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This course is sustainability-related because it includes sustainability as a course component or module, or concentrates on a specific sustainability principle or issue. The course helps build knowledge about a component of sustainability or introduces students to sustainability concepts during part of the course.  At least 25% of the course content focuses on at least one of the enumerated sustainability criteria.

Groundwater Hydrology

Topics include conservation of fluid mass, storage properties of porous media, matrix compressibility, boundary conditions, flow nets, well hydraulics, groundwater chemistry, and solute transport. Design projects and computer applications included. Prerequisites: CEE20 or equivalent; CEE170 or MAE130A or equivalent; or consent of instructor. Concurrent with CEE172.
Department: 
CEE

Biotechnology of Wastewater

Water and wastewater microbiology. Engineering principles, molecular aspects, and overview of microorganisms of importance to public health. Topics include aerobic and anaerobic wastewater treatment and disinfection of pathogens in water, wastewaters, and biosolids. Prerequisites: Chemistry 51A, CEE161, CEE162; or consent of instructor.
Department: 
CEE

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the environment and their impact on human health and welfare. Emphasis on microbial abundance, community structure, and interactions. Microbiological application in solving environmental engineering problems. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Department: 
CEE

Advanced Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes

Theory and dynamics of physical and chemical separation processes in water and wastewater treatment. Topics include coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, gas transfer, membrane separations, and adsorption. Prerequisites: CEE161 and CEE162.
Department: 
CEE

Advanced Biological Treatment Processes

Analysis of natural biological processes in the aquatic environment. Design of biological treatment processes with emphasis on suspended growth systems. Aerobic and anaerobic treatment systems, biodegradation of contaminants in the environment. Construction and use of computer models for process design and operation. Prerequisites: CEE161 and CEE162.
Department: 
CEE

Biological Treatment Process Design

Design of biological treatment processes. Topics include attached and suspended growth, aeration, anaerobic systems, process control and economics. Design projects included. Prerequisite: CEE161.
Department: 
CEE

Atmospheric Chemistry of the Natural and Polluted Troposphere

Kinetics, mechanisms, and photochemistry of tropospheric reactions in the gas, liquid, and solid phases, and methods of analysis. Chemistry of photochemical oxidant formation and acid deposition, and applications to control strategies. Chemistry of toxic chemicals and indoor air pollution. Prerequisites: Chemistry 130A-B-C or 131A-BC and Chemistry 151 and 151L or equivalent.
Department: 
CHEM

Population and Community Ecology

Population structure, function, development, and evolution. Topics include population structure, population growth and regulation, metapopulations, predation, competition, species diversity, ecosystem function, macroecology, and island biogeography. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences E106.
Department: 
BIO SCI

Environmental Psychology

Impact of the physical environment on individual and group behavior. Three basic concerns examined: (a) environmental determinants of behavior at the individual and interpersonal level; (b) social planning and urban design; and (c) methodological approaches to the study of environmental issues.
Department: 
PP & D

Urban Design Principles

Introduction to principles of urban design and its applications. Study of contemporary and traditional theories of urban design formulated to improve physical characteristics of built environment to facilitate an enhanced quality of life. A variety of case studies are discussed.
Department: 
PP & D

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