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ENVY 105 Environmental Biology
Introduction to ecological systems, natural resources, and applications to environmental issues. Includes population, community, and ecosystem analysis. Emphasis on field, laboratory, and writing activities. Letter grade only.
4 ENVY 100 - Level Lab Science
ENV 181 Environmental Sustainability
An introduction to the ways in which we perceive the environment: how our environment is structured and functions, how we relate to the environment and environmental sustainability from humanistic, cultural and political perspectives, and how we resolve major issues focusing on the sustainability of our natural and cultural systems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ENV 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Critical Thinking
ENV 430 Environmental Chemistry
Rigorous introduction to the chemistry of natural systems, including redox properties and complex equilibria, element cycling, and atmospheric chemistry. Cross-listed with CHM 440. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 400 - Level
CENE 335 Environmental Biotechnology
Presents the engineered application of biological systems for remediation of contaminated environments (land, air, water), and for sustainable development technologies and processes. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 300 - Level
FOR 222 Environmental Conservation
Environmental quality problems in natural and human-made environments. Letter grade only.
3 FOR 200 - Level Social and Political Worlds Critical Thinking
CCJ 312 Environmental Crime
Examines laws and legal strategies designed to protect environmental quality; explores varieties of environmental crimes and associated problems of control. Letter grade only.
3 CCJ 300 - Level
COM 150 Environmental Communication
Analytical research and writing skills for public dissemination of environmental information via the media. Letter grade only.
3 COM 100 - Level Social and Political Worlds Effective Writing
POS 359 Environmental Policy
Political aspects of environmental problems, policy responses to those issues, and their impact on the human and natural environment. Letter grade only.
3 POS 300 - Level Social and Political Worlds Critical Thinking
POS 345 Environmental Law
Role of law in environmental management. Discusses major federal regulatory actions by examining legal cases. Letter grade only.
3 POS 300 - Level
HS 313 Environmental Health
Studies environmental health issues and interventions to modify the environment to improve human health. Letter grade only.
3 HS 300 - Level
FOR 340 Environmental Hydrology
An introduction into environmental implications of extreme hydrological processes, the effects of natural and human activities on the hydrology and water resources of an area, and related problems and solutions. Letter grade only.
3 FOR 300 - Level Science and Applied Science Scientific Inquiry
ECO 324 Environmental Economics
Issues, theories, and policies, including cultural, social, and ethical issues; theories of externalities, property rights, optimal depletion rates and sustainable development; and policy and regulation of environmental economic activity. Letter grade only.
3 ECO 300 - Level
POS 344 Environmental Movements
Examines the broad range of environmentalisms existing in the United States today. Covers varied experiences, motivations, social and political critiques, organizational models, and political tactics. Letter grade only.
3 POS 300 - Level Social and Political Worlds Critical Thinking
POS 659 Environmental Policy
Examines environmental policy in the United States. Topics include air and water policy, energy production and regulation, federal land policy, and problems associated with food and agricultural production. Letter grade only.
3 POS 600 - Level
SUS 220 Environmental Inequalities
This course focuses on the intersection of environmental hazards, communities, and the social inequalities that exist across the globe. The course will adopt a power, class, race, and species analysis to explain the ideological, cultural, end economic origins for how we conceptualize the environment from multiple viewpoints, while evaluating how communities and culture are formed, evolve, and contend with sustainability. Letter grade only.
3 SUS 200 - Level Social and Political Worlds Critical Thinking
GLG 475 Environmental Geochemistry
This course is an introduction to the field of aquatic geochemistry or hydrogeochemistry as applied to Environmental problems in society. There are generally two types of senior level or graduate level aquatic geochemistry courses, those emphasizing quantifying processes at the microscopic and atomic scales, with an emphasis on laboratory investigations, and those emphasizing processes at the ecosystem level with an emphasis on field investigations. This course is of the latter type. The material covered over the course of the semester will draw upon both chemistry and geology. Co-convened with GLG 575. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only.
4 GLG 400 - Level
BBA 380 Management For Environmental Sustainability And Durable Competitive Advantage
An introduction to the development of environmentally friendly business practices and strategies and the ways in which those practices and strategies can be utilized to develop competitive advantage. Topics include strategy formulation, environmentalism, environmental regulation, environmental management, and sustainable development. Letter grade only.
3 BBA 300 - Level
BIO 369 Environmental Microbiology
Microorganisms in the air, food, soil, and water, and their interaction with the environment. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisite: BIO 205
4 BIO 300 - Level
SOC 633 Environmental Sociology
This class explores the social construction of nature, drawing on social theory, cross-cultural and socio-historical perspectives to elucidate the ways in which our constructions of nature affect our sense of self and how we live. Students work with a wide variety of themes to examine the interconnections between self, culture, and nature. Letter grade only.
3 SOC 600 - Level
CHM 440 Environmental Chemistry
Rigorous introduction to the chemistry of natural systems, including redox properties and complex equilibria, element cycling, and atmospheric chemistry. Cross-listed with ENV 430. Letter grade only.
3 CHM 400 - Level
PHI 331 Environmental Ethics
Critical examination of the moral reasons for protecting and preserving the environment. Letter grade only.
3 PHI 300 - Level Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry Effective Writing
HUM 175 Environmental Humanities
Introduces and examines arts and ideas that reflect the relationship between nature and culture. Letter grade only.
3 HUM 100 - Level Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry Critical Thinking
GLG 575 Environmental Geochemistry
Introduces equilibrium and kinetic processes responsible for the chemical composition of natural fresh, saline, and hypersaline surface and ground waters; application of these processes to geologic problems including diagenesis, weathering, and mineral deposits. Co-convened with GLG 475. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 500 - Level
POS 658 Topics In Environmental Politics
Examines a variety of specific issues and topics in environmental politics and policy, such as environmental political theory, natural resource policy, and global environmental politics. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit.
3 POS 600 - Level
AIS 585 Tribal Environmental Management
This course examines the various aspects of environmental management within American Indian nations' governments, including regulations, laws, policies and programs particular to environmental management in a tribal administrative setting. Students will explore environmental issues in tribal communities, components of tribal environmental management plans, federal requirements for tribal environmental programs, strategic planning, and jurisdictional issues within environmental programs on tribal lands.. Letter grade only.
3 AIS 500 - Level
AIS 395 Tribal Environmental Management
This course examines the various aspects of environmental management within American Indian tribal governments, including regulations, laws, policies and programs particular to environmental management in a tribal administrative setting. Students will explore environmental issues common in tribal communities, American Indian reservations and Indian Country (as defined by federal law), and unique jurisdictional aspects of managing environmental programs on tribal lands. Letter grade only.
3 AIS 300 - Level
POS 679 Topics In Global Environmental Politics
This course explores the relationship between global politics and environmental problems. It examines both a variety of environmental issues and range of possible responses at global, state, and civil society levels. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to six units of credit with different content.
3 POS 600 - Level
FOR 340L Environmental Hydrology Lab
Practical lab and field measurement and evaluation for FOR 340. Here students will learn about various in-situ environmental hydrology problems and related measurement, data collection and analysis approaches. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 FOR 300 - Level Lab Science Scientific Inquiry
GSP 524 Fundamentals Of Environmental Law And Professional Ethics
Introduction and overview to major environmental law topics and related ethical issues for Professional Science Masters students. Non-PSM student are welcome. Includes fundamentals of the US legal system and applications in applied environmental fields. Letter grade only.
1 GSP 500 - Level
GSP 402 Environmental Impact Analysis: Assessing Project Impacts Under The National Environmental Policy Act
Requirements and implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, with emphasis on writing environmental assessments and impact statements. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 GSP 400 - Level
ENG 530 Professional Environmental Writing
This course will examine environmental communication, specifically green/cultural tourism promotion, journalism, public participation, health and safety, non-profit communication, and multimedia production. Students will incorporate field experience and produce a workable business/problem solving proposal, multimedia marketing or informational materials for an instructor approved non-profit organization. Letter grade only.
3 ENG 500 - Level
PHI 331H Environmental Ethics - Honors
Critical examination of the moral reasons for protecting and preserving the environment. Letter grade only.
3 PHI 300 - Level Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry Effective Writing
ENV 555 The Environmental Science-policy Interface
Seminar examines the generation of scientific knowledge and how that knowledge is presented, evaluated, manipulated, and applied as political forces shape environmental policy. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 495 Global Environmental And Climate Change
Characteristics of the global climate system, estimating past and predicting future impacts of human activities on climate and environmental systems, and policy implications. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 400 - Level
ENV 301W Topics In Environmental Studies
Intensive writing projects and discussion in subject areas within Environmental Studies. Course content varies. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ENV 300 - Level Junior Writing Requirement Effective Writing
ENV 101H Environmental Challenges And Solutions - Honors
Studies the relations between humans and the environment, such as life (e.g., animals, plants) and ecosystems, natural resources, and climate change. Students will gain a scientific understanding of the natural world around them; examine effects of current events, policies, and personal lifestyle on the environment; and explore solutions to current environmental problems. (Note: This liberal studies course does not meet any requirements for a major or minor in environmental sciences.) Letter grade only.
3 ENV 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Critical Thinking
ENV 101 Environmental Challenges And Solutions
Studies the relations between humans and the environment, such as life (e.g., animals, plants) and ecosystems, natural resources, and climate change. Students will gain a scientific understanding of the natural world around them; examine effects of current events, policies, and personal lifestyle on the environment; and explore solutions to current environmental problems. (Note: This liberal studies course does not meet any requirements for a major or minor in environmental sciences.) Letter grade only.
3 ENV 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Critical Thinking
ENV 520 Collaboration In Environmental Management
Theoretical and applied concepts of collaboration and conflict resolution in both public and private sectors of natural resource and environmental management; historical and legal mandates, government agency responsibilities, applied methods and techniques, case studies, and hands-on experience. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 500 - Level
CENE 280 Environmental Engineering Fundamentals
A course in environmental engineering fundamentals that applies biological, chemical, and mathematical principles to solve environmental engineering problems using the mass balance approach. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 200 - Level
CENE 150 Introduction To Environmental Engineering
Scientific and technical introduction to contemporary ecological, environmental, and engineering issues. Common contaminants, sources and effects, measurements, pollution prevention and control technologies, regulatory policies, and environmental ethics. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 100 - Level
CENE 440 Environmental Protection: Today And Tomorrow
Explores current legal and regulatory strategies for environmental protection. Examines innovative approaches to environmental management. Group and individual projects. Co-convenes with CENE 540. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 540 Environmental Protection: Today And Tomorrow
Explores current legal and regulatory strategies for environmental protection. Examines innovative approaches to environmental management. Group and individual projects. Co-convenes with CENE 440. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 500 - Level
ENV 230 Foundations Of Environmental Science: Humans And The Environment
Introduces scientific methods of investigating and solving environmental problems. Interdisciplinary analysis of interactions among living and nonliving environmental components, focusing on human interactions. Lab emphasizes experimental design and presentation. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 ENV 200 - Level
CENE 480 Environmental Transport Processes
Fundamental engineering concepts of mass transfer, with applications for environmental engineering design. Co-convenes with CENE 502. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
ENV 490C Senior Seminar In Environmental Sciences And Studies
Presentation of internship results in scientific meeting format. Participation in weekly seminar and cooperative project with a team of student colleagues is required. You must receive a 70% grade to be awarded the B.S. in environmental sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ENV 400 - Level Senior Capstone
CENE 502 Principles Of Environmental Transport Processes
Development of the balance laws for chemical species and application of these laws to describe mass transport processes in engineered and natural environmental systems. Co-convenes with CENE 480. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 500 - Level
CENE 150L Environmental Engineering Computations Lab
Intensive practical study of units, conversion factors, computations, block diagrams and material balance applied to the solution of environmental engineering problems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 CENE 100 - Level
CENE 286 Civil And Environmental Engineering Design: The Process
The process of engineering design, teaming, and engineering impacts in global, economic, environmental and social contexts. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 200 - Level
ENV 490CH Senior Seminar In Environmental Sciences And Studies - Honors
Presentation of internship results in scientific meeting format. Participation in weekly seminar and cooperative project with a team of student colleagues is required. You must receive a 70% grade to be awarded the B.S. in environmental sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ENV 400 - Level Senior Capstone
ENV 101L Environmental Challenges And Solutions Lab
Investigates the impacts of humans on the natural world while developing an appreciation of the value of scientific inquiry and the tools for scientific research. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 ENV 100 - Level Lab Science Scientific Inquiry
ENV 250 Environmental Conservation On The Colorado Plateau
Participants will gain knowledge about the Colorado Plateau, including ecosystems, history, cultures, and economies, through study of conservation and stewardship strategies to promote resilient and sustainable communities. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: Dorrance Scholarship Program
4 ENV 200 - Level Lab Science Scientific Inquiry
ENV 675 Topics In Environmental Discourse
The aim of this course is to improve the basic deliberation and communication skills of students through a better understanding of the role of ethics in public perception and policy formation surrounding climate change adaptation. Through this course, we will create an ongoing dialogue about climate change adaptation that focuses on the importance of understanding the intertwined issues that reside at the intersection of ethics, science, and public policy. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
2 ENV 600 - Level
EES 605 Regional Topics In Earth And Environmental Science And Policy
Introduction to research and grant-proposal writing and to geologic, environmental, and policy issues of the Southwest, with emphasis on Arizona. Pass-fail only.
1 EES 600 - Level
EES 209 International Field Experience In Earth Science And Environmental Sustainability
International field experience to study geological and/or environmental problems in depth. Location and length of classes vary. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit.
1-6 EES 200 - Level
CENE 281L Environmental Engineering Lab I
Methods for the measurement of water quality. Includes experimental design, quality assurance and data analysis. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 CENE 200 - Level
CENE 410L Unit Operations In Environmental Engineering
Design of unit operations in water, wastewater, waste management, and/or air quality engineering. Student-generated data informs and drives the design of relevant processes. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 282 Environmental Engineering Lab II
Methods for the measurement of parameters in air and soil. Includes experimental design, quality assurance and data analysis. 1 hr lecture, 3 hrs lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
2 CENE 200 - Level
ENV 375 Environmental Sciences Of The San Juan River Basin
Scientific investigation of the San Juan River Basin. Focus on ecology, geomorphology, and aqueous geochemistry. Also an exploration of impacts of river management on biotic and abiotic components of the riparian corridor. Instructor's consent required. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ENV 300 - Level
EES 209H International Field Experience In Earth Science And Environmental Sustainability - Honors
International field experience to study geological and/or environmental problems in depth. Location and length of classes vary. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit.
1-6 EES 200 - Level
EES 606 Research Methods In Earth And Environmental Science
Involves weekly attendance at school seminars and special presentations. Development of M.S. original research proposal. Pass-fail only.
1 EES 600 - Level
CENE 410LH Unit Operations In Environmental Engineering - Honors
Design of unit operations in water, wastewater, waste management, and/or air quality engineering. Student-generated data informs and drives the design of relevant processes. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 CENE 400 - Level
ECO 526 Applied Environmental Economics
Introduction to and analysis of Environmental Economics as it applies to environmental policy and management; including the theory of public goods, externalities, taxation, cap and trade, non- market valuation, and environmental justice. Letter grade only.
3 ECO 500 - Level
CST 370 Rhetorics Of Nature And Environmentalism
This course explores the intersection of rhetoric and nature: symbolic constructions of nature via verbal and nonverbal media, environmental debates, and environmental social movement. Includes theoretical perspectives, research, and applications. Letter grade only.
3 CST 300 - Level Social and Political Worlds Effective Writing
HIS 405 Topics In Environmental History
Topics in Environmental History include: wilderness and national parks, conservation and reclamation, environmental justice, ecofeminism, ecological ideas (science, culture, and nature), and sustainability and economic development. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
3 HIS 400 - Level
OTD 644 Environmental Adaptation And Rehabilitation Technology
This course covers the assessment and modification of the physical environment to enhance occupational performance including computer resources, assistive technology, home modification, driving and environmental controls, and environmental accessibility. 2 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only.
3 OTD 600 - Level
HIS 397 Survey Of American Environmental History
Introduces American environmental history from the colonial era to the present: intellectual-cultural context, major writers, policies and legislation, ecofeminism, and environmental justice. HIS 291 or 292 is recommended before taking HIS 397. Letter grade only.
3 HIS 300 - Level Social and Political Worlds Effective Writing
COM 250 Environmental Perspectives On Communication Arts
Analytical exploration and interpretation of oral, visual, and written artistic and communication works that have influenced public perception and/or policy concerning environmental issues. Letter grade only.
3 COM 200 - Level Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry Effective Writing
ENV 373 Southwest Environments Through Time
An environmental and cultural history of the Southwest, from the time of the last glacial to the present. This class will cover aspects of both temporal scales and spatial scales. This class will cover many aspects of natural environmental history, placing the human societies in the context of environmental change. We will examine several types of scientific proxies that allow us to determine environmental history. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 300 - Level Science and Applied Science Critical Thinking
HIS 397H Survey Of American Environmental History - Honors
Introduces American environmental history from the colonial era to the present: intellectual-cultural context, major writers, policies and legislation, ecofeminism, and environmental justice. Letter grade only.
3 HIS 300 - Level Social and Political Worlds Effective Writing
INF 622 Topics In Environmental Data Analysis
Study of methods, techniques, and research areas in environmental data analysis, with varying emphases between offerings. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit with different topic.
3 INF 600 - Level
JLS 335W Environmental Reporting Topics
Students learn the techniques, research, and function of investigative and feature storytelling as they work on environmental reporting projects. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit with different topics. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 JLS 300 - Level Junior Writing Requirement Effective Writing
AIS 290 Foundations Of Indigenous Environmental Justice: Law, Policy And Movements
This course examines perspectives on environmental justice, the history of the environmental justice movement, policy and law, contemporary issues, and current struggles of indigenous peoples for environmental justice worldwide. Letter grade only.
3 AIS 200 - Level
POS 456 Topics In Global Environmental Politics
This course examines global environmental politics from an international and comparative perspective. The main objective is to orient students to the major issues, theoretical frameworks, institutions and actors involved in GEP. Letter grade only. May be repeated from up to 6 units of credit with different content.
3 POS 400 - Level
ENV 326L Essential Ecology Lab
Introduces the application of ecological science in environmental management. Focus on land and resources management issues and hypothesis testing using data collected from the field. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 ENV 300 - Level
ENV 182 Eco House Seminar
This seminar examines issues of environmental sustainability and ecological stewardship through engagement in civic service, field trips, selected readings, discussion, and guest lectures. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1-3 ENV 100 - Level
ENV 650 Current Topics In Global Resource Conservation
This class will explore the biological and physical nature of global environmental changes and the social, political, economic, cultural and historic contexts in which they originate with a particular emphasis on the developing world. The class will evaluate the primary literature on current topics in global environmental change and resource conservation (e.g. climate and forests) and innovative solutions across scales will be addressed. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
3 ENV 600 - Level
CDSY 351 Environmental Value And The Economy
This course explores key challenges that complicates the sustainable economic landscape. The impact of human perceptions of the environment will be discussed. Using a variety of decision support tools such as cost benefit analysis, biodiversity indices and water footprint, students will explore ways society evaluate natural processes and places value on environmental and ecological services for their integration into the economy. Letter grade only.
1 CDSY 300 - Level
ENV 324L Sustainable Ecology Lab
In this millennium the applications of ecology require a thorough understanding and use of sustainability concepts. Applied Ecology Lab is designed for environmental studies students with the objectives of understanding ecosystems, ecological communities and population change through the lenses of sustainability. These include biodiversity, natural capital, resilience and mitigation. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 ENV 300 - Level
ENV 324 Sustainable Ecology
In this millennium the applications of ecology require a thorough understanding and use of sustainability concepts. Applied Ecology is designed for environmental studies students with the objectives of understanding ecosystems, ecological communities and population change through the lenses of sustainability. These include biodiversity, natural capital, resilience and mitigation. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 300 - Level
GER 350W Environmental Sustainability In Germany: Issues, Models, And Applications
BA in Modern Languages junior-level writing course. Focuses on developing an in-depth knowledge of the language and concepts associated with environmental sustainability in Germany, a leader in developing green technologies. Letter grade only.
3 GER 300 - Level Junior Writing Requirement Effective Writing
CENE 180 Computer Aided Drafting
Fundamentals of graphical communications, including sketching, computer aided drafting, standards, scaling, and basic civil and environmental engineering design applications. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 100 - Level
CDSY 332 Social Change And Environmental Journalism
The course focusses on how the actions of people affect change. Students will: explore the actions of individuals as consumers, activists, and members of societies; the roles of various governmental and non-governmental organizations, and those who voluntarily participate in sustainability efforts; how actors and their actions create public agenda about the environment and influence the social and societal landscape. Letter grade only.
2 CDSY 300 - Level
HUM 175H Environmental Humanities - Honors
Introduces and examines arts and ideas that reflect the relationship between nature and culture. Letter grade only.
3 HUM 100 - Level Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry Critical Thinking
BIO 369H Environmental Microbiology - Honors
Microorganisms in the air, food, soil, and water, and their interaction with the environment. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisite: BIO 205
4 BIO 300 - Level
CENE 470 GIS Applications For Engineering And Construction
This course applies geographic information systems (GIS) to civil engineering, environmental engineering and construction projects. Students will learn GIS software for digitizing and creating digital maps including data creation, management, manipulation, analysis, and visualization. Cross-listed with CM 470. Letter grade only.
3 CENE 400 - Level
CDSY 461 Current Issues In Sustainability Part 1: Global Environmental Changes
Using satellite imagery as visual evidence of environmental changes, this course surveys human impacts on major ecosystems and the implications for sustainability. This course is Part 1 in providing and integrated understanding of current environmental issues by first examining global environmental changes, the context in which change take place and the natural and anthropogenic perturbations and responses involved. Letter grade only.
1 CDSY 400 - Level
CENE 503 Sustainable Design And Construction
This course investigates sustainability and performance evaluation systems relating to the built environment. Sustainable building principles and practices, and the social, environmental and economic benefits of performance-based design and construction will be explored. Tools such as whole building energy modeling, Life-Cycle Cost analysis, and Life-Cycle Assessment will be used to evaluate the design of performance-based buildings. Co-convened with CM 403. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 500 - Level
ENV 326 Essential Ecology
Introduces ecological principles, including the distribution and abundance of organisms, population dynamics, community organization, energy flow, and nutrient cycling. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 300 - Level
ENV 440 Conservation Biology
Scientific basis for conserving and managing biological diversity, emphasizing applications of ecology, drawing on other scientific disciplines, and integrating public policy and sociological issues. Co-convened with ENV 540. Cross-listed with BIO 441. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ENV 400 - Level
ENV 199 Special Topics
Foundations of intellectual inquiry. In-depth study of a substantive problem. Letter grade only. May be repeated for a maximum of six units.
1-3 ENV 100 - Level
ENV 608 Fieldwork Experience
Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency, organization, or situation. May not exceed 12 units of credit. Pass-fail only.
1-12 ENV 600 - Level
ENV 299H Special Topics - Honors
In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-3 ENV 200 - Level
ENV 687 Professional Development Seminar
Designed to assist in preparing you for entry into your professional arena. Pass-fail or letter grade, depending on department policy. May be repeated for credit.
1-3 ENV 600 - Level
ENV 497H Independent Study - Honors
Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit
1-6 ENV 400 - Level
ENV 550 Historical Ecology: Reconstructing Past Ecosystems
Theories and methods in reconstructing terrestrial and aquatic biotic communities of the past, affected by climate change and human activities. Sources of information on ecological change include pollen analysis, paleobotany, lake levels, charcoal particles, sediments, and packrat middens. Special topics will concentrate on the record of human influence on landscapes. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 450 Historical Ecology: Reconstructing Past Ecosystems
Theories and methods in reconstructing terrestrial and aquatic biotic communities of the past, affected by climate change and human activities. Sources of information on ecological change include pollen analysis, paleobotany, lake levels, charcoal particles, sediments, and packrat middens. Special topics will concentrate on the record of human influence on landscapes. Co-convenes with ENV 550. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 400 - Level
ENV 572 Quaternary Pollen Analysis
Analyzes pollen and spore morphology, use of pollen assemblages to deduce vegetation and climate change. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisite: coursework in ecology, plant taxonomy, or Quaternary geology.
4 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 580 Atmospheric Change
Focuses on impact of human behavior on air quality-locally, regionally, and globally-by examining Earth's radiation budget, circulation models, and chemical processing in the atmosphere. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 596 Quaternary Climate Change
Analyzes the causes and effects of climate change during the Quaternary Period and methods used to reconstruct past climates from marine and terrestrial sediments, ice cores, and biological records. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 360H Physical And Chemical Processes In The Atmosphere And Hydrosphere
Integrated approach to Earth's atmosphere and hydrosphere, emphasizing composition, chemical processing, physical transport, and aspects of human impacts and policy. Lab includes experimental design, statistics, and writing. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 ENV 300 - Level
ENV 485H Undergraduate Research - Honors
Original research under the supervision of a research adviser. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.
1-6 ENV 400 - Level
ENV 115 Climate Change
Evolution of the Earth's climate and the causes of climate change, including global warming. Cross-listed with GLG 115. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ENV 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Critical Thinking
ENV 115H Climate Change - Honors
Evolution of the Earth's climate and the causes of climate change, including global warming. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ENV 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Critical Thinking
ENV 530 Arid Land Geomorphology
Analyzes arid to semiarid landforms, geomorphic processes involved in their formation and evolution, and human impact in arid to semiarid terrains. Lab emphasizes standard geomorphic techniques. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade or pass-fail. Course fee required.
3 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 599 Contemporary Developments
Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study. May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number. May be repeated for credit. Letter grade only.
1-3 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 571 Microbial Ecology
Population, community and ecosystem ecology of microorganisms emphasizing interactions with plants and animals and the roles of microorganisms in ecosystem processes. Cross-listed with BIO 578. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 591 The Science And Management Of Greenhouse Gases
This course provides students with the skills to navigate the carbon economy. Students will deepen their understanding of climate change science and apply this knowledge to the challenges of addressing climate change. Students will specifically develop skills to use international standards for greenhouse gas accounting and verification. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 595 Global Climate Change
Characteristics of global climate system, evidence of recent climate change, comprehending past and projecting future climate, with policy implications. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 385W Energy, Resources And Policy
Origins and exploitation of energy and mineral resources, and the policies that control how we obtain and use them. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 ENV 300 - Level Junior Writing Requirement Effective Writing
ENV 566 Legislative Internship
Supervised internship in the Arizona Legislature during spring semester. You must apply during fall semester; selection is competitive, and you must be a candidate for a graduate degree. Registration is handled by the internship coordinator after the legislature has made its final selection. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit Department consent.
1-12 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 110 Extreme Weather
Explores basic physical and chemical atmospheric processes and how humans affect, and are affected by, atmospheric conditions. Includes study of thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, air pollution, ozone depletion, and global warming. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Scientific Inquiry
ENV 640 Ecological Assessment And Monitoring
This class provides students with an understanding of conceptual and applied aspects of ecological assessment and monitoring, including linkages with ecological theory, public policy, and adaptive management. Letter grade only.
2 ENV 600 - Level
ENV 377 Humans And The Hydrosphere
ENV 377 is an exploration of global water sustainability. Through readings, discussions/thought pieces, we will explore the current status of global water use. We will explore how nature filters and cycles water, as well as how society accesses, distributes, and manages water with an eye toward how management can work toward sustainability and clean and safe water for all. Letter grade only.
3 ENV 300 - Level Science and Applied Science Critical Thinking
ENV 540L Conservation Biology Lab
Combines class field studies and independent research investigating the scientific basis for conserving and managing biological diversity. Requires several all-day Saturday field trips. Co-convenes with ENV 440L. Pass-fail or letter grade. Course fee required. Prerequisites: graduate status and concurrent enrollment in ENV 540, or instructor's consent.
1 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 544 Landscape Ecology
Theory and application of landscape ecology, an emerging discipline focusing on spatial patterns in natural and human-dominated landscapes and their role in determining the structure and function of ecological systems. Cross-listed with FOR 544. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 593 Public In-service Workshop
Topical instruction involving exchange of ideas, practical methods, skills, and principles. you may count up to 6 hours of 593 toward your graduate program. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit.
1-3 ENV 500 - Level
ENV 699 Thesis
Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit. Prerequisite: graduate status, with program of study submitted and thesis proposal approved by committee.
1-9 ENV 600 - Level
ENV 360 Physical And Chemical Processes In The Atmosphere And Hydrosphere
Integrated approach to Earth's atmosphere and hydrosphere, emphasizing composition, chemical processing, physical transport, and aspects of human impacts and policy. Lab includes experimental design, statistics, and writing. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 ENV 300 - Level
ENV 299 Special Topics
In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-3 ENV 200 - Level
ENV 399 Special Topics
In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem within a program of study. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-3 ENV 300 - Level
ENV 389 Cooperative Education
Individualized preplanned cooperative employment experience related to your field of study or career objectives. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit. Fee required.
1-12 ENV 300 - Level
ENV 399H Special Topics - Honors
In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem within a program of study. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-3 ENV 300 - Level
ENV 408 Field Work Experience
Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit. Course fee required.
1-12 ENV 400 - Level
ENV 440L Conservation Biology Lab
Combines class field studies and independent research investigating the scientific basis for conserving and managing biological diversity. Requires several extended weekend field trips. Co-convened with ENV 540L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 ENV 400 - Level
ENV 466 Legislative Internship
Supervised internship in the Arizona Legislature during spring term. Students are selected on a competitive basis, and you must apply during the fall term. (To be eligible, you must be a candidate for a bachelor's degree, have completed all lower-division requirements, and have attained senior status at the end of the fall term preceding the internship.) Course enrollment is handled by the associate provost for academic administration after the legislature has made its final selection. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.
1-12 ENV 400 - Level
ENV 485 Undergraduate Research
Original research under the supervision of a research adviser. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.
1-6 ENV 400 - Level
ENV 497 Independent Study
Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit.
1-6 ENV 400 - Level
ENV 499 Contemporary Developments
Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area. Letter grade only. No repeat limit.
1-3 ENV 400 - Level
ENV 540 Conservation Biology
Scientific basis for conserving and managing biological diversity, emphasizing applications of ecology and genetics, drawing on other scientific disciplines, and integrating public policy and sociological analyses. Co-convenes with ENV 440. Letter grade or pass-fail.
3 ENV 500 - Level
AHBY 363 Environmental And Biological Foundations Of Human Behavior: Part 2
This course engages students in a dynamic understanding of the biological basis for our decision making, substance use, and mental health, learning and loving patterns. Importance of the nervous system and how the brain impacts our daily lives is explored. The societal impact of the medical model and use of psychopharmacology on adults in industrialized countries is discussed. Letter grade only.
2 AHBY 300 - Level
AHBY 362 Environmental And Biological Foundations Of Human Behavior: Part 1
Analysis of behavioral theories with special regards to their relevance to individuals, families, groups, organization, institutions and communities; and the consideration of social, cultural and economic factors affecting human behavior. Letter grade only.
2 AHBY 300 - Level
EES 685 Graduate Research
Individualized final or capstone project. Pass-Fail or letter grade, depending on department policy.
1-6 EES 600 - Level
CENE 299 Special Topics
In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem. Letter grade or pass-fail. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-3 CENE 200 - Level
CENE 330 Air-quality Engineering
Air pollutants and atmospheric processes; effects on human health, environment, and global climate change; methods of emissions inventory calculation and use in dispersion modeling and source impact analysis; regulation, management and control of air pollutants. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 300 - Level
CENE 251 Applied Mechanics Statics
Fundamentals of applied mechanics, vector algebra, equivalent force systems, equations of equilibrium, structures, centroids, friction, moments of inertia. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 200 - Level
CENE 431 Municipal Engineering
Physical design of water and wastewater treatment facilities, including culvert design, sewer layout, water distribution systems, pump stations, tanks, weirs, manifolds and facility plans and profiles. Basic unit operations and storm- water management. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 333 Water Resources I
Introduction to the fundamentals of hydraulic analysis, including the theory, concepts and use of conservation laws as applied to hydrostatics, pipe flow, pipe networks, turbo-machinery, hydraulic thrust forces and open-channel flow. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 300 - Level
CENE 376 Structural Analysis I
Determinate structures, cables, shear and moment diagrams, influence lines, moving loads, deflection methods, approximate analysis of indeterminate structures, and computer analysis. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 300 - Level
CENE 418 Highway Engineering
Highway capacity analysis and geometric design, including driver-roadway-vehicle model, traffic characteristics, level of service, human factors, safety, drainage, and specs. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 420 Traffic Study And Signal
Basic concepts including driver-roadway-vehicle systems, traffic studies, capacity analysis, and traffic-control devices. Lab introduces traffic-engineering studies and signal-system operations and design, including computer applications. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 434 Water And Waste-water Units Design
Design of drinking water and wastewater treatment plants. Applies microbiology, water chemistry principles and includes treatment plant design techniques, disinfection, and reuse. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 336 Water Resources II
Concepts and application in surface water and groundwater hydrology and design, including watershed hydrology and processes, and retention basin design; analysis of drainage and flood control systems; scour and deposition; aquifer and water well testing and design. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 300 - Level
CENE 436 Structural Steel Design
Tension members, compression members, flexural members, combined stresses, and introduction to load and resistance factor design and computer applications. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 438 Reinforced Concrete Design
Working stress and strength design concepts, beams, columns, slabs, retaining walls and footings. Computer applications. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 450 Geotechnical Engineering II
Advanced methods in geotechnical evaluation and design, with applications in foundations, earth retention systems, slope stability, ground improvement, and geosynthetics (varies from semester to semester). Co-convenes with CENE 550. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 485 Undergraduate Research
Basic or applied research conducted under the supervision of an engineering faculty research adviser on new or ongoing research. Approved research plan required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Course fee required.
1-6 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 497 Independent Study
Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Department consent required. Pass-fail or letter grade. No repeat limit. Course fee required.
1-6 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 499 Contemporary Developments
Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular major field of study. Letter grade only. No repeat limit.  
1-4 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 543 Urban Transportation Planning
Examines techniques and methodology of transportation planning applications, emphasizing interrelationship of land use and trips. Lab overviews different methodological approaches, with detailed study of travel demand forecasting models. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisite: 3 hours CENE or GSP coursework at 300-level or above.
3 CENE 500 - Level
CENE 550 Geotechnical Evaluation And Design
Advanced methods in geotechnical evaluation and design with applications in slope foundations, stability, underground construction, geosynthetics, ground improvement, and earth retention (varies). Co-convenes with CENE 450. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 500 - Level
CENE 690 Master's Project
Focuses on a problem of interest to the practicing engineering community. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit.
1-6 CENE 600 - Level
CENE 697 Independent Study
Department consent required. Pass-fail or letter grade, depending on departmental policy. No repeat limit.
1-3 CENE 600 - Level
CENE 332 Solid And Hazardous Waste Management
Waste identification, partitioning, fate and transport, risk assessment, site characterization and assessment tools, remediation technologies, landfill evaluation and design. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 300 - Level
CENE 199 Special Topics
Foundations of intellectual inquiry. In-depth study of a substantive problem.  Letter grade or pass-fail. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-3 CENE 100 - Level
CENE 253 Mechanics Of Materials
Effects of axial, flexural, torsional, and combined stresses on elastic beams, shafts, and columns. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 200 - Level
CENE 253L Mechanics Of Materials Lab
Lab experiments to reinforce the concepts discussed in CENE 253. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 CENE 200 - Level
CENE 225 Engineering Analysis
Graphical and numerical descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistics, discrete and continuous random variables, sampling error, hypothesis testing, experiment design, and linear regression with engineering applications. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 200 - Level
CENE 577 Structural Analysis II
Indeterminate analysis, classical energy methods, consistent distortion, slope deflection, moment distribution, matrix and finite element analysis, and computer analysis. Co-convened with CENE 477. Letter grade only.
3 CENE 500 - Level
CENE 699 Thesis
Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic. Department consent. Pass-fail only. May be repeated as needed. Prerequisite: Admission to master's program.
1-9 CENE 600 - Level
CENE 383L Geotechnical Engineering I Lab
Lab tests and experiments to reinforce the concepts discussed in CENE 383. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 CENE 300 - Level
CENE 251R Applied Mechanics Statics Recitation
Optional recitation section in Applied Mechanics Statics. Cannot be used for credit towards major. Pass-fail only.
1 CENE 200 - Level
CENE 389 Cooperative Education
Individualized preplanned cooperative employment experience related to your field of study or career objectives. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit.
1-12 CENE 300 - Level
CENE 462 Water Quality Modeling
Derivation and application of the systems of differential equations describing chemical and biotic transformations in lakes and streams. Procedures for calibrating and verifying water quality models. Co-convenes with CENE 562. Letter grade only.
3 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 685 Graduate Research
Individualized directed research on selected topics. Pass-fail or letter grade, depending on department policy. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-6 CENE 600 - Level
CENE 330H Air-quality Engineering - Honors
Air pollutants and atmospheric processes; effects on human health, environment, and global climate change; methods of emissions inventory calculation and use in dispersion modeling and source impact analysis; regulation, management and control of air pollutants. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 300 - Level
CENE 599 Contemporary Developments
Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study. May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number. Pass-fail or letter grade. May be repeated for credit.
1-3 CENE 500 - Level
CENE 270 Surveying
Introduction to basic land surveying and construction-layout principles and methods using contemporary equipment and software, including datums and coordinates, elementary geodesy, leveling, distance and angle measurement, topographic and quantity surveying, and calculation of horizontal and vertical curves. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 200 - Level
CENE 476 Engineering Design: Capstone Preparation
Involves forming design teams, selecting projects with sponsor interaction, and completing a project proposal accepted by the sponsor. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 CENE 400 - Level
EES 687 Professional Development Seminar
Designed to assist in preparing you for entry into your professional arena. Pass-Fail or letter grade, depending on department policy.
1-3 EES 600 - Level
EES 799 Dissertation
Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected dissertation topic. Department consent required. Pass-Fail only. May be repeated as needed.
1-9 EES 700 - Level
CENE 562 Water Quality Modeling
The chemical, physical, and biological processes that control water quality in lakes and streams, and the systems of differential equations that can be used to describe these transformations. Derivation and application of these equations using spreadsheets and prepackaged software. Procedures for calibrating and verifying these models and analysis of the capabilities and limitations of mathematical representations of natural systems. Instructor consent required. Co-convenes with CENE 462. Letter grade only.
3 CENE 500 - Level
CENE 486CH Engineering Design - Honors
Involves design methodology and decision making and preparing team design projects that culminate in oral and written reports. Must be taken in the year in which you graduate. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level Senior Capstone
CENE 486C Engineering Design
Involves design methodology and decision making and preparing team design projects that culminate in oral and written reports. Must be taken in the year in which you graduate. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level Senior Capstone
CENE 580 Pavement Design
This course presents the fundamentals of mechanistic pavement design for flexible and rigid pavements. Students will learn the analysis of stresses, strains, and deflections in pavement systems and apply knowledge to evaluate mechanical performance of pavements. Letter grade only.
3 CENE 500 - Level
CENE 560 Classical Open Channel Flow
Analysis of free surface flows in engineered and natural channel systems, including common hydraulic structures and flow control facilities. Includes a rigorous examination of the theory of incompressible flow, flow potential and resistance; and analytic and computational methods for uniform and gradually varying open channel flow regimes. Instructor consent required. Co-convenes with CENE 460. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 500 - Level
CENE 383 Geotechnical Engineering I
Origin of soils, identification/classification of earth materials, subsurface exploration, index properties, compaction, permeability, seepage, strength, and settlement, introduction to earth pressure analysis, and Terzaghi's Bearing Capacity. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 300 - Level
CENE 431L Water Resources II Lab
Provides hands-on experience in solving design problems involving hydrologic and hydraulic concepts using contemporary hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software and instrumentation, and field work. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 460 Classical Open Channel Flow
Free surface flows in engineered and natural channel systems, including common hydraulic structures and flow control facilities. Incompressible flow, flow potential and resistance, uniform and gradually varying flow regimes. Co-convenes with CENE 560. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
CENE 545 Advanced Traffic Signal Systems
Advanced traffic concepts including signal phasing, signal system coordination, and traffic signal hardware and software operation. Students develop design drawings and signal timings for a signalized arterial and deploy these timings on industry standard hardware and software. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 500 - Level
EES 587 Professional Development Seminar
Designed to assist in preparing you for entry into your professional arena. Pass-Fail or letter grade, depending on department policy.
1-3 EES 500 - Level
EES 699 Thesis
Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic. Pass-Fail only. No repeat limit. Prerequisite: Admission to master's plan.
1-9 EES 600 - Level
EES 698 Graduate Seminar
Reading and discussion on selected advanced topics. Pass-fail or letter grade. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit with different topics.
1-3 EES 600 - Level
CENE 430 Air Pollution Controls Design
Design process and procedure for control of particulate and gaseous pollutants. Includes pollution prevention considerations. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
EES 597 Reading For Comprehensive Exam
Preparation for comprehensive examination. Pass-Fail only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit.
1-9 EES 500 - Level
CENE 333L Water Resources Lab
Provides hands-on experience in solving design problems involving hydraulic concepts and applications using instrumentation, lab work, and field work. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 CENE 300 - Level
EES 697 Independent Study
Individualized directed study on selected topics. Pass-Fail or letter grade. Note that no more than 3 units may be included on a master's plan in education.
1-3 EES 600 - Level
CENE 477 Structural Analysis II
Indeterminate analysis, classical energy methods, consistent distortion, slope deflection, moment distribution, matrix and finite element analysis, and computer analysis. Co-convened with CENE 577. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 400 - Level
EES 599 Contemporary Developments
Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area. A specific topic may be offered under this course line no more than three times. May be repeated for credit. Pass-Fail or letter grade, depending on department policy.
1-3 EES 500 - Level
CENE 386W Engineering Design: The Methods
Methods of engineering design, including project planning and management, project economics, assessment of engineering impacts on social and cultural concerns, and professional writing. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 300 - Level Junior Writing Requirement Effective Writing
CENE 401 Fe Exam Preparation
Preparation for professional practice course; topics include program outcomes evaluation and review of fundamental engineering skills. Letter grade only
1 CENE 400 - Level
EES 499 Contemporary Developments
Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-3 EES 400 - Level
CENE 568 Engineering In Natural Systems: Rivers And Streams
Analysis of fluvial systems from a sustainable engineering perspective; course modules: stream geomorphology and classification; field data collection strategies; hydraulic modeling of natural channels. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 500 - Level
EES 529 Applied Remote Sensing
This course will introduce the principles and applications of digital image analysis. Students will work with digital images from various satellite sensors and 3-dimensional lidar data in the latest edition of ENVI software. An individual term project will be required using the techniques learned in the course and via literature review. Cross-listed with GSP 529. Letter grade only.
3 EES 500 - Level
EES 608 Fieldwork Experience
Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency, organization, or situation. May not exceed 12 units of credit. Pass-Fail only. Fee required.
1-12 EES 600 - Level
CENE 386WH Engineering Design: The Methods - Honors
Methods of engineering design, including project planning and management, project economics, assessment of engineering impacts on social and cultural concerns, and professional writing. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CENE 300 - Level Junior Writing Requirement Effective Writing
CDSY 452 Economics Of Sustainable Development
This course examines the relationship between economics, environmental and social systems. It explores the schools of economics and how they relate to principles of sustainable development. Student utilize the concepts of sustainability to discuss policy instruments for mediating environmental degradation. Scenarios are used to explore economic and environmental concepts and theories as it relates to the economic and ecological man. Letter grade only.
2 CDSY 400 - Level
BBA 429 Green Logistics And Supply Chain Management
Covers environmentally-focused materials, product and process design, purchasing, production and logistics, including reverse logistics, as well as life cycle assessment to evaluate environmental impacts throughout the supply chain. Letter grade only.
3 BBA 400 - Level
FOR 430 Leadership And The Environment
Development of knowledge and expertise in leading the decision-making process regarding environmental or resource issues. Letter grade only.
3 FOR 400 - Level
HA 384H Destination Development - Honors
Development of the destination tourist attraction with an emphasis on economic, environmental, and sociological factors. Letter grade only.
3 HA 300 - Level
BIO 338H Physiology Of Exercise - Honors
Physiology of human performance during exercise, including cellular and systemic responses, environmental, and training program considerations. Letter grade only.
3 BIO 300 - Level
HA 384 Destination Development
Development of the destination tourist attraction with an emphasis on economic, environmental, and sociological factors. Letter grade only.
3 HA 300 - Level
BIO 338 Physiology Of Exercise
Physiology of human performance during exercise, including cellular and systemic responses, environmental, and training program considerations. Letter grade only.
3 BIO 300 - Level
MGT 405 International Management
Influences of financial, environmental, socio-cultural, political, and economic forces on management theory and practices of multinational enterprises. Letter grade only.
3 MGT 400 - Level
ENG 644 American Literature And The Environment
An advanced study of the field of environmental-literary criticism and its application in US literary culture, studied in appropriate social and theoretical contexts. Letter grade only.
3 ENG 600 - Level
BBA 350 Professional Practices And Ethics In Information Technology
Examines interaction of IT professionals with the organization, profession, and governmental agencies, including regulatory compliance monitoring, legal requirements, staff development, and environmental conduct. Letter grade only.
3 BBA 300 - Level
HUM 130H Introduction To Southwest Humanities - Honors
Explores how the social, political, economic, environmental, technological, and cultural mores of a diversity of Southwestern peoples have found expression in arts and literature. Letter grade only.
3 HUM 100 - Level Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry and Ethnic Critical Thinking
HUM 130 Introduction To Southwest Humanities
Explores how the social, political, economic, environmental, technological, and cultural mores of a diversity of Southwestern peoples have found expression in arts and literature. Letter grade only.
3 HUM 100 - Level Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry and Ethnic Critical Thinking
SOC 333 Environment And Society
This course explores the social construction of nature and the growth of an environmental consciousness. Students will explore the cultural and structural roots of human-produced ecological problems. Letter grade only.
3 SOC 300 - Level Social and Political Worlds Critical Thinking
SOCIO 333 Environment And Society
This course explores the social construction of nature and the growth of an environmental consciousness. Students will explore the cultural and structural roots of human-produced ecological problems. Letter grade only.
3 SOCIO 300 - Level Social and Political Worlds Critical Thinking
POS 455 Political Ecology
Analyzes various green political theories and their positions on the nature of the ecological crisis, environmental ethics, ideology, policies, institutions, and political culture. Letter grade only.
3 POS 400 - Level
FOR 204 Project Wild
Set of supplemental, interdisciplinary materials dealing with wildlife management concepts and issues that can be used for environmental education. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 FOR 200 - Level
HIS 560 Readings In World History
Specific topics in world history, such as general developments, colonialism, environmental, economic, social, political, and military issues. May be repeated for up to 9 hours of credit.
3 HIS 500 - Level
HA 250 Facilities And Sustainability Management For Hotels
Introduces professional housekeeping to administration duties and employee supervision, maintenance of physical plant including environmental and sustainable practices in both housekeeping and engineering. Letter grade only.
3 HA 200 - Level
CDSY 432 Sustainability And Governance
This course explores the governance of sustainability issues. Students explore global environmental policies, organizations and institutions, managements and accountability. Is environmental and sustainability issues a crisis of governance and failure to sustainably organize our societies? Students gain hands on exposure to the challenges by participating as stakeholders in a simulated negotiation of an international environmental convention or international sustainability governance. Letter grade only.
2 CDSY 400 - Level
CHM 599 Contemporary Developments
Selected seminar topics in new trends in applying fundamental chemistry to environmental problems. May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number. Letter grade only. May be repeated as needed.
1-3 CHM 500 - Level
ART 358 Site-specific, Place-based Installation Art
Students will explore and research specific social and environmental topics gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to design and create site-specific, place-based installations on campus. Letter grade only.
3 ART 300 - Level
HIS 468 Topics In The History Of The United States
Senior level seminar on topics in United States history. Focus may include political, social, cultural, diplomatic, gender, race, and environmental history. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit.
3 HIS 400 - Level
CDSY 320 Community And Social Change
Examines social change with focus on its meaning in U.S. communities. Topics include historical perspective of social movements, demographic and environmental change, and strategies to create change. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
3 CDSY 300 - Level
ART 352 Recycled Art
A studio art course creating art from re-useable materials. Students research and compare natural versus industrial materials to better understand the environmental implications of the materials chosen. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ART 300 - Level
ART 352H Recycled Art - Honors
A studio art course creating art from re-useable materials. Students research and compare natural versus industrial materials to better understand the environmental implications of the materials chosen. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 ART 300 - Level
SOC 319 Population And Environment
Studies population growth as it relates to the social and natural environment. History of the emergence, growth, and organization of human populations. Examines contemporary population growth and distribution patterns in relation to natural resources and environmental stress. Letter grade only.
3 SOC 300 - Level
AIS 450 Indian Health: Issues In Health Care, Promotion And Policy
This seminar addresses healthcare systems, policy and health conditions unique to Native Americans. Students study environmentally related illness and health environments as a whole. The class will consider innovative healing and illness prevention strategies. Letter grade only.
3 AIS 400 - Level
HS 520 Health Disparities
This course is designed to explore health disparities, including geographical, environmental, socio-economic, gender, racial, and cultural disparities, and examine strategies to address those disparities. Letter grade only.
3 HS 500 - Level
FOR 560 Wetland Ecology And Management
This course covers the major environmental factors responsible for wetland structure and function, as well as current issues related to wetland management and policy. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisite: Undergraduate ecology course or permission of instructor.
3 FOR 500 - Level
FOR 521 Advanced Topics In Ecosystem Ecology And Wildland Soils
Course utilizes directed readings and discussion of classical and current literature in ecosystem ecology and wildland soils, with an emphasis on land management impacts and global environmental change. Letter grade only.
3 FOR 500 - Level
FOR 423C Forestry Capstone
Students will build upon the information collected in FOR 413 to develop an operational management plan, integrating ecological, physical, environmental, and social considerations. This course will culminate in the preparation of a formal capstone report and an oral presentation. Letter grade only.
3 FOR 400 - Level Senior Capstone Effective Writing|Quantitative Reasoning
SW 427 Social Work Assessment
Integrative course that links and applies human behavior theory in biological, psychological, social, cultural, and environmental contexts to assessment in generalist social work practice. Letter grade only.
3 SW 400 - Level
SW 427H Social Work Assessment - Honors
Integrative course that links and applies human behavior theory in biological, psychological, social, cultural, and environmental contexts to assessment in generalist social work practice. Letter grade only.
3 SW 400 - Level
VC 363 Graphic Design IV
Studio course. Intermediate visual problems in user experience design, information design, information architecture, data visualization, prototyping, and environmental displays of information. Intermediate software skills required. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 VC 300 - Level
HIS 467 Topics In Atlantic World History
Senior level seminar on political, social, cultural, diplomatic, gender, race, and environmental history of the Atlantic World region. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit.
3 HIS 400 - Level
GSP 130 Mapping The World
Engages students with the earth through map interpretation and emerging mapping technologies for applications in geography, location-based services, community planning, environmental management, and land development. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 GSP 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Scientific Inquiry
SOCIO 319 Population And Environment
Studies population growth as it relates to the social and natural environment. History of the emergence, growth, and organization of human populations. Examines contemporary population growth and distribution patterns in relation to natural resources and environmental stress. Letter grade only.
3 SOCIO 300 - Level
PRM 300 Ecotourism
Course will introduce students to the history, concepts, principles, marketing, planning and management of ecotourism activities and development which promote cultural and environmental awareness and local economic benefits with an emphasis on non-western cultures. Letter graded only.
3 PRM 300 - Level Cultural Understanding and Global Critical Thinking
GLG 304 Geology Of Arizona
Geologic evolution of Arizona is interpreted from its rocks, structural features, fossils, and landforms, including natural resources and environmental geology. 3 hrs. lecture plus lab/field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 300 - Level Lab Science Scientific Inquiry
FOR 203 Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a national program of the American Forest Foundation. PLT is designed for formal and non-formal educators interested in learning and teaching environmental education. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 FOR 200 - Level
POS 621 Topics In American Public Law
Specialized study of such subjects as civil rights and liberties, constitutional law, environmental law, legal theory, and law of race and gender. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
3 POS 600 - Level
CDSY 242 Introduction To Sustainability And Ecosystem Thinking
This course teaches sustainability principles. Students learn the social, economic and environmental components that define sustainability. It facilitates environmental awareness and builds foundational knowledge. Using problem solving case studies students hone their abilities to read critically, articulate their views clearly, think about the intersecting human and natural systems that shape our environment to develop critically thinking system perspective towards sustainability. Letter grade only.
2 CDSY 200 - Level
CDSY 321 Urban Sustainability
This course teaches sustainability principles. Students learn the social, economic and environmental components that define sustainability. It facilitates environmental awareness and builds foundational knowledge. Using problem solving case studies students hone their abilities to read critically, articulate their views clearly, think about the intersecting human and natural systems that shape our environment to develop critically thinking system perspective towards sustainability. Letter grade only.
1 CDSY 300 - Level
CDSY 362 Sustainability And Technology
This course explores technologies that are significant in the achievement of sustainability. It explores technological innovations, implementation, challenges and barriers in the Energy, Building, Water, Agriculture-Food sectors. These areas are critical to the social, economic and environmental fabric of society. The degree to which technology facilitates sustainability is examined by concepts such as cradle to cradle and life cycle assessment. Letter grade only.
2 CDSY 300 - Level
ECO 486 International Economics
Applies economic theory to international trade and finance, theories of exchange rate determination, the international monetary system, exchange rate regimes, international cooperation, and the impact of various labor and environmental standard and policies in an open economy setting. Letter grade only.
3 ECO 400 - Level
CDSY 361 The Water Energy Nexus
Water and energy are foundational to development, and as a result forms significant agents of environmental degradation. This class examines the interconnection between energy and water resources and the importance of considering both as an integrated system for decision making and sustainability. Students will acquire training in this area by the application of concepts in scenarios based discussion formats. Letter grade only.
1 CDSY 300 - Level
PRM 401 Natural Resources Protection
This course introduces Federal regulations which provide protection of America's natural resources. Evolution and applicability of environmental laws regulating consumptive and non-consumptive uses of plants, wildlife and fish are discussed. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 PRM 400 - Level
CDSY 240 Introduction To Community Development And Sustainability
Introduction to community development practices and strategies, focused on sustainable assets and asset building. Topics include community organizations, historical and contemporary development efforts, and environmental, human, financial, and political capital. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
3 CDSY 200 - Level
HIS 568 Readings In Environment And Economy
Readings in environmental and economic history that cuts across more than one region. Possible themes are nature and society, climate, water rights, ecofeminism, resource preservation, ecotourism, capitalist development, modernization, and globalization. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
3 HIS 500 - Level
GSP 522 Fundamentals Of Development Law And Community Sustainability
Introduction and overview of major land development law topics and related sustainable community development issues for Professional Science Masters students. Non-PSM students are welcome. Includes fundamentals of community planning and applications in applied environmental fields. Letter grade only.
1 GSP 500 - Level
ENG 411CH Current Trends In Rhetoric, Culture And Society - Honors
Students apply theories and research skills surrounding literate practices to produce capstone projects that show their knowledge of global learning, diversity, and sustainable educational and environmental practices. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit. Letter grade only.
3 ENG 400 - Level Senior Capstone
ENG 411C Current Trends In Rhetoric, Culture And Society
Students apply theories and research skills surrounding literate practices to produce capstone projects that show their knowledge of global learning, diversity, and sustainable educational and environmental practices. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit. Letter grade only.
3 ENG 400 - Level Senior Capstone
PRM 203 Introduction To White Water Rafting
This course is experientially based, and will provide opportunities for skill, technique, and leadership development in whitewater rafting. Emphasis will be placed on technical skill development and environmental ethics related to water based recreation activities. Emphasis is on skill development. Spring or Summer. Letter grade only.
1 PRM 200 - Level
CM 470 GIS Applications For Engineering And Construction
This course applies geographic information systems (GIS) to civil engineering, environmental engineering and construction projects. Students will learn GIS software for digitizing and creating digital maps including data creation, management, manipulation, analysis, and visualization. Cross-listed with CENE 470. Letter grade only.
3 CM 400 - Level
ECO 486H International Economics - Honors
Applies economic theory to international trade and finance, theories of exchange rate determination, the international monetary system, exchange rate regimes, international cooperation, and the impact of various labor and environmental standard and policies in an open economy setting. Letter grade only.
3 ECO 400 - Level
HIS 590 Readings In United States History
Directed readings and critical analysis to develop historiographical competence in a variety of areas, such as cultural, intellectual, social, environmental, ethnic, gender, diplomatic, and economic history of the United States. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit.
3 HIS 500 - Level
FOR 479 Ecosystems And Climate Change
Principles of ecosystem ecology, including the factors controlling ecosystem structure, productivity, nutrient cycling, and energy balance-with examples from the Colorado Plateau and emphasis on global environmental change. Cross-listed with BIO 479. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 FOR 400 - Level
BIO 479 Ecosystems And Climate Change
Principles of ecosystem ecology, including the factors controlling ecosystem structure, productivity, nutrient cycling, and energy balance-with examples from the Colorado Plateau and emphasis on global environmental change. Cross-listed with FOR 479. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisite: (BIO 181 and BIO 182 and BIO 326 ) or (FOR 313 and FOR 314 and FOR 315 and FOR 316)
3 BIO 400 - Level
BBA 410 Advanced Global Marketing
Marketing opportunities and strategies for firms involved in marketing across national borders and in other countries. Special attention given to planning and implementing marketing mix variables in multicultural, international settings. Within this context, this course will emphasize all the environmental factors that make international marketing more interesting and challenging than purely domestic operations. Priority will be given to the impact of diverse cultures on the marketing task in the international context. Letter grade only.
3 BBA 400 - Level
BBA 415 Entrepreneurial And Small Business Marketing
Marketing opportunities and strategies for small firms. Special attention given to planning and implementing marketing mix variables in small business settings. Within this context, this course will emphasize all the environmental factors that make small business marketing more interesting and challenging than for larger competitors. Consideration will be given to the impact of the marketing task for small businesses also operating in the global context. Letter grade only.
3 BBA 400 - Level
GSP 545 Community Planning And Public Health
Examination of the relationship between community planning and public health. Issues related to transportation, land use, urban design, community development, environmental policy, health promotion, and disease prevention are discussed, with examples covering how and why these elements should be considered part of the process and the outcome of public decision-making. Instructor consent required. Letter grade only.
3 GSP 500 - Level
GLG 572 Stable Isotope Geochemistry
In this course you should learn about applications of stable isotope data to solving problems in Earth and environmental science, including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, the atmosphere and the biosphere. The focus will be on low-temperature applications, but the same principles can be applied in metamorphic and igneous systems. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: One year of inorganic chemistry. One year of calculus is recommended.
3 GLG 500 - Level
WGS 370 Doing Feminisms
This course enables you to learn how intersectional identities (gender, race, sexuality, class, ability and age) operate in a community context. Areas of focus include work, family, immigration, dislocation, environmentalism, health and other topics. Grounded in feminist methodologies, students will do interviews, ethnography and analysis by looking at real people's lives and creating practical solutions for social change. Letter grade only.
3 WGS 300 - Level
CM 403 Sustainable Design And Construction
This course investigates sustainability and performance evaluation systems relating to the built environment. Sustainable building principles and practices, and the social, environmental and economic benefits of performance-based design and construction will be explored. Tools such as whole building energy modeling, Life-Cycle Cost analysis, and Life-Cycle Assessment will be used to evaluate the design of performance-based buildings. Co-convened with CENE 503. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 CM 400 - Level
VC 453 Advanced Graphic Design Topics
Studio course. Advanced specialized design topics. Advanced explorations in professional and/or experimental studio practice. The courses examine trends and media applications in visual communication expertise areas. Topics encompass studio practices used in motion graphics, animation, digital media, packaging design, digital illustration, book design, environmental design and other specialized design areas of study. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. Course fee required.
3 VC 400 - Level
AIS 301W Communication Skills For Applied Indigenous Studies
This is the required junior-level writing course for AIS students. It assists students with developing the communication skills needed by professionals working in indigenous communities and organizations. Students will develop skills in writing any of the following: policy, business plans, environmental impact statements, research reports, grants, and other documents as required. They will also develop oral and non-verbal communication skills which will focus on culturally sensitive communication. Letter grade only.
3 AIS 300 - Level Junior Writing Requirement Effective Writing