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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses with sustainability content::
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 3623 4000
Number of sustainability courses offered 96 45
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 84 108

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
45

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
56

Number of years covered by the data:
Three

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Undergraduate Courses:

AAD 201 History of the Built Environment/Discussion
Relationships among art, architecture, and literature (fiction and non-fiction) from the twenty-fifth century BCE to the present. Emphasis on the built environment as a manifestation of cultural forces and design aesthetics.

AAD 201D History of the Built Environment/Discussion
Relationships among art, architecture, and literature (fiction and non-fiction) from the twenty-fifth century BCE to the present. Emphasis on the built environment as a manifestation of cultural forces and design aesthetics.

AAD 202 Analysis of the Built Environment
Exploration of space and form-making through examination of historical precedent. Emphasis on developing a visual vocabulary and understanding of the built environment as cultural creation.

AAE 330 Design With Climate
Effect of climate on energy uses in buildings, architectural design, and occupants’ comfort. Covers basic climatic design principles including passive solar design, site analysis, heat transfer, daylighting, and acoustics.

AAE 435 Developing Sustainable Design
Exploration of sustainable design emphasizing application of analytical, conceptual, and representational skills within projects that engage cultural, ecological, technological, and urban contexts.

AAE 454 Architecture and the New Urbanism
Examination of New Urbanism and its implications for architectural design practices.

AAE 459 Design and Development
Survey of the economic and political influences upon the development of building projects and building types.

AAE 460 Issues in Contemporary Urbanism
Examines the forces shaping contemporary architectural and urban design practices including the effects of cultural, economic, and political transformations upon spatial formations.

AAI 450 Designed Environment and Human Behavior
Effects of interior spaces, architecture, and urban settings on human well-being and functioning.

AAI 459 Design and Development
Survey of the economic and political influences upon the development of building projects and building types.

AAL 101 Design With Nature
Introduces concepts of natural systems and their influence on human activity and living environments. Reviews historical context and cultural adaptations and introduces basic management and use of natural systems. Reviews natural, biological, cultural and design management philosophies.

AAL 330 Design with Climate
Explanation of effects of climate on thermal comfort in or outside buildings. Comprehensive coverage of basic climatic design principles including passive solar design, site analysis, heat transfer and daylighting. Emphasizes integrating available natural energies in design.

AAL 459 Design and Development
Survey of the economic and political influences upon the development of building projects and building types.

AAP 100 Introduction to Urban Planning
Survey of urban planning. Includes historical examples and the theoretical, social, technical, and environmental forces that shape this profession. Especially for majors and non-majors who wish to explore this field as a career choice.

AAP 377 Site Planning and Environmental Analysis
Lecture/seminar course. Focuses on urban planning site planning and environmental analysis as they relate to the design process. Readings, discussions, and field trips.

AAP 378 Urban Form and Design
Form and structure of cities as related to the design process.

AAP 378L Urban Planning and Design II
Design applications of urban form and structure, exploring suburban, urban, and mixed-use models.

AAP 477 Regional Planning Issues
Relationships of land use, circulation, and environmental systems on regional scale.

AAP 477L Urban Planning and Design III
Regional applications of urban planning including land use, circulation, and environmental systems.

AAP 478L Urban Planning and Design IV
Urban planning applications integrating statistical input and analysis with political/social policy.

AAP 495 Special Topics in Urban Planning and Design
Experimental and other topics which may be of current interest in urban planning and design.

ABS 331 Environmental Control Systems I
Climate, energy use, and comfort as determinants of architectural form in small-scale buildings. Emphasis on architectural methods of lighting, heating, cooling, and ventilation for envelope-load dominated buildings.

ABS 332 Environmental Control Systems II
Building design implications of HVAC systems, heating and cooling loads, air/water distribution, control systems, and energy performance standards in accordance with current building codes.

ACC 400 The Accounting Environment
Explores the accounting profession, accounting information systems, internal controls, accounting decision-making, the accounting process and financial accounting, and accounting research.

ANTH 311 Cultural Resources Management
Examines the growth of Cultural Resources Management in archaeology, the laws that led to its development, and its impact on the field of archaeology.

ANTH 430 Anthropology and Ecology
Focuses on the biocultural processes by which people adapt to their environments around the world. Human genetic, developmental and behavioral responses to environments considered across a range of cultural contexts. Topics include human growth, reproduction, diet, disease, resource use and sociopolitical structures.

ANTH 443 Environmental Archaeology
Examines human adaptations to various environments, techniques from the environmental sciences. Analysis of ancient human and environmental interactions stressing arid lands. Human impacts upon the landscape, constraints imposed by ecological variables, and techniques used in environmental reconstruction.

BIOL 104 Introduction to Human Ecology
Focusing on natural processes that determine where organisms occur and how they change through time, this course for non-science majors will provide introductions to ecology, biogeography, and evolution. The principles learned will be used to understand interrelationships between humans and other organisms and address global issues such as emergent diseases, invasive species, changing landscapes, and wildlife conservation.

BIOL 220 Introduction to Ecological Principles
Introduction for environmental science students to the major ecological principles at work in the environment. Focuses not only on these principles but also on understanding the processes that underlie them.

BIOL 305 Introduction to Conservation Biology
Fundamental issues in conservation biology including biodiversity, invasive and endangered species, reserve design, and environmental legislation to provide a scientific examination of the biological underpinnings of conservation issues.

BIOL 341 Principles of Ecology
Fundamentals of ecology and levels of population, community, and ecosystem.

BIOL 345 Urban Horticulture
New field of urban horticulture, which deals with how plants respond to urban stresses. Includes readings on and discussion of the following topics: plant sciences and development, horticultural practices, and stress physiology.

BIOL 418 Microbial Ecology
Study of microbes as individuals, populations, and communities in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial environments. Topics such as nutrient cycling, biodegradation, and biotechnology discussed from an ecological standpoint.

BIOL 438 Water Management in Arid Environments
The class will cover water management issues relevant to soil plant systems in arid environments under limited water resources. Topics that will be discussed in detail include; the hydrologic cycle, water properties, environmental demand, plant stress associated with drought and salinity, water quality and irrigation management, water law, and water resources in southern Nevada and the western United States.

BIOL 441 Field Ecology
Introduction to ecological research. Weekly field projects emphasize population biology, interactions among species, and ecosystem processes.

BIOL 444 Principles of Plant Ecology
Introduction to the ecology of wild plants, particularly structure, ecology of populations, interactions of plants with their environment and other organisms, and survey of the major global vegetation types.

BIOL 471 Aquatic Ecology
Principles of aquatic ecology including physical, chemical and biotic attributes - and their interactions - relating to both freshwater and marine systems.

BLW 302 Legal Environment
Nature and function of law; legal system; constitutional law; administrative law; antitrust; consumer protection; torts; product liability.

BUS 498 Global Business Strategy
Integrated coverage of management strategies relating to international businesses. Special topics include: mission and objectives, analysis of external and internal environments, ethics, strategic decision making, international diversification.

CEE 250 Sustainability in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sustainability concepts applied to transportation, structural materials, construction, and water and wastewater systems. Air pollution, waste minimization, sustainable water resources, and green construction. Alternative energy sources, and contemporary issues that impact sustainability as it relates to safety, durability, economics, environmental, societal and health impacts.

CEE 406 Hydrologic Analysis and Design
Modeling and analysis of hydrologic systems with application to engineering design. Includes rainfall-runoff analysis, dynamic flood routing, statistical theories, and stochastic processes.

CEE 407 Computer Applications in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Application of computer models for analysis and design of environmental and water resource systems. Includes surface and groundwater hydrology, pipe networks, and water quality computer programs.

CEE 413 Water Resources Engineering I
Hydraulic and hydrologic design of water distribution, stormwater, and wastewater collection systems. Introduction to groundwater hydrology. Pumps, pipe flow, and pipe networks. Hydraulic design of open channels, culverts, and sanitary sewers.

CEE 450 Unit Operations and Processes in Environmental Engineering
Water, wastewater system design overview. Water demand, wastewater generation. Water quality criteria. Mass balances, kinetics, reactor design. Coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection. Suspended, attached processes. Sludge and residual management. Measurements of solids, pH, alkalinity, hardness, DO, BOD, COD, SVI, turbidity, MPN, chlorine residual, nitrogen, phosphorus.

CEE 454 Solid and Hazardous Wastes Engineering
Solid waste collection, separation and disposal. Recycling and containment technologies. Adsorption and microbial degradation. Thermal, radiation, and solidification methods for destruction of hazardous wastes. Site remediation.

CEM 350 Facility Systems Design and Construction I
Introduction to mechanical systems for facilities including HVAC systems, boilers, chillers, air-handling units, fire protection, piping, and plumbing systems. Sustainable/green construction concepts. Energy conservation. Detailed knowledge to analyze needs, scope, design and construction of these systems as well as address design-construction integration issues.

CEM 351 Facility Systems Design and Construction II
Introduction to electrical equipment and electrical systems for facilities including power, wiring, lighting, controls, automation, security, and life safety systems. Sustainable/green construction concepts. Energy conservation. Detailed knowledge to analyze needs, scope, design and construction of these systems as well as address design-construction integration issues.

CEM 480 Sustainable Construction
Overview of sustainable design and construction. Introduction to green buildings, LEED assessment process, high-performance building, and green building material. Economic analysis of green buildings.

CS 474 Decision Environments for Software Product Development
Term project course to involve students, working in teams, with all of the activities and tools necessary to measure progress and monitor the development of a software product. Students utilize CASE tools for planning, for requirements management, for configuration management, for change management, and for product and process measurement for a product development project.

ECON 190 Global Economics
Introduction to the economic organization of global markets. Analysis of international trade and finance, transnational corporations, global economic institutions, economic growth and economic systems.

ECON 307 Environmental Economics
Economics of environmental quality and resource development. Consideration of public policies to account for environmental pollution to air, water, and land resources.

ECON 309 - Resource Economics
Economics analysis of renewable and non-renewable resources. Examination of resource allocation across generations. Other topics include species extinction and conservation of resources. Emphasis on public policy alternatives.

ECON 470 Urban and Regional Economics
Analysis of the structure and functioning of economic activities in urban and non-urban areas, including location and growth of cities and regions, inter- and intrametropolitan distribution of firms and residences, operation of land markets, planning local public services, and urban fiscal problems.

EDSP 481 Practicum in a Resource Room
Provides supervised experience in working with students with mild disabilities in a resource room setting.

EDUC 381 Global Leadership
Learning how to leading in a dynamic 21st century world means thinking broadly about diversity for leadership positions in a global world. Focuses on improving personal leadership skills and emphasizing the importance of leading consistently with the highest ethical principles and values.

EDWF 440 Computer Uses in Workforce Education and Development
Focuses on uses of and changes in technology in workforce education and development. Discussion on how technology impacts workforce education teaching areas and ways of integrating technology in teaching areas. Development of skills using various software applications.

EDWF 454 Student Teaching, Workforce Education and Development
Provides opportunities for supervised teaching in an assigned class situation, depending on the student’s program and employment intentions.

EGG 130 Control of Environmental Pollution
Introduction to pollution control methods, beginning with water-borne diseases and sanitation. Progression to mass balance concepts and development of pollution control measures designed to improve air and water quality and minimize risk of exposure to hazardous wastes. Not for credit towards engineering degree.

EGG 150 Introduction to Solar Energy Utilization
Introduction to solar energy applications. Includes environmental motivations, historical perspectives, solar thermal processes and power generation, photovoltaics, building design applications, wind energy, biomass, alternative fuels, power utility considerations, and political factors.

EGG 307 Engineering Economics
Engineering economic analysis for the evaluation of technical alternatives and necessary economic trade-offs made in planning, designing, and operating engineering systems.

EGG 450 Introduction to Solar Energy Utilization
Introduction to solar energy applications. Includes environmental motivations, historical perspectives, solar thermal processes and power generation, photovoltaics, building design applications, wind energy, biomass, alternative fuels, power utility considerations, and political factors. (Restricted to majors outside the Colleges of Engineering and Science.)

ENG 409B Rhetoric and the Environment
Studies discourse about environmental topics using classical and contemporary rhetorical theory. The focus is on non-fiction prose and specialized genres including websites and technical documents. Students will learn a theoretical framework to analyze environmental discourse, and also gain practice in producing works of environmental rhetoric.

ENG 491B Environmental Literature
Study of environmental literature, both fiction and non-fiction.

ENS 100 Humans and the Environment
Introduction to the relationship of humans and the environment. Selected aspects of current thinking and research concerning the impact of industrialization and urbanization on environmental quality, including the population explosion; the potential decline of the affluent society by the depletion of natural resources; the pollution of air, land surface, and water; and the public agencies and policies designated to solve environmental problems.

ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
Introduction to the relationship of humans and the environment. Selected aspects of current thinking and research concerning the impact of industrialization and urbanization on environmental quality, including the population explosion; the potential decline of the affluent society by the depletion of natural resources; the pollution of air, land surface and water; the public agencies and policies designated to solve environmental problems.

ENV 125 Control of Environmental Pollution
Introduction to pollution control methods, beginning with water-borne diseases and sanitation. Progresses to mass balance concepts and development of pollution control measures designed to improve air and water quality and minimize risk of exposure to hazardous wastes. Not for credit towards engineering degree.

ENV 201 Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment
Study of the basic principles of toxicology, including routes of exposure, dose response, and target organ effects using environmental toxicants as primary examples. Toxicology concepts applied to risk assessment and the development of acceptable exposure limits for toxic substances regulated by EPA and OSHA.

ENV 202 Environmental Regulations
Study of the federal and state environmental laws covering EPA, DOT, and OSHA regulations which apply to hazardous materials, substances, and hazardous wastes. The Clean Air and Clean Water Acts also included.

ENV 203 Sampling, Analysis, Treatment, and Disposal
Study of the sampling, analytical, treatment, and disposal methods used for hazardous and toxic substances, materials, and waste materials.

ENV 205 Environment and Development
Many environmental issues faced by developing countries differ fundamentally from those familiar to Americans. Discovers interactions between development, population growth and the environments and evaluates the value of possible interventions.

ENV 206 Introduction to Climate Change
Explores the range of issues associated with the current climate change debate. Students will learn the current state of climate science, understand the data and models that lead the scientific community to conclude that climate change is happening, that humans are a significant cause, and that climate change is expected to continue over the next century. Examine potential solutions to climate change.

ENV 220 Introduction to Ecological Principles
Introduction for environmental studies students to the major ecological principles at work in the environment. Focuses not only on these principles, but also on understanding the processes that underlie them.

ENV 333 Nuclear Issues in Nevada
Explores the environmental impacts of nuclear technologies in Nevada. The cases of Nevada Test Site and Yucca Mountain illustrate the roles of experts, technical information, public and private interests, and state, local, tribal, national and international politics in environmental decision making.

ENV 345 Environmental Regulations: History, Law and Methods
Intrroduction to environmental regulatory approaches used in the United States and the world, and the legal authority behind those regulations. Explores the range of regulatory interventions that have been used, and historical, political, sociological, legal and technological limitations and advantages of different environmental regulatory schemes.

ENV 360 Environmental Assessment Methods
Uses the scientific method to examine aspects of environmental and social systems important for environmental research and management. Introduces a range of data collection and analysis methods and gives students practical experience in applying assessment methods to key landscape, physical, chemical, biological and sociological parameters through class and field exercises.

ENV 377 Environmental Economics
Economics of environmental quality and resource development. Consideration of public policies to account for environmental pollution to air, water, and land resources.

ENV 393 Assessment for Radiological Hazards
Overview of risk assessment and radioactivity. Presents a summary of radiation exposure and nuclear waste being generated by the nuclear power industry as well as other sources. Estimates risks to human health resulting from various types and levels of radiation doses.

ENV 407 Environment and Society
Focuses on the conflict between private rights and the public interest and the extent to which this conflict affects society in the environmental arena.

ENV 410 Environmental Policy
Fundamental principles of policy and politics that shape environmental protection strategies in this nation and abroad.

ENV 411 Environmental Risk Management
General approaches to solving environmental risk problems. Students develop a “toolbox” of basic risk analysis and management methods, as well as the appropriate role of these methods in effective public and private decision making. Introduces risk analysis methods and explores policy implications of those methods.

ENV 414 Air Pollution Science and Management
Principles of air pollution science and management. Covers physics, chemistry, and mathematics of complex atmospheric processes. Topics include sources of air pollution, physical and chemical transformations in the atmosphere, the role of meteorology in air pollution, and air quality regulations.

ENV 420 Environmental Impact Analysis
Dtailed language and intent of the National Environmental Policy Act. Case studies used as the vehicle for presenting detailed aspects of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements.

ENV 430 Land Use Management
Planning, implementation, and evaluation of land use covering both non-urban and urban situations. Emphasis on sustainable use with a focus on conservation of valuable terrestrial resources as well as energy. Constraints related to individual property rights and distribution of wealth treated.

ENV 440 Introduction to American Environmental Thought
Required readings include selected seminal works from environmental studies literature, primary documents from American history, and essays by prominent historians and environmental critics. We will discuss pertinent questions concerning the human relationship to the natural world, how that relationship has evolved over time, and what the implications are for the present and future of American society and culture.

ENV 460 Environmental Modeling
Introduction to dynamic modeling of environmental systems including use of modeling to support management and policy making. Develops systems thinking skills and ability to build system dynamics models. Emphasizes modeling as a framework for environmental analysis and problem solving.

ENV 480 Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management
Introduction to the use of GIS for environmental problem analysis and management. Covers fundamental concepts as well as technical skills including: the nature of geographic data, data collection and conversion, geo-coding, database development and management, spatial analysis, use of spatial information in management.

FAB 470 Global Food and Nutrition Issues
All citizens of the world have a vested interest in how food is produced, distributed, processed, prepared and regulated. Provides students with a look at the governmental, industrial, environmental, and individual consumer factors that influence the types and quality of foods available in the world marketplace.

GEOG 103 Physical Geography of Earth’s Environment
Introduction to the processes that influence weather, rivers, oceans, climate, deserts, glaciers and their associated ecosystems. Emphasizes relationships between humans and our environment.

GEOG 116 Introduction to Oceanography
Fundamentals of oceanography will be covered including a brief history followed by the spatial aspects of geological, physical, chemical and biological oceanography. An emphasis will be placed on the role of oceans on climate change in the past, present and future, including global warming.

GEOG 140 Conversations With Earth
Discussion of current topics of Earth’s origin, evolution, and habitability. Topics include: radioactive waste storage, catastrophic floods, evolution and extinction of life, climate change, global warming, volcanism, mountain building, ice ages, Nevada geology, ore deposits, and groundwater, among others.

GEOG 421 Climatology
Physical characteristics of the atmosphere. World climatic classification. Local atmospheric field study.

GEOL 110 Global Warming
Learn the science of global warming, including natural climate variability versus human-caused climate change, and impacts on glaciers, water supplies, oceans, and species. Understand what models tell us about the future and the impact of our carbon footprints on sustainability.

GEOL 135 Earth Resources and Society
Geological availability, exploitation, and use of nonrenewable resources including metallic minerals, nonmetallic minerals, and energy resources. Duplicate credit not allowed in GEOL 135 and GEOL 335.

GEOL 140 Conversations with Earth
Discussion of current topics of Earth’s origin, evolution, and habitability. Topics include: radioactive waste storage, catastrophic floods, evolution and extinction of life, climate change, global warming, volcanism, mountain building, ice ages, Nevada geology, ore deposits, and groundwater, among others.

GEOL 303 Global Environmental Change
Interdisciplinary introduction to the dynamics of the interactions among the lithosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere and their effects on the environment throughout geologic time. Emphasizes dimensions and consequences of both natural and human induced climate change.

GEOL 334 Environmental Geology
Control and use of the geological environment in modern society. Includes surface and sub-surface processes, mineral resources, and rock properties.

GEOL 335 Earth Resources and the Environment
Geological availability, exploitation, and use of nonrenewable natural resources including metallic minerals, nonmetallic, energy resources. Component of the Environmental Studies Program. Duplicate credit not allowed in GEOL 135 and GEOL 335.

GEOL 410 Soil Classification and Resource Management
Morphology and classification of soils based on their physical, chemical and mineralogical composition. Introduction to soil genesis, soil mapping, and the relationship of soils to the limitations and potentials of land use.

GEOL 436 Quaternary Paleoecology
Examination of the fossil record of the Quaternary including vertebrate, invertebrate, and floral assemblages. Emphasis on paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatological reconstructions.

GEOL 437 Paleoclimatology
Paleoclimatic history of the Earth, with emphasis on the Neogene and Quaternary Periods. Survey of marine and terrestrial geological records of paleoclimate, including physical sedimentology, geochemistry, and pollen profiles of ice and sediment cores and speleothems.

GEOL 474 Hydrogeology
Factors controlling the occurrence and distribution of water resource, its quality and quantity, methods of exploration and development.

GEOL 478 Hydrogeochemistry
Principles of aquatic geochemistry such as chemical thermodynamics, tableaux, and oxidation reduction and environmental organic geochemistry such as physicochemical properties of organic compounds and air/water/soil exchange of organic compounds for environmental studies. Concepts for practical environmental problems, geochemical modeling, and contaminant transport.

HCA 404 Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations
Covers concepts and principles of human resources management in the context of the health care industry.

HIST 103 Global Problems in Historical Perspective
Introduction to selected contemporary issues in the world beyond North America, understood through their historical origins and causes. For majors or non-majors seeking a greater understanding of the wider world today. Topics vary.

HIST 434 Role of Cities in American History
Growth of cities from colonial times to the present. Topics include urbanization, suburbanization, transportation innovations, crime, housing, and racial conflicts. Special emphasis given to the role of the city in American history.

HIST 434A European Urban History
Investigation of the radical impact of industrial modernity upon the European metropolis from the eighteenth century onwards. Focuses on cultural, social, technological, and architectural developments in the major European cities, such as London, Paris, Vienna, and Berlin.

HIST 441 American Environmental History
Explores the relationship between human beings and the physical environment on the North American continent. Examines the way in which different cultural groups have used and transformed the continent. Examines the ebb and flow of consciousness about the environment from its roots in the nineteenth century to the rise of environmentalism in the twentieth century.

HIST 443 Comparative Environmental History
Provides a comparative context for the study of global environmental history. Analyzes different societies, from the Sumerians to modern cultures, to discern their different uses of land, water, and other natural resources, as well as the ways in which social institutions applied to the physical environment over the ages.

HIST 443A Historic Preservation
Examines the history and theory of the historic preservation movement in the United States, the legal basis for preservation of the built environment, and the practical methodology of historic preservation.

HIST 483A Urban Destruction and Reconstruction
Study of populations, cityscapes, and infrastructures in cities wounded by acts of warfare, terrorism, and natural disasters, as well as by social, environmental, and economic decline. Analyzes urban renewal and reconstruction efforts and counter-terrorism policies and their effect on the strategic, geopolitical role of cities.

HMD 259 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry
Recruitment, selection, compensation, training, and performance appraisal of employees and managers in the hospitality industry’s culturally diverse work place.

HPS 470 Environmental Health Physics
Cosmic and terrestrial radiation sources. Emphasis on TENORM, radon and pathway modeling. Topics include environmental regulations, nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear weapons testing and accidents, geohydrology and geochemistry.

JOUR 475 Global Media
Analysis of media globalization, including economic, media conglomerate, and technological factors. Case studies of selected countries including cultural, political, regulatory, financial, media structure, media content, news, imports and export, and audiences factors.

LAND 258 Xeric Plant Materials
Identification, distribution, growth, characteristics, adaptation, and usage of xeric plants. Emphasizes bedding plants, shrubs and trees.

LAND 443 Stormwater Management (Construction IV)
Lecture course addressing the design and calculations of stormwater management systems, best management practices, surface and subsurface drainage systems, basic hydrology, horizontal and vertical layout, specifications of planting plans, demolition and tree preservation plans, specifications, and erosion and sediment control design and practices.

LAND 499 Sustainable Design for the 21st Century City
An integrative approach to human and natural systems in urban areas. Ecological principles, sustainable design, and human-ecosystem interaction will be examined at a variety of scales. Sustainable design concepts will be linked to design and planning principles.

LIB 203 Media Resources in Libraries

ME 412 Sizing Solar Energy Systems
Covers the sizing of solar thermal and photovoltaic systems using various types of software. Design criteria are also covered. Required course of the technical branch of the renewable energy minor.

ME 419 Advanced HVAC and Energy Conservation Systems
Room air distribution. Fan and building air distribution. Mass transfer and humidity measurement. Direct contact heat and mass transfer extended surface heat exchangers. Refrigeration. Current energy conservation technologies, computer simulations of dynamic building energy demand.

MGT 367 Human Resource Management
Objectives, functions, organization, and philosophy of personnel relations. Special emphasis on employment, training, and labor relations.

MGT 475 Seminar in Human Resource Management
Capstone course in personnel/human resource management with emphasis on current topics and issues in personnel, legal issues, and quantitative computer tools for personnel decision making. Specialized seminar in management geared toward industrial relations management.

NRES 411 Environmental Law
Historical discussion of the development of environmental legislation, with particular attention to major public laws. Examines the interpretation, regulation, and developing court interpretation of selected public laws. Major emphasis on the environment as a system and understanding the broad concepts involved in protecting it using the laws enacted by Congress.

NRES 432 Advanced Environmental Toxicology
Describes how selected classes of environmental contaminants interact with cellular processes, biochemical reactions, organs and tissues. Influences on individuals, populations and ecosystems. Describes the relationship(s) between toxicants and the multiple ways they interact with the endocrine system.

PHIL 102 Critical Thinking and Reasoning
Introduction to the analysis and evaluation of actual arguments, to the practice of constructing logically sound arguments, and to logic as the theory of argument. Emphasizes arguments of current or general interest.

PHIL 249 Environmental Ethics
Explores fundamental concepts of human obligations toward other life forms and ecosystems. Includes such issues as rights of animals, plants, and inanimate objects; endangered species; water, soil, and air quality; toxic and other wastes; vegetarianism; global warming.

PHYS 108 Physics For A Better Environment
This is a survey course on energy issues, including the challenges facing us today. Simple physics will be introduced to analyze production and consumption of energy and their impact on the environment. The level is set for beginning students in any field.

PHYS 108L Physics for a Better Environment Laboratory
Laboratory exercises on energy issues, including the challenges facing us today. Simple physics experiments will be used to analyze the work-energy relationship, energy conservation, and environment related energy problems.

PSC 401A Urban Politics
Study of formal and informal structures and workings of local, urban, and metropolitan society and politics. Examines variety of issues related to local and regional political process, including governing capacity, local democracy and representation, and economic and racial inequality.

PSC 403A Natural Resource Policy
Examines environmental policy primarily as it relates to America’s 700 million acres of public land—nearly one-third of the entire country. Focuses on the tensions between extractive uses such as mining and timbering on the one hand and conservation goals on the other. Substantial attention paid to the subject of water: the law and politics of who gets it and who does not.

PSC 403B Energy Politics and Policy
Study of the impact of energy and its exploitation in political, economic, social, and ecological areas. Primary attention directed at coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power. In addition, such exotic energy sources as thermal, wind, fusion, and synthetic fuels considered.

PSC 403C Environmental Policy
An overview of key elements of U.S. environmental policy. Includes an assessment of domestic environmental problems and related environmental legislation. Also focuses on issues of global sustainability and value questions that guide environmental policy-making.

PSC 405P Global Political Economy
Politics of international economic relations. Major theories of international political economy are examined and applied to the study of colonialism, dependency, international trade, official development assistance, foreign direct investment, globalization, regional integration, labor, and the environment.

PSC 405Q Global Ecopolitics
Analysis of demographic, ecological, economic and technological security challenges emerging in an era of deepening globalization, including the challenges of population growth and graying, adequacy of world fuel reserves, challenges of global warming, and issues associated with the worldwide diffusion of new technologies.

PSC 405T International Environmental Politics
Theories of international politics applied to global and regional environmental problems. Addresses the politics of how environmental problems are defined and identified by scientists and activists and the various political solutions proposed. Substantive topics include biodiversity, climate change, trade and the environment, sustainable development, environmental refuges, biosafety, and energy.

PSC 407I Politics and Problems in Developing Areas
Explores how developing areas, or Third World, constitute a major portion of the world’s population while sharing in a much smaller fraction of its wealth and productivity. Role of the political process in the attempt of a formerly traditional society to come to terms with modernity and better the lot of its citizens. Relationship between politics and the economic and social dimensions of the development.

RLS 259 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry
Recruitment, selection, compensation, training, and performance appraisal of employees and managers in the hospitality industyr’s culturally diverse work place.

SOC 407 Environment and Society
(Same as ENV 407.) Focuses on the conflict between private rights and the public interest and the extent to which this conflict affects society in the environmental arena.

SOC 429 Globalization: Economic, Political, and Cultural Perspectives
Addresses the nature of globalization, and the degree to which it differentially impacts people in various geographical regions and social strata. Traces the extent to which economic, political, and cultural systems rooted in nation-states during most of the twentieth century are likely to be replaced be emerging global institutions.

SOC 443 Urban Sociology
Analysis of the urban way of life, with attention to ecological and social characteristics of the city, urban problems, and trends in urban growth. Emphasis given to American society.

SOC 469 Crossing Borders/Global Migrations
Examines how immigration policy has altered the social, political, and economic conditions facing undocumented and documented migrants. Additionally, the differences between women’s and men’s experiences with migration and connection between immigration policies and labor markets examined.

STAT 469 Environmental Statistics I: Univariate Methods
Principles of environmental sampling, testing for outliers, tests for normality, transformations for normality, sample size determinations, analysis of censored data, estimation of background contaminations, tolerance and confidence limits, calibration problem, quality control charts for data quality assessment of environmental data, statistical issues in environmental remediation, and probability of hot spot detection. Usage of statistical software packages.

SW 315 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
Foundation for understanding human behavior at the levels of individuals, families, and micro-groups. Focus on the normal biol-psycho-socio development and functioning and the impact of social, cultural, and economic forces on individual, family, and group well-being. Introduction to individual, family and group dysfunction also presented.

SW 425 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
Provides foundational understanding of behavior and change at the level of organization, community, macro-level groups (e.g. task groups), and culture. Examines human behavior and change in macro systems and the impact of social and cultural forces on organizations, communities and macro-level groups.

SW 478 Global Child Welfare
Addresses the major challenges faced by children and their families globally and prepare the student for further study or action in specific areas of concern. Each content area (poverty, child labor, exploitation, etc.) will cover incidence, political, social and cultural interplay, current response, and recommended future strategy.

TCA 405 Legal Environment of Meetings and Events
Introduction to legal issues that most commonly impact the planning and managing of meetings and events. Contracts between meeting organizers and venues, vendors, and suppliers will be explored in depth. Trademark, copyright, alcohol liability, dispute resolution and more will be discussed in the context of meetings and events.

WMST 475 Gender, Development, and Globalization
Examines the relationship between women’s position and processes of development and globalization, with a primary focus on Third World women. Considers the interaction of local and global forces in creating change (both positive and negative) and women’s perspectives and activism for promoting social equality.

WMST 490 Special Topics
Intensive study of a major topic in women’s studies.

Graduate Courses:

AAE 635 Sustainable Design Principles
Exploration of sustainable design emphasizing application of analytical, conceptual, and representational skills within projects that engage cultural, ecological, technological, and urban contexts.

AAE 654 Architecture and the New Urbanism
Examination of New Urbanism and its implications for architectural design practices.

AAE 660 Issues in Contemporary Urbanism
This course may also be used for graduate elective credit. For a description of this 600-level course, please consult the current UNLV Undergraduate Catalog where it is listed as a 400-level class.

AAE 770 Research Methods in Environmental Design
Survey of research methods in environmental design. Quantitative and qualitative methods used in researching design, social/behavioral and technical problems in architecture.

AAI 650 Designed Environment and Human Behavior
This course may also be used for graduate elective credit. For a description of this 600-level course, please consult the current UNLV Undergraduate Catalog where it is listed as a 400-level class.

AAP 646 Urban Land Use: Planning and Controls
This course may also be used for graduate elective credit. For a description of this 600-level course, please consult the current UNLV Undergraduate Catalog where it is listed as a 400-level class.

ABS 531 Environmental Control Systems I
Climate, energy use, and comfort as determinants of architectural form in small-scale buildings. Emphasis on architectural methods of daylighting, heating, cooling, and ventilation for envelope-load dominated buildings.

ABS 532 Environmental Control Systems II
Building design implications of HVAC systems, vertical transportation, water supply and waste systems, acoustics, and lighting systems in accordance with current building codes.

ABS 632 Solar Energy Applications in Architecture
Solar energy as a renewable energy resource for heating and cooling of buildings. Presents technical and design issues of passive and active solar energy systems, as well as solar electric power (photovoltaics). Emphasis on architectural design integration and occupant comfort. Explores design-related projects and case studies of existing solar buildings.

ANTH 630 Anthropology and Ecology
Focuses on the biocultural processes by which people adapt to their environments around the world. Human genetic, developmental and behavioral responses to environments considered across a range of cultural contexts. Topics include human growth, reproduction, diet, disease, resource use and sociopolitical structures.

ANTH 643 Environmental Archaeology
Examines human adaptations to various environments, techniques from the environmental sciences. Analysis of ancient human and environmental interactions stressing arid lands. Human impacts upon the landscape, constraints imposed by ecological variables, and techniques used in environmental reconstruction.

ANTH 753 Seminar in Cultural Adaptations to Arid Environments
Addresses the problems of human cultural adaptations to arid environments, with special attention given to technological and social responses to these environments.

ANTH 754 Archaeology and Paleoecology of the Great Basin
Examines paleoenvironments and prehistory of the Great Basin and intermountain west, including Nevada and surrounding states. Issues include Pleistocence and Holocene paleoenvironmental reconstruction, Paleoindian and Archaic adaptations, Fremont culture, and spread of Numic-speaking populations. Field trip.

ANTH 796 Cultural Resource Management Internship
Students work with an archaeologist both in field and office situations, focusing on identification and evaluation of sites; writing technical reports and examining the development of correspondence between federal agencies and contracting archaeologists.

AST 725 High Energy Astrophysics
Introduction of high energy astrophysics. Theory to understand high energy phenomena in the universe, including radiation mechanisms and various energy power sources (accretion, nuclear, spindown, magnetic). Objects include neutron stars, black holes, bursters. Brief introduction of neutrino, cosmic ray, and gravitational astrophysics.

BIOL 618 Microbial Ecology
Study of microbes as individuals, populations, and communities in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial environments. Topics such as nutrient cycling, biodegradation, and biotechnology discussed from an ecological standpoint.

BIOL 644 Principles of Plant Ecology
Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 600 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

BIOL 671 Aquatic Ecology
Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 600 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

BIOL 743 Ecological Plant Physiology
Examination of the physiological responses and adaptations of terrestrial plants to their environment. Primary topics covered include microclimate analysis, water relations, gas exchange, nutrient relations, and adaptations to stress. Adaptations of plants from contrasting physical environments emphasized.

BIOL 748 Environmental Physiology
Examination of physiological responses, including adaptation and acclimatization to extreme physical environments. Consideration of desert, tropical, arctic, mountain, and aquatic environments and their physiology, ecological, and phylogenetic implications.

BIOL 781 Population and Evolutionary Ecology
Examination of physiological responses, including adaptation and acclimatization to extreme physical environments. Consideration of desert, tropical, arctic, mountain, and aquatic environments and their physiology, ecological, and phylogenetic implications.

BIOL 783 Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Readings and evaluation of the highest levels of organization in ecology through: a) exploration of the fundamental concepts of community distributions, structure, organization, and change; and b) analysis of ecosystem-level processes of primary and secondary production and nutrient cycling.

BIOL 784 Conservation Biology
Science of scarcity and diversity viewed from the perspective of understanding the causes and consequences of extinction as well as the conditions necessary for maintenance of biotic diversity. Review regional and worldwide developments in this emerging subdiscipline.

CED 739 Vocational Placement and Community Resources
Study of vocational placement techniques along with an understanding of community resources including community organizational theory and criteria for use of such facilities in the vocational adjustment and placement of the disabled and disadvantaged.

CEE 650 Unit Operations/Processes in Environmental Engineering
This upper-division engineering course is open to graduate students, provided it demonstrates a level of accomplishment suitable to graduate study. The Undergraduate Catalog should be consulted for a description of the course. In the Undergraduate Catalog, the course is numbered as 4XX, where the XX represents the same last two digits as the 600 course listed (for example, the description for CEE 604 appears under CEE 404).

CEE 700 Research Methods in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Methods to improve and develop research skills and prepare students for professional careers at the graduate level. Includes principles of scientific research, ethics, writing skills, methods for compiling scientific literature, identification of research questions and specific hypotheses, presentation of research results, writing research papers, proposal preparation, preparation of grant proposals, thesis and dissertation.

CEE 704 Environmental & Water Systems
Introduction to techniques to evaluating alternatives in environmental and water resources systems. Topics include southwest U.S. water economic analysis, optimization using linear and dynamic programming, systems modeling using STELLA, analysis of droughts, and current research topics. Applications focus on surface water systems, operation, and reservoirs, water distribution and environmental systems.

CEE 752 Advanced Water and Wastewater Analysis
Fundamentals and quantitative analysis or the standard methods used by environmental engineers to analyze drinking water and wastewater and control water quality. Topics include total organic carbon, solids analysis, alkalimetry, UV/VIS spectrophotometry, carbon absorption, ion exchange, AA spectrometry, ion chromatography (IC), phase partitioning, advanced oxidation.

CEE 759 Mass Transfer in Environmental Systems
Fundamentals of mass transfer by diffusion and advection. Solutions to steady-state and transient problems in several dimensions. Applications to natural and engineered systems.

CEM 653 Construction Scheduling and Resource Optimization
Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 600 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

CHEM 710 Environmental Aquatic Chemistry
Study of the chemistry of natural waters, emphasizing chemical speciation and the interaction of aqueous media with soil and air. Considerable attention given to the use and limitations of thermodynamic equilibrium models of chemical speciation.

CHEM 715 Environmental Organic Chemistry
Organic chemistry of natural waters, soils and the atmosphere, emphasizing chemical reactions, sorption, bio-concentration and fate and transport. Use and limitation of thermodynamic and kinetic models and the extrapolation of laboratory data to environmental conditions.

CHEM 760 Environmental Radiochemistry/Radiation Safety
Practical applications of radiochemistry to topics of current and future concern, such as the temporary and permanent storage of radioactive wastes, nuclear utilities, nuclear medicine and isotope geology. Includes advanced radiochemical techniques and radiation safety training.

CHEM 775 Bioanalytical Environmental Toxicology
Principles of toxicology. Study of the interaction of toxicants with biochemical pathways. Emphasis on toxic chemicals of environmental interest.

CIG 601 Curriculum and Instruction Urban Settings
This course is a research-based study of elementary and secondary education in urban settings that blends curriculum and instruction to develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary educational practices.

CIG 603 Urban Education
Analysis of the needs and problems of pupils in the urban school, with special emphasis on the development of relevant curricula and teaching strategies. Field work on a pertinent problem required.

CIL 672 Reference Methods and Resources School Library
Study of research-based practices and methods of the school library’s informational curricular support function including the role of the school library specialist as an information resource consultant, teacher and instructional partner. Examines selected print and electronic reference tools including dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, periodical indexes and subject area references.

CIT 676 Management of Educational Technology Facilities and Resources
Advanced course focusing on problems and issues in procurement and management of educational computing applications, desktop workstations, computer laboratories, local and wide area networks, and support services. Consideration given to hardware and software interoperability; security for hardware, software and information; legal issues; health and safety factors; budgeting.

ECO 655 Economics of Industrial Organization
This undergraduate course has been approved for use in graduate programs. Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 600 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

ECO 707 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Relationship between environmental quality and natural resources, using economic analysis. Identifies solutions to economic problems arising from resource scarcity and use. Economic growth, externalities.

ECO 709 Regional Economic Analysis
Theoretical and empirical analysis of the regional component of economic activity. Examination of location factors, regional and urban development theory, and regional/urban structure and growth theory. Explores regional analysis and forecasting.

ECO 720 Health Economics and Policy
Analysis of the U.S. health care markets. Examination of physician, hospital, and insurance markets. Exploration of the role of regulation and technology. Includes international comparisons.

ECO 732 Political Economy and Economic Policy
Role of markets, organizations, and governments in economic policy, including topics such as collective decision making, efficient and equitable social choice, regulation, and behavior of bureaucracies.

ECO 763 Economics and the Law
Application of economic analysis to the topics confronted in litigation. Topics include: microeconomic theory, property rights, contracts, torts, discrimination, eminent domain, copyrights, patents, antitrust, and criminal law.

ECO 765 Labor Economics
Examination of competing theories of labor market behavior. Topics include theories of labor supply, labor demand, wage determination, unemployment, discrimination and the impact of unions and government institutions on labor market outcomes.

ECO 773 Business and Economic Forecasting
Evaluation of the uses and misuses of forecasting techniques in economics, business and governmental decision making. Exploration of techniques of data handling including exponential smoothing, seasonal and cyclical adjustments. Use of simple and multiple regression models and advanced econometric techniques in forecasting. Nature and estimation of autoregressive moving average (ARIMA) models.

EDA 747 Urban School Administration
Emphasis placed on administration, development, and organization of areas specific to education in the urban settings. a) Social, political, and power groups within the urban setting. b) Nature of the urban setting utilizing a problem-solving approach.

EDA 785 Administering Schools in a Political Climate
Enables students to understand the political process in administration, to develop strategies for coping in a political climate, and to utilize concepts of power and influence in the school community.

EDH 627 Student Learning and Development
Explores how students learn and develop. Strategies to facilitate learning by college students analyzed. Focuses on application of student development theory.

EDH 709 Seminar in the Economics of Higher Education
Designed to expose students to the basic principles of micro economics and fundamental economic theories that tie to education. Students have opportunity to experiment with economics as a tool for examining higher education policy.

EDW 719 Leadership in Workforce Education and Development
Provides insight into the administration and supervision of workforce education programs. Emphasis on establishing role of the workforce administrator/supervisor and development of modern management and personal interactions skills.

EDW 732 Human Resource Management in WLF

EDW 742 Policies and Practices in Workforce Training and Development
Introduction to major concepts, skills, and techniques required by corporate, business, industry trainers to facilitate and support organizational change. Explores models and methods for analyzing policies for corporate training and development.

EDW 780 Leadership in Workforce Education and Development
Provides students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to undertake leadership positions in diverse educational settings and organizations. Emphasis on modern leadership practices and techniques through the study of accepted theory and applied principles.

EDW 785 Global and Diversity Perspectives in the Workforce Education
This course examines workforce development systems and their effectiveness in developing human capital from a global perspective. Human resource management trends and the challenges a global workforce poses for human resource practices are also discussed.

EDW 787 Organization Development & Change: Theories to Practice
Overview of theories and research on organizations and managing change within them.

EMBA 708 Global and Macroeconomic Environment for Business
Provides an understanding of macroeconomic conditions that impact firms operating in the global economy. Topics include aggregate demand and national income; business cycles; inflation; unemployment; interest rates; exchange rates; international trade in goods and capital; and fiscal and monetary government policies.

ENG 609B Rhetoric and the Environment
This undergraduate course, when taught by a member of the graduate faculty, may be used toward graduate degrees with the permission of advisor (maximum: six credits). A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

ENG 691B Environmental Literature
This undergraduate course, when taught by a member of the graduate faculty, may be used toward graduate degrees with the permission of advisor (maximum: six credits). A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

ENV 601 Advanced Environmental Toxicology
Describes how selected classes of environmental contaminants interact with cellular processes, biochemical reactions, organs and tissues. Influences on individuals, populations and ecosystems. Describes the relationship(s) between toxicants and the multiple ways they interact with the endocrine system.

ENV 611 Environmental Risk Management
General approaches to solving environmental risk problems. Students develop a “toolbox” of basic risk analysis and management methods, as well as the appropriate role of these methods in effective public and private decision making. Introduces risk analysis methods and explores policy implications of those methods.

ENV 660 Environmental Modeling
Introduction to dynamic modeling of environmental systems including use of modeling to support management and policy making. Develops systems thinking skills and ability to build system dynamics models. Emphasizes modeling as a framework for environmental analysis and problem solving.

ENV 680 GIS for Environmental Management
ENV 701 Environmental Science Pro Seminar
Introduction to research approaches appropriate to the environmental sciences. Includes quantitative research design. Development of literature review and thesis/dissertation prospectus.

ENV 702 Environmental Problem Solving
Examines the dynamic, interdependent and interactive relationships between human activities and ecosystems. Evaluates opportunities to shift toward more sustainable human behavior.

ENV 703 Environmental Law and Policy Seminar
Substantive aspects of major federal environmental laws and their concomitant regulations, as well as the policy underlying their promulgation and implementation. The present status and implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. Examines the policies underlying the existing laws, their derivative regulations, and the changes being considered by Congress for these laws.

ENV 712 Environmental Risk Decision Making
Explores interface of technical information, experts, and environmental decision arenas. Major issues include decision making under uncertainty, risk perception, risk communication, and public participation in environmental risk modeling.

ENV 720 Natural Resource Valuation
Exploration of the valuation literature including traditional, environmental, and experimental economics; physical sciences and philosophy. Methodologic and normative issues. Application and design of valuation tools.

ENV 725 Quantitative Methods for Environmental Science
Quantitative research tools specifically developed for environmental science including models, data collection and statistical methods, both univariate and multivariate analyses. Emphasis on methods appropriate to student theses and dissertations.

ENV 749 Environmental Sciences Teaching Practicum
Introduction to methods and content for environmental science instructors. Tips, methods, styles, scholarship of teaching and learning.

ENV 750 Environmental Studies and Public Policy
Introduces the principles of public policy, science, and technology that shape environmental protection strategies in this nation and abroad. ENV 750 will act as a foundation policy course in the graduate program of the Department of Environmental Studies.

ENV 751 International Environmental Policy
Examines environmental protection strategies on the international stage.

ENV 752 Advanced Seminar in Environmental Studies and Public Policy
Explores special topics in the field of environmental policy.

ENV 755 Political Economy of Technology, Environment and Development
Critically examines the roles of political and economic systems as drivers of change in the areas of technology, environment and “development”. Themes include class, conservation, gender, history, natural resources, North-South conflicts, Third World, Trade, and “sustainability” theory and practice. Multicultural literature and cases, and multidisciplinary methods are utilized.

ENV 790 Internship in Environmental Science
Individual students complete appropriate internship with private, public or non-profit organization involved in environmental management. Terms to be negotiated with and approved by internship supervisor and Graduate Coordinator.

ENV 791 Environmental Sciences Examination Preparation
Individual preparation for Masters Degree examination.

ENV 792 Environmental Sciences Professional Paper Research
Individual research towards an applied professional paper under the direction of a faculty member.

ENV 793 Independent Study in Environmental Science
Independent study of a selected topic in environmental science.

ENV 794 Special Topics in Environmental Science
Selected topic of current interest not covered in any existing course.

ENV 795 Thesis
May be repeated but only six credits applied to the student’s program.

EOH 732 Children, Development, Health, and the Environment
Focuses on health issues specific to children age 0-18, such as abuse and neglect, insurance, nutrition, immunization, mental health, substance abuse, sexuality and chronic disease. Students will examine the unique status of children in the public health system as well as systemic approaches to improving services and policies.

EOH 740 Fundamentals of Environmental Health
This course will address chemical, physical and biological factors in the environment and their relationship to the health of the human population.

EOH 765 Seminar in Environmental Justice and Public Health
Explores the impact of environmental hazards on community health and examine strategies for developing justice resources and effective policy change. Students will examine actual cases and their health and policy outcomes. Focus on community based strategies for research, advocacy, and environmental change. Prerequisites: EOH and MPH core classes.

EOH 769 Advanced Pollution Ecology
This course will address the major effects of pollution on aquatic organisms and ecosystems.

EOH 790 Current Topics in Environmental Health and Epidemiology
This is an advanced seminar course directed by members of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program. Seminars will be facilitated by faculty members based on their particular areas of research interest and expertise.

EOH 793 Internship in Environmental Health
The environmental internships is one of the capstone experiences for the MPH degree and is intended to provide students with applied work experience in a local agency, organization, center or institute.

EOH 794 Professional Paper in Environmental Health
This capstone experience provides the opportunity for a graduate degree candidate to be involved in an in-depth project either written or experimental in nature. A formal paper and presentation describing the project culminate this experience.

EOH 795 Special Topics in Environmental Health
Selected topic of current interest not covered in any existing courses in environmental and occupational health.

EOH 796 Independent Study in Environmental Health
Independent study of a selected topic in Environmental and Occupational Health.

EPP 720 Problems in Child Development
Application of the principles in child growth and development; interpretation of research and theory of school practices relating student personnel services to the resolution of professional problems in the school.

EPS 741 Environmental Law and Policy Seminar
Substantive aspects of major federal environmental laws and their concomitant regulations, as well as the policy underlying their promulgation and implementation. The present status and implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. Examines policies underlying the existing laws, their derivative regulations, and changes considered by Congress for these laws.

EPY 708 Human Learning and Development
Graduate-level introduction to basic concepts in educational psychology with emphasis on development, learning, and motivation.

EPY 711 Human Growth and Development
Emphasis on implications of human growth and life-span development (childhood through adulthood) for counseling, research and instruction. Topics include prenatal development and birth, death and dying, and physical, perceptual, cognitive, moral, personality, and language development.

EPY 777 Cognitive Development
Overview of major theories, issues, and research in cognitive development. Primary emphasis on development of thinking and learning from childhood through adulthood.

ESP 726 Policy Analysis and Development for Special Human Services
Principles and practices of policy development and critical analysis of established social policy in local, state, and federal programs and its impact on persons with exceptionalities.

ESP 764 Characteristics & Inclusive Strategies for Students with Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disabilities & Mild Mental
GEOG 621 Climatology
Physical characteristics of the atmosphere. World climatic classification. Local atmospheric field study.

GEOL 610 Soil Classification and Resource Management
Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 600 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

GEOL 636 Quaternary Paleoecology
Examination of the fossil record of the Quaternary including vertebrate, invertebrate, and floral assemblages. Emphasis on paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatological reconstructions.

GEOL 637 Paleoclimatology
Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 600 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

GEOL 735 Seminar in Environmental Geology
Application of basic geologic concepts to environmental problems: emphasis on geologic hazards, waste disposal, urban planning, resource policy issues, and environmental programs.

GEOL 775 Seminar in Economic Geology
Analysis of current problems, concepts and research in economic geology and closely related fields.

GEOL 786 Soils Applications: Paleoclimate, Neotectonics, Archeology
Special topics of current interest in soil science with emphasis on the use of soils for applications in geomorphology, paleoclimate, neotectonics, and/or archeology.

HCA 704 Health Care Economics
Application of economic theory to study of health markets and institutions. Impact of insurance on demand for and supply of health care analyzed. Competition and regulation as forces in health care industry discussed from an economic perspective.

HCA 710 Human Resources Management of Health Care Organizations
HIST 634A European Urban History
Investigation of the radical impact of industrial modernity upon the European metropolis from the eighteenth century onwards. Focuses on cultural, social, technological, and architectural developments in the major European cities, such as London, Paris, Vienna, and Berlin.

HIST 641 American Environmental History
Explores the relationship between human beings and the physical environment on the North American continent. Examines the way in which different cultural groups have used and transformed the continent. Examines the ebb and flow of consciousness about the environment from its roots in the nineteenth century to the rise of environmentalism in the twentieth century.

HIST 643 Comparative Environmental History
The department also offers a large number of undergraduate courses which are open to graduate students at the 600-level. Among these are courses which reflect the specializations of our faculty. Graduate students enrolled in such courses will ordinarily be expected to complete a special project. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

HIST 683A Urban Destruction and Reconstruction
The department also offers a large number of undergraduate courses which are open to graduate students at the 600-level. Among these are courses which reflect the specializations of our faculty. Graduate students enrolled in such courses will ordinarily be expected to complete a special project. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

HOA 703 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry
Examines the functions of human resource management through readings, cases and applied research with special attention to strategic HR alliances and developing trends.

HPS 670 Environmental Health Physics
This course has been approved for graduate credit. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

HPS 760 Environmental Restoration and Radioactive Waste Management
Overview of the cleanup and management of radioactive and mixed wastes in the federal and private sector. Role of radiation protection personnel in radioactive waste management activities discussed.

HPS 772 Environmental Radiation Measurements
Laboratory sessions provide practical experience with techniques to evaluate the presence of radioactivity in environmental media. Topics include environmental radiation sources, environmental monitoring plans, sample collection and analysis, in-situ gamma- ay spectrometry, data interpretation and laboratory quality control.

KIN 745 Human Energy Metabolism
Study of the interactions between nutrition, energy metabolism, and physical exercise. Emphasis on how the body assimilates, stores, and makes available food energy to power muscular work.

LAW 651 Environmental Quality Law
Provides an overview of the law and policy of environmental quality and pollution control. Addresses the origins and development of modern statutory environmental law as it relates to the various media: air, water and soil.

LAW 654 Public Lands and Natural Resources Law
Provides an introduction to federal public lands and natural resources law. Focuses on the laws and legal systems that govern the classification and use of the federally owned lands comprising a third of America and the vast majority of the West. Examines major resource areas, including: minerals, timber, range, wildlife, recreation, wilderness, and cultural resources. Explores the interplay between environmental, economic, cultural, social and political factors in managing national parks, forest, and the public domain.

LAW 723 Economics and the Law
Application of economic analysis to the topics confronted in litigation. Topics include: microeconomic theory, property rights, contracts, torts, discrimination, eminent domain, copyrights, patents, antitrust and criminal law.

LAW 776 Natural Resources Field Seminar
Course offers students an opportunity to explore advanced natural resources law issues both in the field and through traditional classroom discussion and research. Topics include rangeland management, wildlife management, endangered species protection, forest management, the Colorado ecosystem and fire management.

ME 619 Advanced HVAC and Energy Conservation Systems
This advanced undergraduate course is available for graduate credit.

ME 714 Computational Aspects of Solar Energy
Theory and practice in the design of solar energy components and systems. Included are collectors, concentrators, receivers, storage, and power systems. Emphasis is on the simulation of transient systems.

ME 741 Energy and Variational Methods in Applied Mechanics I
Governing equations of mechanics, energy and variational principles, variational methods of approximation, theory of elasticity, material laws, work and energy, beam theory, finite element method, structural systems.

ME 742 Energy and Variational Methods in Applied Mechanics II
Theoretical principles for solving solid mechanics problems. Direct continuation of ME 741. Topics covered include: computational solution methods to governing equations, free vibration and forced response of elastic systems, stability analysis, solution methods to governing equations, free vibration and forced response of elastic systems, stability analysis, solution methods for beams, plates, and structural systems.

ME 759 Mass Transfer in Environmental Systems
Fundamentals of mass transfer by diffusion and advection. Solutions to steady-state and transient problems in several dimensions.

MHA 603 Human Resources and Behavior in the Hospitality Industry
Examines the functions of human resource management through readings, cases and applied research with special attention to strategic HR alliances and developing trends.

MHA 726 Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry
An examination of sustainability practices in hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality facilities. Topics covered include material use, waste reduction, and recycling; water conservation; energy management; site selection and green building design, and indoor environmental quality issues. A special emphasis is placed on certifications and certifying organizations.

MIS 748 Social and Economic Impacts of Information Technology
The impact of IT on post- industrial management, productivity, personnel, privacy, competitive advantage, innovation, organizational design, organizational intelligence, decision-making, individual learning, and communication. Students prepare term papers on the impact of information technology on specific industries, depending on their career path interests.

NURS 770 Knowledge Development in Nursing
Offers a disciplinary context for doctoral study in nursing. The history and evolution of nursing knowledge is examined. Emphasis is on debates regarding what is known and how it is known.

NURS 782 Sustainability of Urban Health: Clinical Perspectives
Focuses on air quality, potable water, waste disposal, disasters, and other potentially health-threatening urban environmental problems that affect urban sustainability in developing and developed countries. The impact of sustainability environmental practices on urban health will be examined.

NURS 783 Economics of Sustaining Urban Health
Uses an economic sustainability approach to examine health effects of such issues as health insurance and health care financing, acute and chronic disease, and psychosocial issues. The economics of urban health in developing and developed countries will be compared.

NURS 784 Health and Public Policy for Urban Sustainability
Examines urban health promotion in terms of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, with an emphasis on the policy issues and critical processes that shape them. Apply theories to identify urban health promotion issues that are linked to sustainability and identify policy strategies for upstream interventions.

PSC 722 Seminar in Environmental Resource Policy

PSY 763 Survey of Community Mental Health Resources
Visits to community psychological facilities with presentations by resource professionals.

PUA 740 Urban Administration
Urban management approached from the viewpoint of the chief administrator. Some consideration given to the city as an organic economic, political and social institution. Emphasis on administrative exercise of leadership decision making and various functional activities.

SOC 607 Environment and Society
This undergraduate course may be used in the graduate program of study with the approval of the advisor. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

SOC 629 Globalization: Economic, Political, and Cultural Perspectives
This undergraduate course may be used in the graduate program of study with the approval of the advisor. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

SOC 643 Urban Sociology
This undergraduate course may be used in the graduate program of study with the approval of the advisor. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

SOC 717 Urban Demography and Population Studies
Training in quantitative techniques used by researchers in urban population studies. Students will become familiar with available sources of data, the measures of population composition and change, and will receive practical training on how to conduct their own research.

SOC 743 Seminar in Urbanism and Urbanization
Specific topics announced each semester.

SOC 751 International Issues: Gender, Sex, Globalization
Addresses multicultural feminisms, globalization, human/women’s rights, and workings of sex/gender systems in various regions of the world.

SOC 752 Global Migrations
Seminar examining immigration to the United States. Evaluates structural factors that compell people to cross international boundaries, integration and settlement, and responses to such migratory patterns. Focus placed on immigrant labor, undocumented status, laws and policies, settlement and integration, gender, and new directions in immigration research.

SOC 756 Urban Theory: Culture and Community
Critical examination and evaluation of sociological theories about urban cultures and communities in light of recent literature, findings, and students’ own observations.

SOC 757 Urban Field Methods
Training in methods for conducting qualitative research in urban settings. These include participant observation, interviewing, archival narrative analysis, and visual studies. Students will conduct their own research and discuss their emerging findings.

SOC 768 Environmental Sociology
Provides deep, critical understanding of macro-sociological dimensions of environment-society relationship. Emphasis given to sociological approaches to the ideology of environmental domination, capitalist economy and environmental sustainability, rationality and nature, and ecological social movements.

SOC 769 Ecology, Culture, Social Psychology
Explores reciprocal influences between ecology, culture, and social psychological dynamics. Examines relation between landscapes and mindscapes, implications of cultural constructions of nature for interactions with/in the natural environment and routine social psychological dynamics, ecological identity, and contours of an ecocentric perspective.

STA 669 Environmental Statistics I: Univariate Methods
This course, when taught by a member of the graduate faculty, may be applied to a graduate program. For listings and a course description of this 600-level course, please consult the current Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

STA 717 Environmental Statistics
Testing for multivariate normality, data dependent transformations for multivariate normality, tests for outliers for multivariate data, multivariate control charts, exploratory data analysis of multivariate data using principal components, cluster analysis, factor analysis, and multivariate calibration problems.

SW 678 Global Child Welfare
This course addresses the major challenges faced by children and their families globally and prepares the student for further study or action in specific areas of concern. Each content area (poverty, child labor, eploitation, etc.) will cover incidence, political, social and cultural interplay, current response, and recommended future strategies.

SW 715 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
Provides advanced knowledge-building theories and knowledge of normal and abnormal human bio-psycho-social development and functioning of individuals, families and micro-groups. Focuses on the impact of social, economic, and cultural systems on individual, family and group well-being. Provides foundational understanding of the use of DSM-IV.

SW 745 Seminar: Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Provides advanced standing students with the theories and knowledge of human behavior necessary for advanced social work practice. Individual, family, group, organization, and community systems studied within a framework which emphasizes the diversity of human experience, strengths and empowerment perspectives, and efforts to promote social change and social justice.

SW 765 Financial Management and Resource Development
Addresses the knowledge and skills needed to financially manage a human services organization. Prepares the student with problem-solving skills for innovative management in financial processes such as planning, financial control and analysis, budgeting, grant proposal writing, and resource development and allocation in a challenging environment.

WMST 675 Gender, Development, and Globalization
Examines the relationship between women’s position and processes of development and globalization, with a primary focus on Third World women. Considers the interaction of local and global forces in creating change (both positive and negative) and women’s perspectives and activism for promoting social equity.

WRM 706 Research Methods in Water Resources Management
Discussion of the processes of scientific research and research design as applied to modern water resources management. Includes scientific approaches to field and laboratory research, research and professional ethics, writing, and public presentation. Model thesis prospectus and grant proposals prepared.

WRM 790 Special Topics in Water Resources Management
Topics selected and published in the class schedule.


The website URL where the inventory of course offerings with sustainability content is publicly available:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the course inventory:

To complete the course inventory, the methodology used was the selection of courses from UNLV's course catalog found online. Each course was found through the use of key word search. Key words included water, environment, sustainability, community, pollution, culture, climate, energy, etc.


How did the institution count courses with multiple offerings or sections in the inventory?:
Each course was counted as a single course regardless of the number of offerings or sections

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):

As stated in options above.


Which of the following course types were included in the inventory?:
Yes or No
Internships Yes
Practicums Yes
Independent study Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis/dissertation Yes
Clinical Yes
Physical education ---
Performance arts ---

Does the institution designate sustainability courses in its catalog of course offerings?:
Yes

Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
Yes

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