Course Information

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
ENVM501 Anglo Amer Juris. and Writing
This course includes a review of the basic system of laws and court in the United States, focusing on the federal and state legal systems, particularly how laws are made and interpreted. The importance of precedent will be discussed. The interplay between the federal and state systems will be explored. Additionally, emphasis will be placed upon the administrative legal system and how administrative rules and decisions interrelate with statutes and court decisions. Students will also study the basic concepts of American environmental law. A writing component will focus on writing principles and grammar to improve clarity and correctness; on proper academic research; on the acceptable, scientific use of evidence/support materials in research or scientific papers; on APA standards for source identification and on revision, editing and library skills. Each student will be expected to do a writing sample and short research projects to reveal competencies necessary for graduate work. A final exam covers major course content (terminology, concepts, principles, etc.) in order to determine overall understanding of the writing process and how to evaluate written work as self-directed graduate students.
ENVM502 Technical Review Course
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles in mathematics and science important for the ESH discipline. ESH professionals must have basic knowledge in the fields of mathematics and statistics in order to understand phenomena and apply theory in the fields of health, industrial hygiene and environmental services. This course seeks to direct the student entering the MS program to prerequisite knowledge and skills that will help to ensure sucess in fulfilling course work requirements. This class will be offered as optional to those students who have had basic course work but wish to refresh their skills, and as mandatory to those students who have not demonstrated adequate undergraduate preparation.
ENVM503 Biol & Chem Review
This course is intended for graduate students who are refreshing their chemistry and biology backgrounds for the environmental management master's program. The material presented will acquaint the student with a chemistry review and structure of the human body as it relates to its function. Special emphasis is placed on those systems that have a direct bearing on structure, function and social issues of today.
ENVM510 Environmental Health and Epidemiology
This course is an introduction to the diverse and dynamic elements of natural systems and human populations and the impact on each other. The course will illustrate how epidemiology is an important tool to evaluate these impacts relative to environmental safety and health. It is designed for individuals with various backgrounds and with limited education in biomedical sciences, statistics or advanced mathematics. The purpose of the course is to provide the basis for public health investigations and the underlying rationale for toxicological standard setting. A case-study approach will be employed.
ENVM515 Accounting & Financial Analysis for Technical Managers
This course is a study of financial accounting models and their relevance to cost control. This class enables ESH managers to understand accounting and auditing practices to encourage sound financial decisions. Additionally, the tracking costs for ESH equipment and supplies within the firm's accounting system is discussed to enable the manager to better understand financial impact. A second portion of this class will discuss project management accounting practices and review of financial statements to evaluate corporate practices.
ENVM520 Public Policy & Communication
This course provides an overview of the social, governmental and economic forces during the development and implementation of environmental and labor laws and policy. The impact of public opinion on political systems and mechanisms provides the basis for understanding the specific nature and ramifications of environmental, employeee safety and public health issues. This course covers the development of federal and state laws, and local zoning issues. This class provides the skills necessary to assess changes in policy and communicate their impacts and risks to the organization. This course also discusses external communication of risk to public representatives, regulators and the legal community.
ENVM525 Organizational Theory & Behavior
This course addresses the essential strategies for understanding and managing an organization and its human resources, especially in the area of ESH administration. Specific examples of the strategic direction and management leadership of successful companies are compared with their competitors. This class also discusses the fit of corporate strategy to the organizational type, level and culture, and the employee culture, as well as the various approaches to human resource utilization.
ENVM540 Production/Operations & Auditing
This course discusses operational management systems and their impact on the market strength of the company. Environmental, safety and health issues are discussed as they apply to operational considerations within an organization. This class discusses waste recognition and reduction techniques in order to improve the efficiency of the operation and reduce its liability. Case studies provide the framework for data analysis, conceptual information and critical thinking. Auditing techniques, reporting and corrective action are central issues for applying business decisions to environmental, safety and health issues.
ENVM550 OSHA Law and Regulations
This course addresses the Occupational Safety and Health Act and related statutory and constitutional issues. Case studies are used to enhance the critical thinking and research skills required to solve problems, resolve conflict and express and communicate ideas in this subject area. The student will also learn to relate Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) concerns to practical decision making in the environmental, safety and health field.
ENVM560 Disaster & Emergency Mgmt
This course is an overview of all phases of disaster and emergency management as they relate to the private, public and non-profit sectors of a community. Systematic approaches for emergency planning, incident command, response and recovery are examined for organizations of all sizes. Governmental roles (local, state and federal) in mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery are examined as well as the roles of non-profit organizations. The importance of an integrated approach to emergency management, coordinating community resources and incorporating public sector liability, is addressed throughout.
ENVM570 Applied Safety Management
This course focuses on behavior-based safety management practices. Effective safety and health management involves the collective support of the corporate structure and employees. Management issues involve employee motivation, company culture, hazard recognition, evaluation and prevention, regulatory compliance, benchmarking performance, auditing and record keeping.
ENVM581 Solid Waste Management
This course will focus on current municipal solid waste landfill design and operation and solid waste management issues including the generation, reduction, collection, disposal and management of solid waste in the United States. Topics will include landfill design, landfill operation, source reduction, recycling, reuse, waste to energy issues, composting and bioreactor landfill methodology.
ENVM583 ESH Quality Systems and Auditing
This course provides an introduction to the management systems and quality-assurance methods used to enhance operational and compliance effectiveness in environmental and safety and health departments and programs. Surveyed topics include ISO 14000 and Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 and related quality-management approaches.
ENVM585 Water & Wastewater Treatment
This course is a review of the common treatment technologies and design engineering approaches used to prepare drinking water and treat wastewaters. Regulatory expectations under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act and related water-quality laws are emphasized throughout. Watershed analysis and source water protection initiatives are also discussed.
ENVM590 Air Pollution Control
The objective of the course is to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of issues relating to the sources and types of air emissions, meteorology and its roles in the dispersion of air pollutants. In addition, the course will provide the student with a brief review of the regulatory history of federally enacted laws. The course will discuss the common control technologies used to control air emissions from fixed sources. The course will also address atmospheric photochemical reactions and mobile sources.
ENVM598 Research Methods
This course provides instruction in the design, formulation and appraisal of a potential research topic and is the foundational class for the integrated culminating project. The course will enable the student to better understand the research process from conception to completion, including the use of online reference materials.
ENVM599 Topics in Environmental Mgmt
This repeatable topics course focuses on current topical issues in environmental, safety and health reporting and planning for managers.
ENVM605 Indust Hygiene Principles & Calc
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of industrial hygiene evaluation and control. With the use of case studies and calculations the student will become familiar with the principles of toxicology and behavior gases, vapors and aerosols. Typical workplace applications involving standard preparation and calibration, use of gas laws to evaluate occupational exposure, and estimating ventilation flow for typical dilution and local exhaust ventilation will be illustrated throughout this course. Methods of evaluating thermal stress, noise and non-ionizing radiation will be illustrated with appropriate numerical methods. An introduction to the principles of and models employed in evaluating repetitive motion and cumulative trauma will be presented.
ENVM620 International Environmental Pol.
This course focuses on an understanding of international agreements and treaties that affect commerce and environmental protection on a global level. The course is structured on a 10-session format.
ENVM625 Project Management and Planning
This course covers the elements of effective project management through strategic planning, forecasting, project implementation and cost control. The student will understand the translation of corporate environmental, safety and health policy into viable operational functions. The student will be able to communicate environmental, safety and health projects to management in a business format through understanding of cost, budget and return-on-investment considerations.
ENVM645 Environmental Remediation Mgmt
This course presents an overview of waste management technologies and waste characterization as well as principles of movement and reactions of contaminants in air, water and soils. This course includes an introduction to the economics of waste management technologies and project/program management as well as related redevelopment issues.
ENVM650 Environmental Law & Permitting
This course provides an overvierw of the development and structure of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Students will study the format and requirements of specific EPA regulations and their application to business and industry. Permit application and documentation for compliance will be stressed to enable students to learn environmental management techniques.
ENVM655 Pollution Prev & Ind Ecology
This course addresses the methods and cost-benefit analysis of proactive pollution prevention approaches and waste minimization programs. Case studies are used in conjunction with federal, state and proprietary reference materials to guide students through the implementation of customized pollution prevention programs. Life cycle analysis, assessment of wastes released in related production infrastructure and other aspects of industrial ecology are introduced.
ENVM660 Vulnerability & Threat Assessmnt
This course offers a risk identification and analysis for facilities and communities for extraordinary hazards of varied origin, including natural, accidental, criminal and terrorist events. The course emphasizes both the identification of potentially catastrophic hazards and appraisal of their potential operational impacts within organizations' overall protective strategies to reduce risk. This course utilizes a case-study approach. Students complete an independent analysis for a facility or community setting.
ENVM661 Incident Command & Response
This course offers a state-of-the-art guide for designing an emergency response system incorporating all the latest guidance from the federal agencies now cooperating within the Department of Homeland Security, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), OSHA, National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Justice and Treasury, as well as professional associations such as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM). The course includes exercise development and implementation.
ENVM662 Business Continuity & Asset Prot
This is a focused risk management course that addresses the business issues of coping with a catastrophe including operational continuity, contingency planning, loss exposure, insurance, liability, public- sector assistance, bankruptcy and long-term recovery.
ENVM665 Risk Management for Managers
This course incorporates environmental, safety and health management considerations as a component for overall firm strategy. The course discusses the process of identification, assessment, handling and minimization of financial risk. Students will conduct risk assessment through the process of collecting, analyzing and communicating scientific and economic information for use in policy formulation, decision making and risk management. Mathematical techniques will be used for probability determination and statistical analysis.
ENVM698 Capstone Course Integrated Project
This course is a project designed to be taken as a last course in the program. The student will integrate and apply the concepts learned through the program to complete a project in environmental, safety and health management application. The student and adviser will agree on the type and nature of a problem selected by the student. The project will involve research and preparation of a written product that defines the project, summarizes the data and presents the conclusions of the student. The capstone project will be used as an evaluation tool for program objectives.