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ENV 420: Environmental Site Assessment The course covers the background and techniques required of an environmental professional in performing Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments. These assessments are commonly required when there is a transfer of ownership of commercial or industrial property. Topics include site characterization, fate and transport, and application of the three attainment standards associated with Act II, Pennsylvania Land Recycling Program. Hands-on field experience included in the course activities. Course alternates annually with ENV 422. Prerequisites: Senior standing 2 credits ENV 422: Wetlands Science & Engineering Wetlands Science and Engineering is a comprehensive course in wetland identification, function & value assessments, and management. The course will cover the fundamentals of identifying and delineating jurisdictional wetlands utilizing the current methods described in the 1987 US Army Corps of Engineers Manual. Comparative reference will be made to the 1989 EPA Joint Manual. Wetland design and construction methods will be presented as applicable to water quality enhancement, wildlife habitat improvement, stormwater management, and riparian environments. Course alternates annually with ENV 420. Prerequisites: Senior standing 2 credits ENV 430: Environmental Sustainability (course catalog description) This is an upper level course that will cover such topics as basic concepts of sustainability, energy auditing, green and sustainable materials and life-cycle frameworks for sustainability. The course also focuses on an application of concept of sustainability to management of energy, water and waste. Students will demonstrate key knowledge in sustainability by conducting a life-cycle assessment (LCA) project. Prerequisite: CHEM 111/114 3 credits ENV 435: Water Quality Modeling An overview of fundamental processes and models developed to simulate and predict changes in water quality in natural settings. This course will be restricted to freshwater surface waters, particularly streams and rivers, but there will be some discussion of lakes and reservoirs. Students will become familiar with USEPA’s BASINS (a GIS software for the presentation and analysis of water quality data) and the models associated with it. Course offered alternate Spring Semesters. Prerequisites: Senior standing and ENV 403 4 credits ENV 440: Industrial Health I This course will review the basic principles and knowledge required to recognize, evaluate and control hazardous agents within the workplace environment. The topics to be covered include: an overview of occupational health and safety regulations, workplace exposure limits and standards, air sampling principles and techniques, chemical hazard identification and control, ventilation and biohazards. Prerequisites: ENV 400 3 credits, Spring ENV 441: Industrial Health II Principles and control of the industrial environment as related to protection and health of occupationally employed persons, specifically related to industrial noise, personal protective equipment, and physical design factors (ergonomics). Course offered varied semesters. Prerequisites: Senior standing 3 credits ENV 444: Environmental Law & Regulations The course introduces students to the major concepts of environmental law. Because environmental law is grounded in both federal and state statutes, the course will expose students to major components of statutory law at both levels, and will also explore the federal/ state relationship using Pennsylvania as a model. Although a basic understanding of the American legal system and administrative law would be of great benefit, it is not a prerequisite to the course. 3 credits, Spring

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019