, turtles, and marine mammals) and initiatives and laws developed to reduce these threats. Scientific and socioeconomic problems that hinder sustainable fisheries management and the science and policy behind the global warming debate are also discussed. Provides an overview of marine environmental law and policy issues related to marine conservation policy. Equivalent to BIOL 450, EVPP 521.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL/EVPP/GEOL 309.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 427: Disease Ecology and Conservation (3 Credits)

Presents the trans-disciplinary discipline of conservation medicine, the study of relationships between organism and ecosystem health and environmental conditions. Topics include infectious and noninfectious diseases, pathogens, processes, and impacts on human, biotic, and ecosystem health, and how to address the consequences of diseases to populations and ecological communities. Notes: This course will co-meet with EVPP 527. Undergraduate students in this course will have separate (shorter) reading and writing assignments and will be graded according to a different rubric than the graduate students. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits and BIOL 213 or BIOL/EVPP 305/306 and BIOL 308.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 429: Environmental Science Communication (3 Credits)

Communicating environmental science is inherently challenging whether in academia, the public policy realm, or to the general public. The aim of this course is to expose students to the multiple ways environmental science can be communicated. Such exposure will be made both through a theoretical approach by examining science communication literature, as well as through practical, hands-on activities and assignments. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 430: Fundamentals of Environmental Geographic Information Systems (3 Credits)

Provides the basic knowledge to explore complex environmental data sets and relationships among biological, ecological, physical and anthropogenic variables using geographic information systems. Using spatial mapping and exploration tools students will be capable of independent analysis of complex environment. Notes: Previous knowledge of fundamentals of geography, coordinate systems and map projections is an asset. Knowledge of operating systems, text editor and spreadsheet is required. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 110 and 111 or EVPP 210, and IT 103 or CDS 130, and 60 credits hours; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 432: Energy Policy (3 Credits)

Overview of economic, political, and technological aspects of energy policy development. Students will examine various energy sources in the context of national and global considerations regarding electricity generation, efficiency and conservation, energy economics, and climate change. Updated yearly. The course may include one field trip. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits and EVPP 361/GOVT 361, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 436: The Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change (3 Credits)

Social science investigation of humans' role(s) in global climate change, including diversity of ecological, cultural and policy issues. Focuses on current science, causes and responses, human rights and social justice, vulnerability of marginalized populations, relevant issues associated with communication and behavior change, place of policy, and the multiple existing and potential roles of academic action. Discussion format. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 336, CLIM 101 and 60 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 440: Field Environmental Science (4 Credits)

Directed field studies emphasizing ecology and behavior. Topics vary but include design of field manipulations, data collection and analysis, and introduction to organisms of study site. Notes: Students bear cost of required field trips. May be repeated with permission of Environmental Science and Policy. Equivalent to BIOL 440.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 308 or 310 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

EVPP 442: Urban Ecosystems and Processes (4 Credits)

Provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that urban environments present to the plants and animals inhabiting cities and the ways that those organisms and entire ecosystems respond. Includes ecosystem ecology for engineered ecosystems, along with reviews of urban metabolism, energy budgets, water cycles, and soil ecology. Students design and conduct a small-scale green infrastructure experiment/project on campus. Equivalent to BIOL 442.
Recommended Corequisite: Prereqs: CHEM 211 and CHEM 213; MATH 113 or equivalent; BIOL 308 or EVPP 301; PHYS 243 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 445: Principles of Environmental Toxicology (3 Credits)

Explores basic principles of toxicology with an emphasis on the environment. Includes the history and scope of the field; absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of toxicants; mechanisms of toxic action; genetic toxicology; ecotoxicology as well as specific examples important toxicants. Introduces regulatory toxicology and human and ecological risk assessment. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 210 or both EVPP 110 and 111; and CHEM 211 and CHEM 212; and 60 credit hours; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 449: Marine Ecology (3 Credits)

Plants and animals of marine environments and physical and chemical conditions that affect their existence. Notes: Will be cross-listed with BIOL 449. Equivalent to BIOL 449.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 308 and BIOL/EVPP/GEOL 309; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 451: Fungi and Ecosystems (3 Credits)

Considers impact of fungi on ecosystems in terms of effects on biogeochemical cycling, primary and secondary production, and regulating community structure and populations of individual species through activities as symbionts and parasites. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 301 or BIOL 308 or course in microbiology; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 468: Vertebrate Natural History (4 Credits)

Introduces vertebrates with emphasis on systematics, evolution, life history, behavior, and ecology. Laboratory emphasis on identification, taxonomy, and natural history of local vertebrates. Equivalent to BIOL 468.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 301 and 302 or BIOL 308 and BIOL 310; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 475: Global Biodiversity Governance (3 Credits)

Study global biodiversity governance from a political/policy science perspective. Regime and governance literature, and empirical examples including intergovernmental policy, such as biodiversity-related climate change policy (REDD+), and certification standards, such as the Forest Sterwardship Council (RSC), will be examined, with guest lecturers and a simulation of an intergovernmental negotiation. Designated a Green Leaf Course. Notes: This course will co-meet with EVPP 575. Undergraduate students in this course will be graded according to a different rubric than the graduate students. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: One (environmental) social science course.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 480: Sustainability in Action (4 Credits)

Provide students with valuable and tangible experience in practical aspects of realizing sustainability goals and to transfer theory into practice. Allows students to engage in real-world, sustainability-related projects that provide benefits for a target community. Identify and attempt to solve a sustainability-related problem or address a sustainability-related need in a specific target community. Notes: Capstone course for the Sustainability Minor see Environmental Science and Policy department listing for details. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course, Scholarly Inquiry
Recommended Prerequisite: Completed or concurrent enrollment in all other required Mason Core courses; completion of 60 credits
Schedule Type: Seminar

EVPP 490: Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy (4 Credits)

Studies selected topics in environmental science and policy using lectures, guest lectures, student presentations, or laboratory exercises. Notes: Topics vary, but each offering has coherent syllabus. May be repeated for credit if topics are significantly different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 8 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 494: Internship (1-3 Credits)

Involves off-campus, professional student work with approved agencies, institutions, non-profits, or businesses. Work must produce one or more academic products such as: comprehensive report, departmental presentation, poster, or article. At least one substantive piece of work will be assessed for each internship credit being undertaken. Scope of work, credits, and academic product(s) are determined in consultation with the internship instructor. Notes: Credit will be assigned based on the number of hours participating in the internship each week: 1 Credit = 4-6 hours/week, 2 Credits= 8-12 hours/week, 3 Credits= 12-18 hours/week. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Internship

Graduate

500-Level Courses in EVPP

EVPP 503: Field Mapping Techniques (3 Credits)

Basic techniques for collecting, recording, and plotting spatial field data, including topographic maps, compass, transit, alidade, and global positioning systems. Field work and field-based research project. Equivalent to GEOL 506, GEOL 553.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 105 or equivalent, EVSC 110, GGS 102, or GEOL 101 or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

EVPP 505: Selected Topics in Environmental Science (4 Credits)

Topic depends on instructor's specialty. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: A course in Geology or Ecology, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 506: Science of the Environment I (3 Credits)

Environmental science is explored in this 2-semester sequence providing the foundation in chemistry (I) and biology (II) required for graduate students with social sciences backgrounds seeking a degree and career in environmental science and policy. Notes: For graduate students entering the Environmental Science and Policy or other programs. Not available to students with undergraduate degrees in the natural sciences. This course is in addition to all other degree requirements. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 507: Science of the Environment II (3 Credits)

Environmental science is explored in this 2-semester sequence providing the foundation in chemistry (I) and biology (II) required for graduate students with social sciences backgrounds seeking a degree and career in environmental science and policy. Notes: For graduate students entering the Environmental Science and Policy or other programs. Not available to students with undergraduate degrees in the natural sciences. This course is in addition to all other degree requirements. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 506 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 515: Molecular Environmental Biology I (3 Credits)

Introduces molecular environmental biology covering basic concepts of molecular biology, molecular evolution, and bioinformatics, and application to problems in molecular and environmental biology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introductory biology and genetics or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 518: Conservation Biology (3 Credits)

Introduction to the science used to identify species in need of conservation, and techniques to manage and protect organisms. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Course in Ecology.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 519: Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation (3 Credits)

Covers the evolution, biology, ecology, and behavior of marine mammals from polar bears and sea otters to whales and dolphins. Marine mammal conservation and policy is also a major component of the course; several lecture sessions are devoted to the issue of whaling, threats to marine mammal populations, and recent conservation issues such as marine mammals and noise pollution. The course also includes a number of guest lectures from a variety of international marine mammal experts. Equivalent to EVPP 419.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 520: Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation Field Course (1 credit. Credits)

This course provides laboratory, seminar sessions and field work to accompany EVPP 519-001 marine mammal biology and conservation. Field work includes several day-long boat trips. The field course may take place in the US or abroad, including in Scotland at the University (of London) Marine Biological Station, which is equipped with boats and laboratories. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: EVPP 519.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

EVPP 521: Marine Conservation (3 Credits)

Provides an overview of threats to the marine environment, and discusses the scientific, socioeconomic, and political issues behind marine conservation. Covers categories of marine pollutants (chemical, biological, and physical contaminants) and their impacts on the marine ecosystem, as well as impacts on humans (health, social, and economic), threats to key marine species (e.g., coral, sharks, turtles, and marine mammals) and initiatives and laws developed to reduce these threats. Scientific and socioeconomic problems that hinder sustainable fisheries management and the science and policy behind the global warming debate are also discussed. Provides an overview of marine environmental law and policy issues related to marine conservation policy. Equivalent to EVPP 421.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 524: Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics (3 Credits)

Introduces theory of external costs and benefits, public goods, natural resource management, and benefit and cost analysis for noneconomists. Lecture-discussion format with student presentations and participation. Analytical problems set, short writing assignments, and exams. Equivalent to GGS 524.
Recommended Prerequisite: Basic algebra skills.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 525: Economics of Human/Environment Interactions (3 Credits)

Advanced topics in environmental, natural resource, and ecological economics for noneconomist. Emphasizes sustainability, intergenerational equity, and economic-ecological feedbacks. Equivalent to GGS 525.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 524/GGS 524 or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 527: Disease Ecology and Conservation (3 Credits)

Presents the trans-disciplinary discipline of conservation medicine, the study of relationships between organism and ecosystem health and environmental conditions. Topics include infectious and noninfectious diseases, pathogens, processes, and impacts on human, biotic, and ecosystem health, and how to address the consequences of diseases to populations and ecological communities. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Courses in microbiology, ecology, or conservation, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 529: Environmental Science Communication (3 Credits)

Communicating environmental science is inherently challenging whether in academia, the public policy realm, or to the general public. The aim of this course is to expose students to the multiple ways environmental science can be communicated. Such exposure will be made both through a theoretical approach by examining science communication literature, as well as through practical, hands-on activities and assignments. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 531: Land-use Modeling Techniques and Applications (3 Credits)

Surveys literature on spatially explicit empirical models of land-use change. Offers hands-on experience developing and running simple models. Includes statistical models, mathematical programming models, cellular automata, agent-based models, and integrated models. Equivalent to GGS 531.
Recommended Prerequisite: GGS 550 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 532: Animal Behavior (3 Credits)

Ecological aspects of animal behavior. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 533: Energy Policy (3 Credits)

Discusses resource options in the context of 3E's: energy security, environment, and economics. Examines how these considerations apply to 3 P's developed by Jennifer Sklarew: priorities, politics, and process. Examines sustainability and environmental angles of resources, reasons for specific nations' policy choices, and possibilities for future energy policies. Considers how energy policies can create cooperation and conflict domestically and internationally. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 536: The Diversity of Fishes (3 Credits)

This course delves into the biology and ecology of fishes. Subjects of this class include fish anatomy, taxonomy, evolution, habitat adaptations, community dynamics, and ecosystem interactions. The course will also touch on human impacts on fishes, and conservation. Equivalent to BIOL 536.
Recommended Prerequisite: Course in ecology or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 537: Ornithology (4 Credits)

Study of evolution, systematics, physiology, ecology, and behavior of birds, emphasizing field work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Course in ecology or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 538: Mammalogy (4 Credits)

Study of evolution, systematics, physiology, ecology, and behavior of mammals, emphasizing fieldwork. Equivalent to BIOL 538.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 303 and BIOL 307 or permission of the instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 539: Herpetology (4 Credits)

Study of evolution, systematics, physiology, ecology, and behavior of amphibians and reptiles, emphasizing field work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Course in ecology or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 542: Urban Ecosystems & Processes (4 Credits)

Provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that urban environments present to the plants and animals inhabiting cities and the ways that those organisms and entire ecosystems respond. Includes ecosystem ecology for engineered ecosystems, along with reviews of urban metabolism, energy budgets, water cycles, and soi! ecology. Students design and conduct a small-scale reen infrastructure experiment/pro·ect on cam us. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: Prerequisites: CHEM 211 and 213; MATH 113 or equivalent; BIOL 308 or EVPP 302; PHYS 243 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 543: Tropical Ecosystems (4 Credits)

Terrestrial, aquatic, and marine ecosystems in the tropics, emphasizing plant communities, plant-animal interactions, and role of humans in tropics.Notes: Requires field trip to tropics as part of lab. Equivalent to BIOL 543.
Recommended Prerequisite: A course in ecology and permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 549: Marine Ecology (3 Credits)

Presents the Ecology of Marine Ecosystems including from the intertidal zone to the deep sea, and from coral reefs to seagrass beds and polar seas. Overviews the evolutionary characteristics and ecological processes and community structure of species and their habitats; and special problems that confront marine organisms due to anthropogenic change. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP or BIOL 308 and BIOL/EVPP/GEOL 309 (or the equivalent), or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 550: Waterscape Ecology and Management (3 Credits)

Studies physical, chemical, and biological components of freshwater ecosystems with emphasis on streams, rivers, and lakes; links between watersheds and freshwater ecosystems; and impact of human management. Equivalent to BIOL 550.
Recommended Prerequisite: A course in chemistry and a course in ecology.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 551: Fungi and Ecosystems (3 Credits)

Considers impact of fungi on ecosystems in terms of effects on biogeochemical cycling, primary and secondary production, and regulating community structure and populations of individual species through activities as symbionts and parasites. Equivalent to BIOL 559.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 304 and/or a course in microbiology or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 555: Lab in Waterscape Ecology (1 credit. Credits)

Field and laboratory approaches to freshwater ecology with emphasis on study design, sampling methods, laboratory and data analysis, and report writing. Equivalent to BIOL 555.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 550 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

EVPP 560: Infectious Diseases of Wildlife (3 Credits)

Examines infectious diseases of wildlife with emphasis on causes and mechanisms, pathobiology, ecology and epidemiology and population significance. Explores methods of diagnosis, control, prevention and outbreak investigation as they apply to management and conseration of wildlife populations. Also, diseases crossing species barriers will be examined. Note: Course will co-meet with BIOL 460/EVPP 460.Equivalent to BIOL 560.
Recommended Prerequisite: Courses on evolution, ecology, zoology, and conservation biology or permission of the instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 563: Coastal Morphology and Processes (4 Credits)

Studies global coastal geomorphology and processes, emphasizing U.S. Atlantic and gulf coasts. Topics include plate tectonics; sea-level changes; sediment supply; impact of waves, tides, storms; and human activities. Lecture, extended weekend field trips to mid-Atlantic coast. Equivalent to GEOL 563.
Recommended Prerequisite: Course in Geology, Oceanography, Marine Science, or Physical Geography; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 575: Global Biodiversity Governance (3 Credits)

Study global biodiversity governance from a political/policy science perspective. Regime and governance literature, and empirical examples including intergovernmental policy, such as biodiversity-related climate change policy (REDD+), and certification standards, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), will be examined, with guest lecturers and a simulation of an inter governmental negotiation. Designated a Green Leaf Course. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: One (environmental) social science course.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 577: Biogeochemistry: A Global Perspective (3 Credits)

Structure and function of ecosystems, their interactions as components of landscapes, and contributions to the global environment. Emphasizes biogeochemical cycles of natural, disturbed, and managed ecosystems, and integration at landscape and global level as related to current ecological problems such as transfer of nonpoint source pollutants, atmospheric deposition, stratospheric ozone depletion, and global change. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: A course in ecology and a course in chemistry, or Permission of Instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 581: Estuarine and Coastal Ecology (3 Credits)

Emphasizes marine biology of estuarine and coastal habitats of Chesapeake Bay region, and factors affecting distribution and abundance of organisms. Equivalent to BIOL 581.
Recommended Prerequisite: Course in ecology and permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 582: Estuarine and Coastal Ecology Laboratory (1 credit. Credits)

Provides training in field measurement of physical and chemical parameters, and collection and identification of local organisms. Emphasizes the practice of ecological field research. Equivalent to BIOL 582.
Recommended Corequisite: EVPP/BIOL 581.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

600-Level Courses in EVPP

EVPP 607: Fundamentals of Ecology (3 Credits)

Overview of concepts in physiological, population, community, ecosystem, biogeographical and human ecology. Notes: Restricted to graduate students with little or no background in ecology. Students who have taken BIOL 307 or the equivalent elsewhere are ineligible for this course. Equivalent to BIOL 607.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 608: Introduction to Environmental Social Science (3 Credits)

The course Environmental Social Science - ESS - aims to provide insight into the some of the most relevant social sciences and social scientific perspectives for studying environmental issues. The course introduces students to different social scientific disciplines. They will also learn about different social scientific theoretical perspectives and concepts, which they will apply in a research project. Designated a Green Leaf Course. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 610: Bioremediation: Theory and Applications (3 Credits)

Provides basis for understanding proper application of bioremedial technologies to treatment of hazardous wastes. Includes evaluation of data to determine successful treatment. Equivalent to BIOL 610.
Recommended Prerequisite: Course in microbiology and either organic chemistry or biochemistry or Permission of Instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 613: Environmental Geochemistry and Mineralogy (3 Credits)

Explores hot topics and aids students in developing intellectual skills to identify key research problems. Students will also improve their writing and presentation skills. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 615: Molecular Environmental Biology II (4 Credits)

Applied course covering theory and methodology of molecular environmental biology, including analysis of selected case studies in conservation biology of macro-organisms, molecular systematics, and microbial ecology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 515 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 619: The Challenge of Biodiversity (3 Credits)

The Challenge of Biodiversity examines the science and policy of biodiversity conservation, through case studies, current events, guest speakers, class discussion, reading and assignments. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, communication skills and critical thinking. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of graduate course work or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 620: Development of US. Environmental Policies. (3 Credits)

Examines nature and historical development of environmental policy in the United States, including consideration of social, political, economic and environmental factors, and ways it is expressed and implemented. Also considers sustainability and emerging issues. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: 8 graduate credits including graduate course in policy process and course in ecology; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 621: Overview of Biodiversity Conservation (3 Credits)

Lectures, reading assignments, class discussions, and orally presented and written case studies to explore what biodiversity is, why it is important, how conservation has evolved, and status today. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 8 credits of graduate environmental policy and/or science, including ecology, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 622: Management of Wild Living Resources (3 Credits)

Examines management of different types of wild living resources: animal and plant, aquatic and terrestrial. Reviews status of resources, analyzes factors that have led to present situation, and considers what may be required to achieve effective and sustainable management. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: 8 graduate credits of ecology or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 623: Translating Environmental Policy into Action (3 Credits)

Guest lecturers, class discussions, written and orally presented case studies, and assigned reading to identify and analyze factors involved in moving from science and policy to concrete action. Provides understanding of basic principles, skills, and strategies. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 8 credits of graduate environmental policy and/or science, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 626: Environment and Development in Asia (3 Credits)

Examine environment and development in selected countries of South, Southeast, and East Asia. Reviews relationship between environment and development, considers background and history leading up to the present, and considers requirements to achieve more effective and sustainable results. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: A course in policy process, a course in international development and a course in ecology, or Permission of Instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 627: Environmental Policy in Latin America (3 Credits)

Examine environmental policy in Latin America. Reviews evolution of environmental policy and relationship between environment and development, considers background and history leading up to the present, and considers requirements to achieve more effective and sustainable results. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: 8 graduate credits in policy process, international development, and ecology; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 628: Environment and Development in Africa (3 Credits)

Examine environment and development in sub-Saharan Africa. Reviews relationship between environment and development, considers background and history leading up to present, and considers requirements to achieve more effective and sustainable results. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: 8 graduate credits in policy process, international development, and ecology; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 630: Methods and Logic of Social Inquiry (3 Credits)

Emphasizes gathering, interpretation, and evaluation of scientific evidence. Develops critical thinking skills and covers logic of scientific inquiry, including various data collection methods such as experiments, observational research, and Q methodology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in statistics and research methods or Permission of Instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 631: Spatial Agent-based Models of Human-Environment Interactions (3 Credits)

Discusses key challenges in spatial modeling of human-environment interactions. Reviews agent-based modeling applications in urban and rural interactions, agriculture, forestry, and other areas. Hands-on development of simple ABM models, and investigation of links between GIS and ABM. Equivalent to GGS 631.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 531 or CSS 600 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 632: Qualitative Research Methods for Environmental Scientists (3 Credits)

Course engages questions of qualitative research methods for scientists conducting human-environment research. Focuses on tools to investigate the human-environment nexis, including community-based conservation and management research and decolonizing methodologies. Students discuss and practice 'triangulation'-- the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods-- a necessary skill for environmental/human-environment research. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 635: Environment and Society (3 Credits)

Human-environment interactions in human ecology perspective, historical basis of human environmental impact, indigenous and nonindigenous worldviews in context of modernization, environmental degradation and globalization, and contemporary policy and research initiatives geared toward resilience and sustainability. Discussion format. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 636: Gender, Race, and the Natural World (3 Credits)

Advanced study of links among gender, race, and nature using social-psychological framework, original sources, and seminar and discussion. Analyzes ideologies that underpin the interlocking narratives of gender, race, and nature, and examines role of science in producing these ideologies. Equivalent to SOCI 590.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 637: Human Dimensions of Climate Change (3 Credits)

Examines human dimensions of climate change, biodiversity loss, ozone depletion, and related anthropogenic alterations of biosphere. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 638: Corporate Environmental Management and Policy (3 Credits)

Provides understanding of how environmental issues interact with business strategy decisions. Emphasizes learning about proactive win-win environmental management strategies being implemented by world's leading firms, and shows how government policies and regulations can be designed to simultaneously promote higher environmental protection and competitiveness. Combines mini lectures, participatory discussions. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 641: Environmental Science and Public Policy (3 Credits)

Effects of human activities on environment. Considers airborne, waterborne, and solid waste contaminants with respect to sources, control, and effect on ecosystems and humans. Focus is on scientific and technical aspects of environmental contamination. Includes discussion of science policy related to these topics. Equivalent to BIOL 641.
Recommended Prerequisite: A course in Ecology or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 642: Environmental Policy (3 Credits)

In-depth examination of U.S. efforts since 1970 to mitigate pollution of air, land, and water. Addresses issues of global concern, including biodiversity loss, ozone depletion, and climate change. Equivalent to PUAD 642.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 643: Microbial Ecology (4 Credits)

Studies relationships between microorganisms and their natural environment, and methodology for observing the microbes in nature and the biochemistry of environmental systems. Includes discussion of the role of microbes both in creating and removing toxic threats in the environment. Laboratory component includes field sampling/analyses and laboratory isolation and identification of microbes as well as measurement of their physiological activities. Equivalent to BIOL 643.
Recommended Prerequisite: A course in microbiology or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 645: Freshwater Ecology (3 Credits)

Studies biotic and abiotic interactions that affect structure and composition of freshwater ecosystems. Emphasizes research literature. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 550 or Permission of Instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 646: Wetland Ecology and Management (3 Credits)

Emphasizes structure, functions, and ecological processes of created and natural wetlands from an ecosystem perspective. Students will be expected to develop an understanding of hydrologic, physicochemical, and ecological aspects of wetlands and the management of these systems through in-class and field/lab works. Each student is required to carry out an individual research project that involves field and lab works, and write a research paper. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 307 or EVPP 377, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 647: Wetland Ecology Lab and Field (1 credit. Credits)

Use laboratory and field work to study the structure and function of wetland ecosystems. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 646 (formerly EVPP 644).
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

EVPP 648: Population Ecology (3 Credits)

Surveys ecological models and theory. Topics include population growth and regulation, competition, predator-prey, herbivore-plant, and parasite-host interactions, mutualism, and metapopulation ecology. Equivalent to BIOL 648.
Recommended Prerequisite: A Course in ecology or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 650: Ecosystem Analysis and Modeling (4 Credits)

Introduces principles, history, and methodologies of systems ecology, emphasizing development and simulation of ecological models for natural resource/ecosystem management, conceptual and symbolic models, and simulation techniques on microcomputers. Equivalent to BIOL 650.
Recommended Prerequisite: A course in ecology or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

EVPP 651: Multivariate Data Analysis for Ecology and Environmental Science (3 Credits)

Provides graduate students in ecology and environmental science with tools needed to analyze multivariate data sets. Topics include classification and ordination. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 607 or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 652: The Hydrosphere (3 Credits)

Components and transfer processes within hydrosphere, which consists of aqueous envelope of Earth including oceans, lakes, rivers; snow, ice, glaciers, soil, moisture, ground water, and atmospheric water vapor. Equivalent to GGS 656.
Recommended Prerequisite: 2 semesters of calculus and partial differential equations.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 670: Environmental Law (3 Credits)

Studies environmental laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act, and regulatory issues such as the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts. Emphasizes critical evaluation of alternatives to unresolved issues in environmental policies. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Course in Ecology, Environmental Biology, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 675: Environmental Planning and Administration (3 Credits)

Examines interaction of man and ecological systems; causes of damage or deterioration in environment; content, oversights, and externalities in management decision processes that affect environment and effectiveness of plan implementation; means of assessing environmental impact; and administrative approaches for minimizing environmental impact. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 677: Applied Ecology and Ecosystem Management (3 Credits)

Uses ecological principles to manage natural resources. Emphasizes hierarchical levels of organization within ecological systems, and management of ecosystems to conserve biodiversity, natural resources, and environment. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 607 or EVPP 607 or equivalent.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 681: Introduction to Bioinformatics (3 Credits)

Overview of methods and tools in bioinformatics including Internet interfaces to sequence databases, methods for performing searches of biological databases, sequence alignment, phylogenetic analysis, other types of DNA sequence analysis, web-based tools, and databases in structural biology. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: A course in molecular biology or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 682: Principles of Environmental Conflict (3 Credits)

Explores the nature and characteristics of environmental conflict and efforts to manage, resolve or transform it. Students will develop a capacity to assess the strengths and weaknesses of environmental conflict resolution processes while learning about best practices for preventing, preparing for, and addressing environmental conflict. Equivalent to CONF 682.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 607, CONF 501, and CONF 502, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 683: Environmental Conflict Resolution: Situation Assessment, Process Design and Best Practices (3 Credits)

This course explores best practices for managing, resolving, and transforming environmental conflict using environmental conflict resolution (ECR) processes. Nature and dynamics of environmental disputes, methods for assessing conflict situations, and methods for conducting various forms of ECR processes will be covered in the context of selected case studies with emphasis on student involvement. Equivalent to CONF 683.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 682 or CONF 682, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 684: Environmental Conflict Resolution and Collaboration: Leadership Practicum/Capstone (3 Credits)

This course is the capstone course for the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Conflict Resolution and Collaboration. Under supervision of the instructor, students will undertake an assessment of an active environmental conflict and recommend a range of processes that promote identified goals for preferred conflict outcomes. Equivalent to CONF 684.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 682 or CONF 682, and EVPP 683 or CONF 683.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 692: Master's Seminar in Environmental Science and Public Policy (1 credit. Credits)

Explores selected topics in environmental science and public policy using lectures, guest lectures, student presentations, and discussions of current literature. Notes: Topics vary. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 4 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

EVPP 693: Directed Studies in Environmental Science and Public Policy (1-4 Credits)

Studies topic not otherwise available in graduate program. May involve reading assignments, tutorials, lectures, papers, presentations, and lab or field study determined in consultation with instructor. Notes: Short study plan required. May not be used to fulfill explicit undergraduate prerequisites for graduate work. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 8 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Research

700-Level Courses in EVPP

EVPP 730: Environmental Policy Research in Practice (3 Credits)

Course is designed for students interested in social science-oriented environmental research. Student learn how to ground their research ideas in social science theory, develop a central research question and construct original research hypotheses that are grounded in social science literature. They also hone their peer reviewing skills by assessing other students' research and offering constructive commentary. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 12 credit hours of graduate course work at Mason or approval of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

EVPP 738: Sustainable Enterprise Theory (3 Credits)

This course is designed to critically evaluate the scholarly research related to sustainable enterprise. The class provides an overview of the major theories, research designs, and methodologies associated with this emerging research domain. Students apply these theories to develop social science research proposals for empirical investigation. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 638 Corporate Environmental Management and Policy, equivalent class, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 741: Advanced Topics in Environmental Science and Public Policy (4 Credits)

Studies selected advanced topics in environmental science and public policy. Lectures, guest lectures, student presentations, laboratory exercises. Notes: Topics vary; each offering has coherent theme. May be repeated for credit if topics significantly differ. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 10 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Eight hours of graduate coursework in Environmental Science and Public Policy, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 745: Environmental Toxicology (3 Credits)

Studies nature, distribution, and interaction of toxic chemicals released into environment. Topics include acute, subchronic, and chronic toxicity testing; uptake, distribution and metabolism of toxins as well as their distribution in the environment. Emphasizes effects on nonhuman biota, detection and fate of chemicals, and includes discussion of implications for government regulation. Equivalent to BIOL 745.
Recommended Prerequisite: EVPP 445 or EVPP 545 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

EVPP 792: Seminar in Earth Systems Science (2 Credits)

Seminar for Earth systems science graduate students with background in major systems. Capstone experience. Seminars presented by faculty and students. Notes: Topics vary from semester to semester. Equivalent to GGS 792.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 graduate credits and courses on the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

EVPP 793: Research in Environmental Science and Public Policy (1-3 Credits)

Library, laboratory, or field investigation under supervision of instructor. Notes: Short proposal required. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 8 graduate credits in EVPP and Permission of Instructor and Chair.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Research

EVPP 797: Master's Thesis Proposal (1-3 Credits)

Work on research proposal that forms basis for a master's thesis. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 12 credits and permission of major professor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Research

EVPP 798: Master's Research Project in Environmental Science and Public Policy (1-3 Credits)

Experimental, observational, literature-based, or theoretical research project chosen and completed under guidance of faculty member. Proposal required before enrollment. Comprehensive report acceptable to student's committee required for completion. Notes: Students taking EVPP 798 may receive no more than 6 credits for both EVPP 793 and EVPP 798. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Approved project proposal and permission of instructor and Chair.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis

EVPP 799: Master's Thesis in Environmental Science and Public Policy (1-6 Credits)

Experimental, observational, or theoretical research under instructor's supervision that culminates in production of thesis. Thesis work should be potentially publishable. Notes: No more than 6 credits of EVPP 793 and EVPP 799 may be applied to master's degree. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Approved thesis proposal and permission of instructor and Chair.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis

800-Level Courses in EVPP

EVPP 894: Supervised Internship (3-12 Credits)

Training in application of ecological skills to environmental management and policy under supervision of a qualified environmental scientist at governmental agency, consulting firm, industry, or other acceptable organization. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Permission of student's doctoral committee, graduate program director and department chair.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Internship

900-Level Courses in EVPP

EVPP 991: Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science (2 Credits)

Topics generally address interface between environmental science and public policy. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: 8 hours of Ecology or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar

EVPP 998: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (1-6 Credits)

Work on research proposal that forms basis for a doctoral dissertation. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral candidacy.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

EVPP 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-12 Credits)

Research on basic or applied problem in environmental science and public policy. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation