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CourseTitleDescriptionPrerequisitesTypically offeredInstructor(s)Next offered
AAE 532Introduction to Remote SensingFundamentals of satellite and airborne remote sensing. Basic physical principles of electromagnetic wave propagation will be introduced. From this foundation, the phenomenology’s enabling properties of the atmosphere; ocean and land surface to be measured at a distance will be developed. These principles will be applied to the design of instruments and satellite missions for Earth observation. Microwave instruments will be emphasized, although there will also be discussion of optical systems. Most of the material would also be applicable to remote sensing of other planets. Intended for students in Engineering or the Sciences. Typically offered Spring.Undergraduate degree in Engineering or Physical SciencesSpringGarrisonSpring 2020
ABE 325Soil and Water Resource EngineeringInterrelationships of the plant-water-air-soil system; hydrologic processes; protection of surface and ground water quality; GIS targeting of soil and water protection measures; and design of subsurface and overland drainage systems, irrigation systems, and soil erosion control practices.(MA 26200 or (MA 26500 and MA 26600)) and AGRY 255FallCherkauerFall 2019
ABE 527Computer Models in Environmental and Natural Resources EngineeringOffers students in environmental and natural resources engineering programs an understanding of the hydrological processes and related design skills. Principles of soil erosion by water; drainage of agricultural lands; surface runoff; flood and reservoir routing; hydrodynamic and water quality in pipe network; nonpoint source pollution; and transport phenomenon are studied. Current computer models utilized in industry for decision support are applied using case studies to further enhance the understanding of the hydrological processes. Limitations and advantages of the models are discussed. Hydrologic response in urban and urbanizing areas and analysis techniques for identifying hydrologic change.ABE 325 and CE 340 and CE 343SpringGitauSpring 2018
AGRY 120Water and Food Security noneFallBowlingFall 2019
ABE 529Nonpoint Source Pollution EngineeringVariable Title Course Number: Special Topics Engineering principles involved in assessment and management of nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. Effect of NPS pollution on ecosystem integrity. Use of GIS/mathematical models to quantify extent of pollution. Design/implementation of best management practices to improve water quality. Discussion of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) principles and processes.ABE 325 or CE 542 or AGRY 337 or course in hydrologySpringGitauSpring 2019
ABE 651Environmental InformaticsLearn methods to manipulate file formats, check data quality, estimate missing data, handle time series and spatial data, compute summary statistics and develop quality graphics. Most programming is done with Python in a Linux/Unix environment.  Lectures and computer lab time.  Final project.Graduate only.  Students should have experience with one programming language.SpringCherkauerSpring 2019
AGEC 608Benefit-Cost AnalysisPrinciples and practice for analysis of the benefits and costs of public investments. Topics include measures of project worth, choice of the discount rate, analysis of projects with multiple objectives and purposes, identifying and quantifying benefits and costs, applications of consumer and producer surplus in project analysis, treatment of risk and uncertainty, and shadow pricing techniques for project evaluation in developing countries. Concurrent prerequisite: AGEC 60400; a graduate course in microeconomic theory.SpringReelingSpring 2019
AGRY 337Environmental HydrologyThis course is designed to provide undergraduate students with  both the basics of how water moves through the environment and current theories as to how hydrologic response is modified by environmental change at a variety of temporal and spatial scales.noneSpringBowlingSpring 2019
AGRY 338Environmental hydrology field lab nonespring (even years)BowlingSpring 2020
AGRY 385Environmental Soil ChemistryDesigned as an upper level introductory course covering environmental soil chemistry concepts in framework most applicable to inorganic and organic chemical contamination of soil and water resources and intended for students in environmental science fields that may not have a strong chemistry and/or math background. Learn the fundamental properties and processes responsible for the environmental fate of contaminants in the soil-water environment with emphasis on soil and solution chemistry. Lecture and lab course.AGRY 255 and CHM 116FallL. LeeFall 2017
AGRY 540Soil ChemistryEmphasis on processes controlling the gaseous, solution, and solid phases in soils including precipitation, acid-base, oxidation-reduction, complexation, absorption, and ion exchange. Basic principles of soil chemistry and mineralogyAGRY 365SpringJohnstonNA
AGRY 598Soil BiogeochemistryVariable Title Course Number: Special ProblemsnoneSpringJohnstonNA
AGRY 565Soils and LandscapesSoils as natural components of landscapes, geomorphology and soil characteristics; processes of soil formation; principal soils of Indiana, their adaptations, limitations, productivity and use; global soil distributions; application of GPS and mobile GIS in the field. This course requires two all-day field trips.AGRY 255, EAPS 111, or consent of instructorFallSchulzeFall
AGRY 641Statistical HydrologyVariable Title Course Number: Special Problems Hydrologic response in urban and urbanizing areas and analysis techniques for identifying hydrologic change.stat 511 or equivalentfall even yearsBowlingFall 2020
CE 641Statistical HydrologyVariable Title Course Number: Special Problems Hydrologic response in urban and urbanizing areas and analysis techniques for identifying hydrologic change.stat 511 or equivalentfall even yearsBowlingFall 2020
ASM 540Geographic Information Systems ApplicationFundamentals of GIS analysis applied to environmental, agricultural, and engineering-related problems. Topics include data sources, spatial analysis; projections; creating data and metadata, and conceptualizing and solving spatial problems using GIS.ASM 231fallSaraswatFall 2017
CE 299Introduction to Engineering of WaterThis 1 credit hour class is designed to give students some hands-on exposure to water engineering, particularly freshman and sophomore students. Topics vary with semester but have included rainwater harvesting, water chemistry, water quality, flood modeling, dispersion of pollutants, and stream gaging.NonefallTroy (+8 others)Fall 2019
CE 340HydraulicsFluid properties; hydrostatics; kinematics and dynamics of fluid flows; conservation of mass, energy, and momentum; flows in pipes and open channels. Formal laboratory experiments. Hydrostatics and buoyancy; bernoulli's equation; shear stress and rate of strain; viscous pipe flow; drag and lift; open channel flow; pumps and turbomachineryCE 198 or ME 274 or AAE 230fall & springTroy; Lyn; Merwade; AubeneauEvery semester
CE 343Elementary Hydraulics LaboratoryThe laboratory covers basic concepts in analysis of experimental data and methods in hydraulic measurements. A variety of simple laboratory experiments illustrating the principles of hydraulics are performed.CE 340fall & springTroy; Lyn; Merwade; AubeneauFall 2017

CE 350

EEE 350

Introduction to Environmental & Ecological EngineeringBasic principles of environmental engineering are presented, including fundamental tools used to examine environmental systems and solve environmental problems (e.g., material balances, environmental chemistry, elemental cycles).  Common environmental applications are presented, including treatment of municipal wastewater, potable water production, air pollution, and management of solid  and hazardous wastes.  We will also examine approaches that have promise for allowing sustainable, long-term use of available resources, as well as contemporary and emerging environmental issues.  Field trips required.CHM 116, PHYS 172, MA 166, or their equivalents (2 semesters of college chemistry, one semester of college physics, 2 semesters of college calculus).fall & springBlatchley; HuaSpring 2019
CE 352Biological Principles of Environmental EngineeringIntroduction and application of environmental microbiological concepts to the solution of problems of water pollution and its control.NoneFallNiesNA
CE 353Physico-Chemical Principles of Enviornmental EngineeringThis course presents basic physico-chemical aspects of air, water, and wastewater pollution, and pollution control methods. Topics covered in the course include acid/base chemistry, solubility, colloidal chemistry, sorption processes, and oxidation-reduction. Selected physico-chemical processes and analytical procedures are discussed, demonstrated, and applied in the laboratory.NoneSpringJafvertNA

CE 355

EEE 355

Engineering Environmental SustainabilityAn introduction to the examination of global- scale resource utilization, food, energy and commodity production, population dynamics, and their ecosystem impacts.NoneFall & springNies; BlatchleyFall 2017
CE 440Urban HydraulicsSources and distribution of water in urban environment, including surface reservoir requirements, utilization of groundwater, and distribution systems. Analysis of sewer systems and drainage courses for the disposal of both wastewater and storm water. Pumps and lift stations.  Urban planning and storm drainage practice. The course employs the basic principles of hydraulics to design of hydraulic structures. It combines hydraulics and urban drainage issues. Topics include (i) water distribution systems, (ii) pump design and selection, (iii) sanitary sewer design, and (iv) storm sewer design. Basic rainfall-runoff relationships,design of storage structures, and unit hydrograph theory are also covered.CE 340FallGovindarajuFall 2019
CE 443Introductory Environmental Fluid MechanicsKinematics of fluid flow. Differential equations for environmental fluid flows, including effects of variable density and rotation. Ideal fluid flow; boundary layer approximation; turbulence; water waves. Pressure and hydrostatics in environmental flows; surface tension and viscosity; boundary layers; drag and lift; sediment transport; open channel flow; jets and plumesCE 340SpringTroycontact Dr. Troy

CE 456


Wastewater Treatment ProcessesThe objectives of this course are to provide an integrated, multidisciplinary, and flexible design experience for students, allowing students to integrate knowledge and skills gained earlier in the degree program to create and evaluate designs that address important issues of environmental and ecological engineering.CE/EEE 350FallZhouFall 2019
CE 540Open Channel HydraulicsEnergy and momentum principles, design of open channels for uniform and nonuniform flow, boundary layer and roughness effects, flow over spillways, energy dissipation, flow in channels of nonlinear alignment and nonprismatic section.   Lyncontact Dr. Lyn
CE 542HydrologyMeteorology; precipitation; stream flow, evaporation, and transpiration; subsurface flows, well hydraulics; runoff relations and hydrographs; elements of stream flow routing, frequency and duration studies; extreme values statistics applied to flood and drought forecasting; application of hydrologic techniques. The course is designed to present (a) introductory knowledge of hydrologic cycle and its components, (b) movement of water through different components of hydrologic cycle, (c)   hydrologic analysis and modeling. FallMerwadeFall 2019
CE 543Coastal EngineeringAn introduction to coastal engineering with emphasis on the interaction between oceanic dynamic processes (waves, currents, and tides) and coastal regions (beaches, harbors, structures, and estuaries) and on the engineering approaches necessary to prevent adverse effects caused by this interaction.  Spring TroyFall or Spring 2019
CE 544Subsurface HydrologyBasic principles of fluid flow in saturated and unsaturated materials. Darcy's law, well hydraulics, determination of hydraulic properties of aquifers. Infiltration theory. Discussions of artificial recharge, land subsidence, saltwater intrusion, ground water quality and contamination. This course covers the basics of flow through porous media, groundwater movement, well hydraulics, inverse problems, and unsaturated flows. FallAubeneauFall 2019
CE 547Transport Processes in Surface WatersFour main topics are covered: (1) density-stratified two-layer systems in lakes and channels, with applications to mixed-layer growth, oil-spill containment, salinity intrusions, (2) advection-diffusion modeling in channels, including analytical solutions to steady and unsteady, one- and two-dimensional problems, (3) mechanisms of diffusional transport, including turbulence in channels and longitudinal shear dispersion, and (4) near-field analysis of discharges, including similarity analyses of jets and plumes. Advection and turbulent diffusion in rivers and streams; longitudinal dispersion; transverse mixing in rivers; oxygen transfer; properties of turbulence in surface waters, including effects of density stratification; mixing and transport in lakes  Aubeneau contact Dr. Aubeneau
CE 549Computational Watershed HydrologyUse of professional computer programs for the calculation of the runoff from complex basins. Generation of unit hydrographs. Calculation of losses, channel and reservoir routing, parameter optimization, and application of Kinematic wave technique to urban catchments. The course is designed to present: (a) hydrologic data and modeling resources in public domain, (b) hydrologic data management and analysis using GIS, (c) hydrologic and hydraulic modeling using GIS FallMerwadeSpring 2019
CE 550Physico-Chemical Processes in Environmental Engineering

Students in this class will learn fundamental principles of physico/chemical processes that are commonly used by Environmental Engineers.  Examples will be given from many applications, but the emphasis will be on water treatment.  The principles that are taught in this class have broad application in Environmental Engineering, and in other disciplines.  As such, the focus will be on fundamental concepts, so as to prompt their application in a wide range of settings, and to promote creativity.  Topics include: reactor theory, mixing, basic principles and fundamental models to describe solid/fluid separation processes (gravity-based processes, centrifugation, coagulation/flocculation, filtration), chlorine chemistry, disinfection kinetics, UV disinfection, gas/liquid transfer, ion exchange, and adsorption.

 Fall  BlatchleyFall 2019
CE 559Water Quality ModelingMathematical modeling of chemical and biological processes occurring in natural aquatic systems. Classical oxygen demand and nutrient processes are modeled, as well as chemical specific transport and fate processes. Emphasis is placed on deterministic models, mass balance approaches, and chemical specific coefficients or parameters. FallJafvertFall 2017
CE 597Water Chemistry for Environmental and Ecological EngineersPrinciples of chemistry applied to the analysis and distribution of the chemical composition of natural waters and engineered water systems. Lecture topics include acid/base, complexation, precipitation/dissolution, sorption and redox reactions in the context of environmental and ecological engineering. Case studies focus on water chemistry in research and practice.
 FallHuaOffered every fall. Next offering: Fall 2019
CE 597Environmental BiotechnologyThis course focuses on fundamentals of molecular biology and biotechnology for environmental applications. The major topics include activated sludge processes, stoichiometry, bioenergetics, anaerobic digestion, biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal, molecular microbiology tools, biofouling, antibiotic resistance, and biofuels.
SpringZhouSpring 2019

 CE 597

EEE 595

BIOL 595

AGEC 498

NUR 599

 Water Supply in Developing CountriesAn interdisciplinary service-learning class in which students design, build, and implement community-scale water treatment systems for impoverished communities in a developing country.  The current geographic focus is on communities in the vicinity of Santiago, Dominican Republic.  Students work in interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement designs for water treatment systems.  In addition, teams work with affected communities to implement business models to provide for sustained use of the system, as well as public health education programs for use in the local schools and public health clinics.  Enrollment in the class is limited.  Interested students should contact Professor Blatchley.  Spanish language skills are desirable, but not required.  Fall and Spring Blatchley, Foster, Johnson Spring 2019
CE 691*CE Seminar - Hydraulics and hydrologyVariable Title Course Number: Civil Engineering Seminar   Fall 2017
CE 682Groundwater SeepageHydromechanics of confined and unconfined flow of water through soils FallBourdeauFall 2017
EAPS 200Water WorldThis course is designed primarily for undergraduate students in science and non-science majors. The course provides an introduction to the hydrological processes impacting life on the "Blue Marble" emphasizing an Earth-systems approach from a geoscience perspective. The coursework, assignments, and examinations emphasize developing a basic understanding of hydrological processes, interactions, and concepts. To be successful in this course, the student must make connections: what are the major hydrological processes, where do they occur, why do they occur, and how do they impact or interact with other Earth systems. SpringFrisbeeSpring 2018
EAPS 518Soil BiogeochemistryVariable Title Course Number: Advanced Topics in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences   NA
EAPS 584HydrogeologyThis course is designed primarily for graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students in science and engineering majors.  The course provides an introduction to Hydrogeology emphasizing the importance of groundwater, hydrogeological flow processes and governing flow equations, aquifer properties, groundwater/surface-water interactions, well hydraulics, geochemistry of groundwater, and age-dating of groundwater.  In-class lab exercises, homework assignments, group and term projects are given to provide a strong understanding of hydrogeological processes, concepts, and real-world problems. FallFrisbeeFall 2017
EAPS 680Contaminant HydrogeologyThis course is designed primarily for graduate students in science and engineering majors.  The course provides an introduction to Contaminant Hydrogeology emphasizing the importance of flow and transport processes, governing flow equations, migration of plumes in aquifers, contaminant movement facilitated by groundwater/surface-water interactions, methods used to infer flowpath distributions and residence times of groundwater (including geochemical and isotopic tracers, and particle tracking), and remediation practices of groundwater. FallFrisbeeFall 2018
EEE 300Environmental and Ecological Systems ModelingIntroduction to computational methods for describing physical, chemical, and microbiological processes that occur in natural and engineered aqueous systems, including rivers and lakes, and within water and wastewater treatment systems. Emphases on understanding and conceptualizing important processes, data analysis, algorithm development, and competency in the use of programming tools. Spring NA
EEE 560Membranes for Water TreatmentThis course module is intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge on various membrane processes for water treatment. The main topics include micro-filtration, nano-filtration, reverse osmosis, and their applications in water treatment and water reuse.
FallZhouFall 2020
 EEE 560 Photochemical Reactors: Theory, Methods, and Applications Photochemical reactors are being used with increasing regularity to promote changes in water chemistry and microbiology.  In this class, fundamental principles of photochemical reactions and photochemical reactor theory are presented, along with methods that are used to evaluate these systems.  Also included will be descriptions of applications of photochemical reactors that are based on UV radiation.  Offered as a five-week module (1 credit).  Spring Blatchley Spring 2019
EPCSParticipation in EPICS (multiple course numbers)

Participation in Environmental Projects in Community Service (EPICS)

  • Water Resources Management: Bowling, Cherkauer, Engel, Mashtare
 Fall and SpringBowling, Cherkauer, Engel, MashtareFall 2017
FNR 201Marine BiologyAn introduction to the major groups of marine organisms and their habitats. Emphasis on application of ecological principles to the conservation of important marine species. FallGoforthFall 2017
FNR 24150Ecology and Systematics of Fishes, Amphibians and ReptilesIntroduction to the ecology and systematics of fishes and mammals. Discuss the evolutionary adaptations and ecological processes of these vertebrate groups at the individual, population, and community levels. Examine the roles of phylogeny, physiology, morphology, and behavior in influencing organismal responses to the environment. Assess issues related to the conservation of fishes and mammals. FallChristie; WilliamsFall 2017
FNR 351Aquatic Sampling TechniquesAn introduction to laboratory and field sampling methods in aquaculture, limnology, and fisheries biology. Emphasis will be placed on the proper use of laboratory equipment and sampling gears, as well as the development of sampling protocols for collecting representative, non-biased fisheries and aquatic sciences data.   NA
FNR 359Spatial Ecology and GISIntroduction to the principles of landscape ecology and biogeography with a laboratory devoted to the analysis of spatial data using geographic information systems. FallPijanowskiFall 2017
FNR 452AquacultureHistorical perspectives and current practices in aquaculture, including production systems, feeds, water quality requirements, and diseases of commercially important species.   NA
FNR 454Fisheries Science and ManagementTheory and practice of fisheries management, with emphasis on strategies utilized for the management of freshwater and marine fisheries. Application of quantitative methodologies for the assessment and manipulation of aquatic habitats, sport and commerical fish populations, and human resource users and non-users are considered as in the setting of appropriate goals and objectives for effective, science-based management. One weekend field laboratory is required. FallHookFall 2017
FNR 455Fish EcologyThe relationship of fishes to the physical, chemical, and biological features of the environment in both natural and perturbed aquatic ecosystems. An emphasis will be placed on diversity in morphology, behavior, feeding, and reproductive strategies as they relate to individual and population adaptation, community structure, and anthropogenic effects.   NA
FNR 526Aquatic Animal HealthThis is an introductory course designed to provide instruction on the methodology of diagnosis and treatment of parasitic, fungal, bacterial, viral, nutritional, and environmental diseases of fishes and other aquatic organisms (amphibians, reptiles, and bivalves). Courses in chemistry and biology are expected and in animal physiology is preferred, but not required.   NA
FNR 550Fisheries Stock Assessment and ModelingTheory and application of models and other quantitative analyses for the assessment and management of recreational, commercial, and non-game fishes. Emphasis is placed on the estimation of basic fish population dynamics, and the development and application of models used to predict and assess fisheries management outcomes.   NA
NRES 385Environmental Soil ChemistryDesigned as an upper level introductory course covering environmental soil chemistry concepts in framework most applicable to inorganic and organic chemical contamination of soil and water resources and intended for students in environmental science fields that may not have a strong chemistry and/or math background. FallL. LeeFall 2017
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