Courses

Classes at LSSU:

  1. EVRN 425 Environmental Systems:Evaluation of the environmental health of a site through the understanding of the fundamental principles associated with water and waste water. Sustainability of the water resources are covered, with a special focus on drought prone areas.

  2. GEO 411 Hydrological system: Surface and groundwater:The study of hydrologic systems with an emphasis on groundwater hydrology. Topics include the hydrologic cycle, precipitation, droughts, evapotranspiration, groundwater flow, groundwater-surface water interaction and groundwater contamination.

  3. EVRN 345 Advanced Spatial Analysis and Statistics: The emphasis in this course is analyzing patterns, mapping clusters, and identifying geographic distributions. Specific topics include point pattern analysis, spatial autocorrelation, spatial regression and kriging.

  4. EVRN 131 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems: This course is designed to initiate the exploration of tools and technology needed to access, manipulate, and display geographic information. Topics include cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Remote Sensing (RS).

  5. EVRN 325 Geospatial Analysis: This class focuses on a wide range of issues relating to the analysis of raster models, Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), and satellite imagery. Special emphasis is placed on visualization and analysis of environmental data in 3-D.


Classes previously taught at NMU:

  1. GC 320 Environmental Policy and Regulations: Historical framework for environmental protection, environmental regulations associated with water quality, air quality, toxic substances, waste management, and natural resources.

  2. GC 300 Regional Studies: Mexico. History, geography, economic activities, politics, religion, economic challenges, NAFTA, society and culture, immigration, and current environmental problems.