This is a list of all environmental sciences courses. For more information, see Environmental Sciences.

ENVS:1080 Introduction to Environmental Science3-4 s.h.

Biological and physical character of the Earth; interaction of humans with the environment, including impacts on ecosystems, climate, natural processes, resources; alternative options, including sustainability, waste management, energy, land reform. GE: Natural Sciences with Lab; Natural Sciences without Lab. Same as EES:1080.

ENVS:1085 Fundamentals of Environmental Science4 s.h.

Interdisciplinary study of how Earth's natural systems interact, how these systems affect society, and how they respond to human activity; how environmental problems can be solved and avoided by drawing upon knowledge in disciplines as diverse as ecology, anthropology, economics, chemistry, and political science; blended instructional environment, including traditional lectures, discussions in TILE classrooms, laboratory, online learning, peer-reviewed writing exercises, and service learning. Offered fall semesters. Requirements: no prior enrollment in EES:1080 or ENVS:1080. GE: Natural Sciences with Lab. Same as EES:1085.

ENVS:1090 Introduction to Environmental Sciences Laboratory1 s.h.

Laboratory component of EES:1080. Requirements: completion of 3 s.h. in EES:1080 or ENVS:1080; or 3 s.h. of transfer equivalent. GE: Natural Sciences Lab only. Same as EES:1090.

ENVS:1115 Big Ideas: The History and Science of Oil3 s.h.

Historical perspective on business, science, geology, technology, politics, environment, and culture of the global oil industry; the rise of oil as the most influential international business of the last 150 years, the material foundation of economies, a major force in world politics, a shaper of daily life, and a guide to understanding Earth's deep history. Offered fall semesters. GE: Historical Perspectives. Same as EES:1115, GEOG:1115, HIST:1115.

ENVS:2673 Ecology3-4 s.h.

Adaptations of organisms to their physical and biological environments; organism-environment interactions; population biology; interactions between species; ecology of communities, ecosystems; human impact on ecosystems. Prerequisites: BIOL:1411 and BIOL:1412 and (MATH:1460 or MATH:1850 or MATH:1550). Recommendations: a basic statistics course. Same as BIOL:2673.

ENVS:3000 Environmental Sciences Seminar1 s.h.

Role of sciences in environmental issues and problems; progression from observation to evaluation to design of better questions and experiments. Requirements: environmental sciences major.

ENVS:3020 Earth Surface Processes3 s.h.

Basic geomorphic and environmental processes that shape the earth's surface; emphasis on erosion, transport, deposition by land mass movement (creep, landslides, earth flow), fluid agents (wind, water, ice); methods used to study these processes. Prerequisites: EES:1080 or EES:1050 or EES:1080 or GEOG:1020. Same as EES:3020, GEOG:3020.

ENVS:3095 Field Ecology4 s.h.

Analysis and interpretation of patterns and underlying physical and biotic basis for regional and local distributions of plants and animals of eastern Iowa; field observation, sampling, and laboratory analysis; conduction of several field research projects requiring collection, statistical analysis, and interpretation of data in short reports; field-oriented course. Recommendations: advanced undergraduate standing or graduate standing in ecology, environmental sciences, or geoscience.

ENVS:3100 Introduction to Applied Remote Sensing4 s.h.

Remote sensing of the earth's surface from aircraft, satellites; aerial photograph interpretation; remote sensing systems, methods, data analysis using electromagnetic spectrum and digital processing techniques, including visible, infrared, microwave radiation; remote sensing applied to geologic and environmental problems. Prerequisites: EES:1050 or EES:1080 or EES:1030. Same as EES:3100.

ENVS:3110 Chemical Evolution of the Oceans3 s.h.

Investigation of various physicochemical states oceans have assumed over the past four billion years of Earth history; use of isotope geochemistry as a proxy for ancient ocean conditions; focus on integrated Earth system science, paleoceanographic and paleoclimate modeling, role of chemical stratigraphy in deciphering past climate states of ocean-atmosphere system; relationship between chemical changes in ocean/atmosphere and biological systems of the Earth. Same as EES:3110.

ENVS:4700 Evolution of Ecosystems3 s.h.

Evolutionary history of terrestrial and marine ecosystems; ecological processes from population to ecosystem levels; community assembly, trophic levels, networks, biodiversity dynamics; practical aspects of paleoecological data collection, statistical analysis, modeling. Requirements: two courses in geoscience, biology, environmental sciences, anthropology, or geography. Same as EES:4700.