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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "ENSP-Environmental Science and Policy"

ENSP - Environmental Science and Policy

ENSP 101 Introduction to Environmental Science (3) One of two required courses that introduce students to the topics studied and methods employed in environmental science and policy. Emphasis on scientific ways of knowing; the systems, cycles, flows, and interfaces that characterize the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere; the analysis of human impacts on these systems; and the nature of scientific uncertainty and methods of quantifying environmental processes.

ENSP 102 Introduction to Environmental Policy (3) Additional information: May be taken before or after ENSP101. Second of two courses that introduce students to the topics studied and methods employed in environmental science and policy. Emphasis on the process of formulating, implementing, and evaluating policy responses to environmental problems, with particular attention to policy controversies related to scientific uncertainty, risk assessment, the valuation of nature, and distributional equity. May be taken before or after ENSP101.

ENSP 330 Introduction to Environmental Law (3) Prerequisite: Permission of AGNR-Dean-Environmental Science & Policy Program. Recommended: ENSP101; and ENSP102. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: ENSP330 or ENSP399A. Formerly: ENSP399A. An overview of environmental law, from its common law roots to its role in the modern regulatory state, including an examination of major federal environment statutes and the policy debates inherent in them. Other areas covered include civil and criminal enforcement, standing to sue, land use control, and regulatory takings.

ENSP 340 Water: Science, Ethics and Law (3) Prerequisite: Permission of AGNR-Dean-Environmental Science & Policy Program. Recommended: ENSP102 and ENSP101. Credit only granted for: ENSP340 or ENSP399B. Formerly: ENSP399B. Exploration of legal, policy, ethical, and scientific apsects of water resource protection and management. Focus on water pollution, water availability, ecosystems, and sustainability.

ENSP 342 Environmental Threats to Oceans and Coasts: Towards an Integrated Policy Response (3) Prerequisite: ENSP101 and ENSP102. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and permission of Environmental Science and Policy program. Credit only granted for: ENSP399A or ENSP342. Formerly: ENSP399A. An interdisciplinary study of the challenges of maintaining the health and vitality of oceans and coasts in the face of climate change, extreme weather, and other threats including pollution, and oil and gas development. Exploration of four broad themes: resource management, conservation and stewardship, pollution, and coastal zone management. Also, an analysis of current efforts to integrate these themes through ecosystem-based management; marine spatial planning; and related policy responses.

ENSP 386 Internship (3-6) Restriction: Must have internship proposal approved by the concentration advisor, the director of ENSP and the student's internship sponsor.

ENSP 399 Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy (1-3) Restriction: Must be in Environmental Science and Policy program; or permission of AGNR-Dean-Environmental Science & Policy Program. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. A substantive and specialized examination of contemporary issues in environmental science or policy.

ENSP 400 Capstone in Environmental Science and Policy (3) Prerequisite: ENSP101; and ENSP102. Restriction: Senior standing; or permission of the Director of ENSP. And must be in Environmental Science and Policy program. Integration of physical, biological, and social sciences with applications to environmental science and policy. Problem-solving and multi-disciplinary case study evaluations pertinent to contemporary and future issues related to the environment.

ENSP 499 Honors Thesis Research (1-6) Restriction: Must be in the ENSP Honors program; and permission of AGNR-Dean-Environmental Science & Policy Program. Repeatable to 6 credits. Individual research, thesis, and oral defense. The research project will be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.

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