ENVE 470 Industrial Ecology 3.0 Credits
Industrial Ecology (IE) is an evolving view of industrial operations which seeks to design processes and manufacture products in such a way to minimize and optimize their environmental interactions. IE borrows the analogy from nature that “waste” from one organism is “food” for another. Within the “technosphere”, the organization in which economic processes and activities are conducted by humans, IE uses the evolving tools life cycle assessment (LCA), material flow analysis (MFA), and economic valuation, to explore novel approaches to minimizing waste stocks and flows at both micro and macro levels.
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 240 [Min Grade: B-] and ENVE 300 [Min Grade: B-]
ENVS 470 Advanced Topics in Evolution 3.0 Credits
Discusses and evaluates selected topics such as population and quantitative genetics, genomics in evolutionary analysis, fitness concepts and modes of selection, species concepts and modes of speciation, evolution of development and complex adaptations, biological diversification over space and time, adaptive radiation and extinction, historical biogeography. Topics for each term will be selected based on current research and interest.
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Prerequisites: ENVS 212 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 217 [Min Grade: D]