BS in Environmental Science & Management

Overview

The Department of Environmental Science and Management (ESM) currently offers a BS degree in both the fields of Environmental Science and Environmental Management. Students from any background, i.e. science, arts or commerce, can be admitted to the programs depending on their line of education at the college level.

The program is designed and aimed to build up students’ knowledge in all significant areas of environment, including students’ introduction to the recent global environmental issues. The state of programme that the department offers have similar program followed in reputed North American universities. Along with its similarity with universities, the program also focuses on local needs.

The program also offers practical training with state of the art laboratories on pollution control, environmental chemistry, microbiology and GIS. It also incorporates field trips to provide students on the ground knowledge on the field of environmental resources and issues in Bangladesh. The Department is equipped with modern Environmental Science Teaching and Research Laboratory, Geographical Information System (GIS) and Environmental Modeling Laboratories established under funding by UGC-World Bank's Higher Education Quality Enhancement Program (HEQEP) to offer in lab training.

An  Environmental  Resource  Center, established  under  CIDA, funded  North South University and University  of  Manitoba  in a joint  project to facilitate graduate students’ opportunity on research and development. The department has collaboration with universities, research organizations and professional bodies at home and abroad. Research and study opportunities with NSU's think tank, the Institute for Development, Environment, and Strategic Studies (IDESS) and opportunity to work with the Earth Club, which has acquired recognitions from Bangladesh Government and international organizations. A good number of ESM students have chance to participate in international seminars, conferences and workshops to enhance their understanding on different fields of environment. 

Curriculum

Course List for Bachelors degree

Core Courses for all students (82 credits):

CHE 101

General Chemistry

ENV 102

Environmental Biology

ECO 103

Introduction to Economics

MIS 105

Introduction to Computers

ENV 107

Introduction to Environmental Science

ENV 172

Introduction to Statistics

ENV 203/GEO 205

Introduction to Geography

ENV 207

Environment and Health

ENV 208

Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management

ENV 214

Environmental Management

ENV 215

Ecology (4 credits)

ENV/ECO 260

Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (pre-requisite: ECO/ENV 103)

ENV 307

Urban Environmental Management

ENV 315

Environmental Ethics

ENV 316

Geographical Information Systems

ENV 373

Environmental Impact Assessment and Monitoring

ENV 405

Population, Poverty and Environment

ENV 408

Environmental Pollution Control

ENV 409

Environmental Policy, Planning and Politics

ENV 410

Integrated Water Resource Planning and Management

ENV 414

Waste Management

ENV 419

Forest Management

ENV 425

Ecological Economics (pre-requisite ENV 215 & ENV/ECO 260)

ENV 430

Environmental Laws and Regulations

ENV 455

Research Methods

ENV 498

Internship

ENV 499

Thesis


Environmental Science

This will introduce the students with the understanding of different environmental issues and accordingly prepares them to explore the relationships between humans and their environment in a proactive manner. The student employs problem-solving methods, data-search strategies, analysis, evaluation, and prediction in their study of complex environmental issues.

Science Concentration Core Courses (15 credits):

MAT 120

Calculus I

ENV 205

Climate Change

ENV 209

Environmental Chemistry

ENV 375

Biostatistics (pre-requisite: ENV 102 & ENV 172)

ENV 436

Toxicology and Xenobiotics

 

 

Science Concentration Elective Courses (15 credits):

ENV 204

Soil Science

ENV 303

Environmental Hydrology

ENV 304

Environmental Microbiology

ENV 305

Water Supply and Treatment

ENV 311

Geology and Geomorphology

ENV 312

Biogeochemistry (pre-requisite ENV 209)

ENV 313

Biodiversity and the Preservation of Species

ENV 401

Sustainable Agriculture

ENV 402

Environmental Modeling

ENV 404

Environmental Issues in Bangladesh

ENV 407

Quantitative Applications in Environmental Studies

ENV 412

Coastal Zone Management

ENV 413

Groundwater Assessment

Development and Management

ENV 415

Waste Treatment

ENV 418

Conservation and Sustainable Development

ENV 421/ECO 486

Energy Economics and Policy

ENV 450

System Analysis for Environmental Planning

ENV 495

Environmental Research Using Geographical Information System

ENV 497

Special Topic in Environmental Studies


Environmental Management

This will provide you with the knowledge of the contemporary field of environmental policy, planning, and management in the Bangladesh and international context. It also prepares you to address many of the challenges faced by our environment locally and globally. The program bridges the gap between science and management, incorporating fundamental biophysical and social sciences and multidisciplinary skills in environmental management, decision making and policy analysis. 

Management Concentration Core Courses (15 credits):

ECO 134

Applies Mathematics I

MGT 210

Principles of Management

ENV 372

Techniques of Environmental Valuation

ENV 403

Global Environmental Issues and Politics

ENV 432

Corporate Environmental Management (pre-requisite ENV 214)


Management Concentration Elective Courses (15 credits):

ENV 206

Environmental Sociology

ENV 306

Sustainable Rural Community Design

ENV 317

Environmental Psychology

ENV 318

Gender Issues and Sustainable Development

ENV 321

Environmental Organizations

ENV 354/ECO 354

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

ENV 380

Environment and Mass Communications

ENV 404

Environmental Issues in Bangladesh

ENV 406

Trade, Technology Transfer and Environment

ENV 412

Coastal Zone Management

ENV 416

Environmental Negotiations and Mediations

ENV 417

Environment Conflict and Security

ENV 418

Conservation and Sustainable Development

ENV 421/ECO 486

Energy Economics and Policy

ENV 431

Culture, Religion and Environment

ENV 434

Environmental Accounting

ENV 495

Environmental Research Using Geographical Information System (1 credit)

ENV 497

Special Topic in Environmental Studies

 

 Core Courses

82

 Concentration Core Courses

15

 Concentration Elective Courses       

15

 GED Courses

      (incl. ENG 103 & ENG 105)                             12

 Open Elective Courses

06

 Total

130

Old Informaiton before 07-08-2014

Course Description

CHE 101

General Chemistry: Principles governing atomic structure, bonding, states of matter, stoichiometry and chemical equilibrium; chemistry of solids and crystals; descriptive chemistry of the elements and coordination compounds; environmental chemistry; chemistry of materials, including organic and inorganic biological substances; chemical energetics and equilibrium; chemical kinetics. 3 credits

MIS 105

Introduction to Computers:  Introduction to computer fundamentals: hardware; software and applications; operating system fundamentals (DOS and WINDOWS); applications: text processing (Text editor; WordPerfect; MS Words); spreadsheet (MS Excel, QPRO, Lotus 123); database system basics (dBase, Fox Pro, MS Access); high level programming language: an introduction to C. 3 credits

ENV 102

Environmental Biology: The basic unit of all living organisms in terms of cellular organization and the diversity that arises from their fundamental similarity; the interactions between the living organisms and the a biotic components of the environment; the structure and function of living organisms in their natural environment; the adaptation of plants and animals and their survival in their ambient environment through their physiological and behavioral changes; the evolutionary mechanisms and genetics; classification; taxonomy and nomenclature biological diversity; human impacts; degradation; restruction & conservation. 3 credits

ECO 103

Introduction to Economics: Economics; market and the environment; demand; supply; price and elasticity; theory of competition and competitive system; economic concepts to explain the logic of resource flows between the rural and urban economy and their implications for environment; national income accounts; macroeconomics and macroeconomic stabilization policy; economic indicators of development; poverty, inequality, development economics and sustainable development. 3 credits

 ENV 107

Introduction to Environmental Science: Man and environment; major components of the environment; basic population dynamics; bio-geo-chemical cycles; biosphere: ecological concepts and ecosystems; flow of matter and energy through an ecosystem; biodiversity; lithosphere: agriculture and environment; urbanization; solid and hazardous waste management; atmosphere: chemistry of air; urban air pollution; acid rain; global warming; ozone layer depletion; hydrosphere: water chemistry; water pollution and treatment; wetland and coastal management; renewable and non-renewable energy; environmental health and toxicology. 3 credits

ECO 134

Applied Mathematics I: Economic and business models; static or equilibrium analysis; a brief review of linear models and matrix algebra; comparative statistics and concept of derivatives; rules of differentiation and their use in comparative statistics; comparative static analysis; difference equations; linear programming; Pre-requisite: MAT 112. 3 credits

ENV 172

Introduction to Statistics: Statistics and its application; variables and attributes; classification and tabulation of data; populations and samples; frequency distributions; graphical presentation of data;  statistical averages; measures of dispersion; linear regression and correlation; basic probability; random experiments; index numbers time series and components of  time series; moving averages and seasonal indices. 3 credits

ENV203/GEO 205

Introduction to Geography: Basic geographic concepts and fundamental themes. Geophysical and socio economic characteristics of Bangladesh; introduction to physical geography; landforms; weather and climate; population geography; cultural and political context; environmental resources: water, forest, soil, minerals, fisheries, agriculture; economic geography and urban - regional concepts; spatial interaction between human and natural environment; geography & migration; global warming & Bangladesh; natural disaster with specific reference to Bangladesh. 3 credits

ENV 204

Soil Science: Environment and evaluation; geology; geomorphology; and pedology; factors and process of soil formation; world soils of high; mid; cool; warm and low latitudes; chemical composition of soil; primary and secondary minerals; soil as medium of plant growth; essential elements required in plant nutrition; soil-plant-water relationships; soil and fertilizer management; organisms composing soil population; general ecology; bifertilizers and organic farming; physical aspects of soil science; soil erosion; land degradation and management; problem soils in Bangladesh and their management;  (Field trip: depending on the instructor). 3 credits

 ENV 205

Climate Change :  Earth as a system including major components; meteorology; science of climate change; regional climate pattern and extreme climatic event; sectors to be affected due to climate change ecosystem and biodiversity; agriculture; water resources;  sea level rise; health; present climate change trend and future prediction: climate modeling; general circulation model; global effort to climate change: IPCC; UNFCCC; Kyoto Protocol; climate change and Bangladesh: historical trend; future projection; most vulnerable sectors; adaptation to climate change in different sectors in Bangladesh. 3 credits

ENV 206

Environmental Sociology: Examination of historical and modern consequences of environmental alteration; pollution and resource limitations on human populations in the context of various social theories; explores forms of ecological failures; the environmental movement; population explosion; the ‘limits to growth’ debate; impacts of environmental change on food production; land and water quality; impact of structural adjustment. 3 credits

ENV 207

Environment and Health: Environmental hazards covering biological; chemical; physical; mechanical and psychological hazards and its effect on  human health and activities; the epidemiology and natural history of infectious and non-infectious diseases; including integrated vector control and host resistance; sewerage and sanitation microbiology; industrial pollution; effect of chemical fertilizer and pesticide usage; mental health; public health; institutional support for hazard assessment and disaster preparedness.  Recommended: ENV 107, 3 credits

ENV 208

Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management:  Definition of hazard; risk and disaster; sources and types of disaster; global trend in disaster occurrence; disaster management approaches; risk assessment and quantification: risk perception and communication; risk indices; adjustment to hazard; climate change and its impact on some selected disasters; social, economic and political aspects of disaster management; community based disaster management; disaster management approaches in Bangladesh. 3 credits

ENV 209

Environmental Chemistry: Chemical compositions and reactions in the atmosphere; hydro-sphere; and lithosphere; impact of toxic chemicals on the environment; sampling and monitoring of pollutants in air; water and soil; instrumental techniques in environmental chemical analysis; (Field trip and environmental chemistry lab: depending on the instructor). Pre-requisite: CHE 101. 3 credits

MGT 210

Principles of Management: Basic discussion of the environments; approaches; principles and process of management; environmental forces; planning; organizing and control processes; motivation; teamwork; group dynamics; and leadership in business and non-business organizations. Pre-requisite: ENG 102, 3 credits

ENV 214

Environmental Management: A problem-solution approach to natural resource pollution management with particular focus on management of land; forests; parks; biodiversity; air; soil and water; solid and hazardous waste management; management of renewable and non-renewable resources; management issues arising out of legal; economic and social aspects of environmental factors; role of individuals; institutions; state and the global community in addressing these issues; eco-centric and human approaches to environmental management; environmental management systems: theory and practice. 3 credits

ENV 215

Ecology: Ecological concepts; their applications in the assessment; conservation; and management of ecological systems including vegetation; wildlife; fisheries; pest and whole ecosystems; description of major attributes and processes at the individual and community levels; characteristics of major ecosystems (terrestrial; freshwater and marine); basic techniques of research design; survey and sampling; critical analysis of ecological reports using selected case studies; (Field trip: depending on the instructor). 4 credits

ECO/ENV 260

Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: Economists’ articulation of environmental problems; natural resource classifications; theory of externality;  relationship between nature and environment; relationship between economic development and environmental degradation; economic instruments for environmental protection and natural resource management; economics of deforestation; biodiversity conservation; and poverty-environment nexus. Pre-requisite: ECO101/ECO 103. 3 credits 

ENV 303

Environmental Hydrology: Global water budget; hydrologic cycle and its components; rainfall and run-off analysis; basic surface and groundwater hydraulics;  freshwater environment of river and wetland;  water pollution;  hydrologic  models and environmental  management. 3 credits

ENV 304

Environmental Microbiology: Principles and fundamentals of microbiology and its application on lakes; streams; hazardous wastes management; and biological treatment systems; evaluating of impacts of waste waters and hazardous wastes on ecological systems; concepts of biotechnology; bioremediation and limnology; including limiting nutrients and control of nuisance growth. Pre-requisite: ENV 102. 3 credits

ENV 305     

Water Supply and Treatment: Water sources and their development; water distribution and wastewater collection systems; including applied hydraulics of pipelines and pumps; physical; chemical and biological treatment of water and waste-water; regulatory requirements on water quality parameters; laboratory techniques related to water quality analysis; field trip may be required for the course depending on the instructor. 3 credits

ENV 306

Sustainable Rural Community Design:  Design of human settlements that are compatible and integral with the rural environment; use of alternative energy sources and waste disposal systems; agricultural potential; and social structure of rural subsistence community. 3 credits

ENV 307     

Urban Environmental Management: Urban growth components; urbanization and economic development; demographic; economic; market forces; urban carrying capacity and ecological resources; urban planning; urban management and environmental management paradigms; management of solid waste; wastewater; transport and air pollution; urban poverty and the informal sector; economic and financial considerations in urban environmental management; decentralized urban system as a strategy for urbanization’s sustainability. 3 credits

ENV 311

Geology and Geomorphology: Rocks and minerals: identification of rocks and minerals; common rock forming minerals; cycle of rock change;   structural geology: type of faults; fold and fold type; erosional process; analysis of erosional land forms; geology of Bangladesh;   fluvial processes in geomorphology: valley shape; stream terraces; alluvial flood plains; deltas and alluvial fans; river basin; geomorphologic characteristics of rivers of Bangladesh; field trip may require for the course depending on the instructor. 3 credits

ENV 312

Biogeochemistry : Biological and geochemical processes; effect of air pollution on soil and water acidification and nutrient cycle; system analysis and system thinking; chemical weathering of minerals; leaching and accumulation of dissolved chemical components and solution equilibrium reactions; geochemical properties of the soil systems; water bodies; rivers and estuaries; wetness; acidity; hydrogen; cation and organic acid concentrations; temperature and mineral composition. Pre-requisite: ENV 209. 3 credits

ENV 313

Biodiversity and the preservation of species: Relationship between humans and the global biotic environment; concepts of biological variety and classifications; sustainability of the planet; human impacts on biodiversity; methods to manage natural areas; conservation measures, Pre-requisite: ENV 102 and ENV 103. 3 credits

ENV 315

Environmental Ethics: Selected moral and social problems related with environmental resources, obligation to future generations; the Land Ethic; sustainability; moral significance and rights of other species; public interest; introduction to moral theories; social philosophy and scientific rationality; utilitarianism and social contract; theories and concepts of environmental ethics & their application in real life, environmental justice and rights, anthropocentrism vs. biocentrism, obligations to non-human world etc.. 3 credits

ENV 316

Geographical Information System: Introduction to GIS and the state of GIS in environmental research and problem solving; applications of GIS; introduction to cartography and maps; map interpretation; use and misuse of maps; training on data acquisition; processing; manipulation; analysis and product generation using vector based GIS software; GIS & spatial analysis; GPS & its use; spatial data generation using digitizing technique; research paper based on field work. 3 credits

ENV 317      

Environmental Psychology: Relationship between people and their physical environment; factors like temperature and overcrowding and their effect on individual and group phenomena such as emotions; interpersonal attitudes and stress in different settings; how different environments affect people differently.  3 credits

ENV 318

Gender Issues and Sustainable Development: Women and nature: the background to a global crisis; ecofeminism; environmental justice and gender, gender and climate change, women & population management, women and property rights, women and environmental policies; the production of subsistence: economic roles of women in North and South; water food; fuel; and fodder: women’s production from nature; gender; environment; and urbanization: policy issues and global actions; grass roots organizing: theory; analysis and case studies. 3 credits

ENV 321

Environmental Organizations:  The nature; composition; structure; mandate and role of community level; national; regional and global organizations dedicated to environmental work; special attention to UN environmental organizations such as UNEP; GEF; etc.; relationship between national and global environmental organizations; national; regional and global environmental policy and conflict. 3 credits

ENV 354/ECO 354     

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Market failure; externality and economics of pollution control; pollution control policies and their implications for efficiency; equity and growth; resource taxonomy; limits to growth; theory of optimal use and depletion of renewable; non-renewable and recyclable resources in the context of water; forest; fisheries; and mineral resources; property right regimes (public, private and common property ownership) as a means of resource management. Pre-requisite: ECO/ENV 260. 3 credits

ENV 372

Techniques of Environmental Valuation: Market aspects of environmental goods and services; quantifying the value of environmental goods and services; market based techniques of cost-benefit analysis; selection of environmental projects; investment criteria; financial flow in environmental projects; flaws of market valuation techniques; non-market valuation techniques; contingent valuation; choice modeling; hedonics/property value method; travel cost method and benefit transfer. Pre-requisite: ECO 260. 3 credits

ENV 373

Environmental Impact Assessment and Monitoring: Traditional development concept,  incorporation of environmental issues & sustainability, concepts of environmental and social impact assessment; different steps of EIA: screening, scoping, EIA report writing and reviewing decision making mitigation, measures, implementation, monitoring & audition; methods of impact identification – assessment of visual impacts; social impacts and cultural impacts; decision methods for evaluation of alternatives – decision matrix; people’s participation; review of EIA Reports. 3 credits

ENV 375

Biostatistics: Review of techniques of summarizing statistical data; frequency distribution and basic probability concepts; hypothesis testing; correlation and regression; sampling techniques; different types of field designs in sampling techniques; analysis of variance and Ducan’s multiple range test; simple tests of significance - chi square tests; probit analysis. Pre-requisite: ENV 102 & ENV 172. 3 credits

ENV 380

Environment and Mass Communication: Exploring how environment issues can be easily and persuasively communicated to the general masses; communication strategies through different mass media; such as Radio; TV, Newspapers; electronic communications etc.; role of media and sustainable development.  3 credits

ENV 401

Sustainable Agriculture: Agriculture and its sub-sectors – crop, livestock, fisheries, forestry; farming practices; integration of farming sub-sectors in the farming system; current and future technology needs and their applications; modern biotechnology in agriculture; agricultural inputs use and sustainable environmental development; land use planning and zoning of agricultural production systems; income generation and off farm activities; management of agricultural vulnerability in agriculture; field trip may require for the course depending on the instructor. 3 credits

ENV 402

Environmental Modeling: Modeling concepts; conceptualization; data collection and processing; calibration; simulation and optimization; projects on modeling of biotic and abiotic components and processes of the environment. 3 credits

ENV 403

Global Environmental Issues and Politics: Environmental problems around the world;  issues relating to global commons; law of the sea and cross-border pollution;  politics and economics of global warming; ozone depletion and acid rain;  tropical forests; tourism; parks and preservation;  international law, policy, organizations, institutions, trade agreements and treaties;  sustainable development and case studies on alternative approaches to development; advanced discussion on specific contemporary issues.   3 credits

ENV 404

Environmental Issues in Bangladesh: Environmental problems and issues in Bangladesh;  flood, drought, cyclone, earthquake, soil erosion, land degradation; salinization; desertification; deforestation; environment population linkage; demographic relocation; migration and conflict; National environmental measures – policies; rules and action plans; effects of global policy on national and regional environmental concerns. 3 credits

ENV 405

Population, Poverty and the Environment: Population; poverty and environment interrelations; age structure and demographic dividend; population policy as development and environmental policy; poverty-environment nexus; urbanization and the informal sector; ecological resources and carrying capacity; population policy; environmental policy; poverty reduction policy; basic service provisioning; population; poverty and environmental policy analysis from sustainable development perspective. 3 credits

ENV 406

Trade, Technology Transfer and Environment:  Choice of technology and technology transfer and their environmental implications; Multinational Companies and technology transfer effects on the environment; meeting environmental challenges through technological option; creation of an enabling environment for the development of environmentally-friendly technology; applications of technology in water, air and soil management. 3 credits

 ENV 407

Quantitative Applications in Environmental Studies: Applications of statistical and econometric methods to environment-specific issues; applications to environmental economics will be introduced via case studies.  Pre-requisite: ENV/ECO 372. 3 credits

ENV 408

Environmental Pollution Control: Cause and effect of water; air; soil and noise pollution; hazardous substances and risk analysis; pollution sampling and measurement techniques; control methods for air, water and land pollution;  basic concept and design of  Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) for industries: state of pollution and control measures in Bangladesh; field trip: depending on the instructor.  Pre-requisite: ENV 208. 3 credits

ENV 409

Environmental Policy, Planning and Politics: Approaches to environmental policy-making and planning; differences in policy planning in industrialized countries and developing world; uses of case studies; protection and restoration of natural systems; the maintenance and enhancements of quality of life; grounding environmental thought and values among planners and policymakers. 3 credits

 ENV 410

Integrated Water Resource Planning and Management: An overview of global water resource availability and crisis; integrated water resources planning and management; review of hydrology and fluid mechanics; natural water resources system; water resources system of Bangladesh; extreme water events; flood protection (structural vs. non-structural measures); climate change and water resources; water resources system modeling; water and poverty; livelihood relation. 3 credits

ENV 412

Coastal Zone Management: Definitions and processes; Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), fundamentals of coastal processes; coastal resources and ecosystem; wetlands; forestry and mangrove ecosystem; coral reefs; agriculture and fisheries; mining; human activities and their impact on coastal environments; introduction to Bangladesh coast; development activities; socio-economic aspects: natural hazards and vulnerability level; climate change and its effect on coastal region; Bangladesh National Coastal Zone Management policy. 3 credits

ENV 413

Groundwater Assessment, Development and Management: Hydrologic cycle and processes; soil properties; soil water retention; zone of aeration and zone of saturation; generalized darcy equation of flow through porous media flow equations for confined and unconfined aquifers; well hydraulics; design; construction and performance of wells; groundwater quality; water logging and drainage; salt water intrusion; land subsidence; groundwater contamination and remediation; natural and artificial recharge of groundwater; conjunctive use of surface and groundwater; introduction to groundwater modeling and its role in regional aquifer development and management. 3 credits

ENV 414

Waste Management: Global view of waste management industry and how waste is defined from technical; economic and social perspectives; gaseous; liquid and solid wastes in Bangladesh and the region; institutional and legal frameworks of waste management at the national; state and local government levels; social and economic aspects of waste; concepts 3 Rs treatment; thermal, biotechnological approaches and land disposal options.  3 credits

ENV 415

Waste Treatment: An advanced level course on treatment and disposal of solid and liquid wastes including toxic and hazardous wastes; the main focus is on technological aspects of waste treatment; case studies from industrial and developing countries including Bangladesh will form the course content. 3 credits

 ENV 416

Environmental Negotiations and Mediations: Conflict in general and specific to environmental and planning issues; theories and approaches to conflict resolutions; alternative dispute resolutions: concepts and principles; alternative dispute resolutions process requirements; basic techniques and strategies; constraints and limitations of alternative disputes and resolution processes; the course may involve a combination of collaborative discussions; review of case studies; presentations by mediators and negotiators; and small group simulation exercises. 3 credits

ENV 417

Environment, Conflict and Security: Interdisciplinary study of environmental changes at the community, regional, and global levels; physical and social conditions caused by environmental change; water scarcity, population displacement, general economic decline; casual links between these conditions and population size and growth; the level of technology; institutional and social relations; casual links between these conditions and subsequent conflicts such as civil insurgency; revolution and war; inter-linkages between environment conflict. 3 credits

ENV 418

Conservation and Sustainable Development:  Issues in conservation and sustainable development; the many roads to conservation; environment and sustainable development; indigenous peoples as conservationists; the theory and practice of sustainable development; conservation and self-interest; reconciliation of conservation and development conflicts; case studies on conservation and sustainable development. 3 credits

ENV 419

Forest Management:  Forest ecosystem; silviculture and land resources; social, economic, political and environmental aspects of forest management; ecotourism and the principle of multiple uses in forestry; study of various forest management techniques; strategies for sustainable forest management. Recommended. (Field trip: depending on the instructor). Pre-requisite: ENV 214. 3 credits

ENV 421/ECO486

Energy Economics and Policy: Economics of public utilities; economics and energy policy; sustainable energy; energy issues from sustainable development perspectives; economic instruments to conserve energy and promote energy supply; diversification of energy sources; Bangladesh energy policy. Pre-requisite: ENV 214. 3 credits

ENV 425

Ecological  Economics  : Economics to the physical realities of finite Nature;  historical rundown of the early co-development of economics and natural science and their gradual separation over time; ways and means of re-integration of ecology and economics; ecosystems and ecological services; laws of thermodynamics; principles of carrying capacity and sustainable scale; irreversibility; internalization of externalities and resource depletion; substitutability vs. complementarily of natural and man-made capital; technology & sustainability; efficient allocation and fair distribution; measuring welfare and well-being; trade and community; policies and institutions for a sustainable economy at different spatial levels.  Pre-requisites: ENV 215 & ENV/ECO 260. 3 credits

ENV 430

Environmental Law: History and challenges facing environmental law; administration of environmental law in national and international jurisdictions; ‘regulatory approach to the study of law; mastering the tools of regulation and touching upon environmental crimes; public participation and private law; topical environmental legal issues of Bangladesh in pollution control & conservation; land use & management; forestry; non-renewable & renewable energy and local government. 3 credits

ENV 431

Culture; Religion and Environment: Major; theoretical and political debates on culture; explores problems in the analysis of inter-relationships between culture and place; which cultural and environmental theory has variously defined as a natural, geographical, cultural, political and social construction; interaction between culture; religion and environment; importance of nature to religion; impact of religious beliefs on environment; inter-linkages between culture; religion and environment. Pre-requisite: ENV 315. 3 credits

ENV 432  

Corporate Environmental Management: This course focuses on understanding how to develop appropriate corporate strategies to minimize environmental effect whilst at the same time improving the profitability of the organization. Students will learn how to spot opportunities to initiate changes in their company’s activities to reduce environmental impact and generate value from their environmental risk reduction and regulatory compliance programs.  (Prerequisite: ENV 214). 3 credits

ENV 434

Environmental Accounting: Overview of analytical framework for integrated environmental and economic accounting; and applied work and case studies in developing and industrial countries; selected topics will include economic depreciation of mineral stocks; valuation and treatment of depletable resources in national accounts; an alternative approach to integrating environment into the national accounts; issues in asset aggregation and intergenerational asset transfer; forestry economics; deforestation and national accounting; etc. 3 credits

ENV 436

Toxicology and Xenobiotics: Brief review of fundamental principles of toxicology and epidemiology; learn how physic-chemical properties of xenobiotics affect toxicity; understand toxicokenetics and toxicodynamics of semobiotics; study the mechanisms of action of well-known direct- and indirect-acting toxicant; effect of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and dioxins and furans; brief review of mental toxicology; dermato; hepato and renal toxicology; neurotoxocology; Immunotoxicology; Study elements of risk assessment. Pre-requisites: CHE101; ENV207 and ENV209.  3 credits

ENV 450

System Analysis for Environmental Planning: Definition of a system and its components; classification of systems - feed forward and feed-back systems; system dynamics; controllability; absorbability; adaptability and reliability of an environmental or ecological system; objective formulation for planning and management; simulation and optimization methods for environmental systems; techniques of multi-objective and multi-criteria analyses. Pre-requisite: MAT 120. 3 credits

ENV 455

Research Methods: Purpose and methods of scientific research; features; scopes and limitations of research; classification of scientific research; overview of data types and sources; techniques of sampling; data collection and data analysis; biases in data collection; review of analytical tools/software available to researchers; literature review; preparation and presentation of research proposal and report. 3 credits

ENV495

Environmental Research Using Geographical Information System: Preparation and presentation of a short research paper on a topic related to environmental issues using geographical information system, (Prerequisite: ENV 316). 1 credit

ENV 497:  Special Topics in Environment Studies (3 credits)

ENV 498: Internship (3 credits)

ENV 499: Thesis (3 credits)

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