Courses

ESE 6107. Graduate Seminar.

Graduate Seminar (1-0) Presentation and discussion of topics in environmental science and engineering by graduate students, faculty and visitors.

1 Credit Hour
1 Total Contact Hour
0 Lab Hour
1 Lecture Hour
0 Other Hour

ESE 6301. Environmental Law and Policy.

Environmental Law and Policy (3-0) Focus on the formulation, implementation, enforcement, and evaluation of environmental policies. A review of the legal and administrative environmental systems of both the United states and Mexico will be included. Questions of environmental risk and equity will be addressed.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ESE 6303. Transport/Treat/Contaminants.

Transport, Fate, and Treatment of Contaminants in the Environment (3-0) Review of transport phenomena active in environmental systems. Fluid flow and contaminant transport in surface waters, groundwaters, the vadose zone, and the atomsphere. Multimedia contaminant transport. Relationship between transport properties and site remediation. Application of computer models for environmental transport.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ESE 6306. Prin Experimental & Eng Design.

Principles of Experimental and Engineering Design (3-0) Student with different backgrounds examine experimental and engineering design principles with special application to the solution of environmental problems. Student teams will be formed to define an interdisciplinary environmental problem of regional interest.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ESE 6307. Interdisciplin Envir Prob Solv.

Interdisciplinary Environmental Problem Solving (3-0) Students with different backgrounds will work in teams to examine interdisciplinary environmental issues specific to the far west Texas border region and prepare a group report with recommendations, which consider scientific, political, economic, and social aspects.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (ESE 6306 w/C or better)

ESE 6308. Population Ecology.

Population Ecology (3-0) This course will include discussions of population dynamics, factors limiting populations, population projection matrices, demography and life table analysis, stable and stationary populations, survivorship curves, competition, predations and multiple species assemblages. Prerequiste: Program approval. Deleted in June 1997 at the request of Dr. Chip Groat, program director. Reinstated at ESE/BIOL department request Sept/98.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ESE 6312. Enrgy Policy Anal & Econ Model.

The role of energy issues and policy options in economic and social development. Integrated national energy planning, conceptual framework, subsectoral analysis, sectoral integration, and implementation. Economic tools for energy systems.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ESE 6314. Energy Systems Engineering.

System level analysis of technologies, environmental aspects of energy conversion, and utilization engineering. Discussion of latest technologies within each energy systems area, the opportunities and challenges of current and emerging energy technologies, and the energy vision for sustainable future. Prrerequisite: Departmental approval.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ESE 6316. Sustainable Energy.

Concepts of sustainable development. Economic development and economic growth. Discussion of energy resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use, with an emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs. Discussion of renewable energy technologies (solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal) in the context of political, social, economic, and environmental goals.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ESE 6318. Energy Use & Climate Change.

Discussion of relationship between climate change and energy uses. Carbon cycle. Modeling climate and climate change. Climate in the future.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ESE 6320. Adv Topics in Energy Engr.

Contemporary advanced energy topics such as secure and reliable energy supplies, clean power generation, hydrogen economy, energy efficiency, and critical infrastructure assurance.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ESE 6396. Doctoral Research.

Doctoral Research (0-0-3) Directed research on topics in environmental science and engineering related to the dissertation or conducted as a component of the student's overall graduate program.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

ESE 6398. Dissertation.

Dissertation (0-0-3) Taken when preparation of the dissertation is begun. One enrollment required.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

ESE 6399. Dissertation.

Dissetation (0-0-3) Taken continuously during preparation of the dissertation.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (ESE 6398 w/P or better)

ESE 6402. Environmental Chemistry.

Environmental Chemistry (3-3) Review of classification & properties of chemical materials of environmental interest. Study of chemical principles pertaining to acidity, basicity, redox properties, solubility, partitioning, & transport in the environment. Chemical reactions in aqueous, soil, sediment & atmospheric phases. Environmental analytical techniques. The laboratory emphasizes analytical protocols utilized in environmental laboraries.

4 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
3 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ESE 6404. Environmental Biology.

Environmental Biology (3-3) An examination of the theoretical and experimental aspects of the relationship between biological and physical environments at the individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels. This includes microbial ecology and biogeochemical cycling of nutrients.

4 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
3 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ESE 6405. Environmental Geoscience.

Environmental Geoscience (3-3) Application of earth science to principles and processes to environmental issues. Topics will include fundamentals of physical geology and their applications to geohazards, engineering geology, surface and ground water, erosion, and environmental geochemistry. Atmospheric and climate topics will include global change issues. Labs will feature hands-on experience with earth materials, maps, analytical techniques, and environmental problem solving.

4 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
3 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours