University of Evansville

Environmental Studies

Students in UE's environmental studies program have access to a vast, natural research lab in the Vectren Conservation Park, an 1,100-acre tract of bottomland generously donated to the University by Vectren.

Course Offerings

ES–103 Fundamentals of Environmental Science (3 credits)
Introduces interdisciplinary nature of problems relating to the human environment, including social, political, and economic aspects.
ES–299 Special Topics in Environmental Studies (1-4 credits)
(1-4 credits) Lecture, discussion, and/or lab devoted to a topic not covered in regular environmental studies courses. Topics vary depending on interests of faculty and students. May be repeated. Prerequisites announced when scheduled. Fall, spring.
ES–360 Science of Environmental Pollutants (3 credits)
Using discussion format and student presentations, course clarifies the sources of pollutants and their transport in the environment and discusses monitoring and remediation of pollution. Special attention given to pollution of the atmosphere, surface water, and groundwater. Presumes a familiarity with ecological concepts. Some discussion of important legislation related to pollution incorporated. Prerequisite: Chemistry 118. Recommended: Biology 118 or Environmental Studies 103
ES–440 Environmental Law and the Regulatory Process (3 credits)
Analysis of political and organizational processes that influence the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of public policy. Focus placed on ecosystems, population, biodiversity, and global as well as domestic governance. Prerequisites: Biology 118 or Environmental Studies 103; Political Science 143.
ES–495 Environmental Studies Internship (3-8 credits)
(3-8 credits) Field experience for environmental studies majors under the supervision of a professional in an environmentally related area. Prerequisite: Written application for internship must be received by the environmental studies program director prior to beginning the internship. Fall, spring.
ES–499 Advanced Special Topics in Environmental Studies (1-4 credits)
(1-4 credits) Lecture, discussion, and/or lab devoted to an advanced topic not covered in regular environmental studies courses. Topics vary depending on interests of faculty and students. May be repeated. Prerequisites announced when scheduled. Fall, spring.