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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 109 Introduction to Bangladesh Geography ENV 172 Introduction to Statistics 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
MAT 120 ENV 205 ENV 209 ENV 375 ENV 436 Science Concentration Core Courses (15 credits) Calculus I Climate Change Environmental Chemistry Biostatistics (pre-requisite: ENV 102 & ENV 172) Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Management Concentration Core Courses (15 credits) ECO 134 Applied 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 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 ENV495 Environmental Research Using Geographical information System ENV 497 Special Topic in Environmental Studies
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/ECO486 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
Core Courses Concentration Core Courses Concentration Elective Courses GED Courses: (incl. ENG 103 & ENG 105) Open Elective Courses Total
82 15 15 12 06 130
chemical composition of soil. random variables and expectations. comparative static analysis. chemical energetics and equilibrium. water pollution and treatment. introduction to fiscal and monetary policy. chemistry of materials. Linear regression and correlation. Applications: text processing (Text editor. Populations and samples. static or equilibrium analysis. MS Words). Fox Pro. flow of matter and energy through an ecosystem. ( Field trip: depending on the instructor). Classification and tabulation of data. Graphical presentation of data. consumer price index and its uses. rationing cost behaviour. chemistry of solids and crystals. soil and fertilizer management. Atmosphere: chemistry of air. Frequency distributions. MIS 105 Introduction to Computers: Introduction to computer fundamentals: hardware. ozone layer depletion. The structure and function of living organisms in their natural environment. geomorphology. government budget. definitions of probability.Catalogue Description of DESM Courses CHE 101 General Chemistry: Principles governing atomic structure. population geography. the adaptation of plants and animals and their survival in their ambient environment through their physiological and behavioral changes. Objective of this course is to introduce basic economic concepts and theories to the students having no background in Economics. Variables and Attributes. difference equations. ECO 103 Introduction to Economics: This is an introductory course combining micro & macro economics. urbanization. permutation and combinations. biodiversity. basic issues of taxation. Time series: components of a time series. Biosphere: ecological concepts and ecosystems. Lotus 123). concept of natural income measurement. Describing and summarizing data: statistical averages. elements required in plant nutrition. comparative statistics and concept of derivatives. elasticities of demand and supply. measures of dispersion and shape characteristics. Index numbers: types of indices.regional concepts. cultural and political context. Lithosphere: agriculture and environment. mid. biofertilizers and organic farming. market structure. Major components of the environment. aggregate demand and aggregate supply. Geophysical and socio economic characteristics of Bangladesh. ENV 204 Soil Science: Introduction to environment and evaluation. QPRO. organisms composing soil population. global warming. general ecology. wetland and coastal management. . Bio-geo-chemical cycles. primary and secondary minerals. MS Access). ENV 109 Introduction to Bangladesh Geography: Introduction to basic geographic concepts and fundamental themes. problem soils in Bangladesh and their management. states of matter. urban air pollution. Environmental health and toxicology. WordPerfect. database system basics (dBase. chemical kinetics. warm and low latitudes. geology. The interactions between the living organisms and the a biotic components of the environment. working of market mechanism and role of government. natural resources. linear programming. soil as medium of plant growth. Spatial interaction between human and natural environment. ENV 172 Introduction to Statistics: Statistics and its application. The evolutionary mechanisms and genetics. cool. 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. Factors and process of soil formation. Hydrosphere: water chemistry. central bank and commercial bank. physical aspects of soil science. spreadsheet (MS Excel. weather and climate. software and applications. rules of differentiation and their use in comparative statistics. solid and hazardous waste management. Basic probability: random experiments. Introduction to physical geography. moving averages and seasonal indices. Renewable and non-renewable energy. and pedology. events. Operating system fundamentals (DOS and WINDOWS). a brief review of linear models and matrix algebra. ECO 134 Applied Mathematics I: Economic and business models. world soils of high. Pre-requisite: MAT 112. problems involved in the construction of index number. stoichiometry and chemical equilibrium. economic geography and urban . ENV 107 Introduction to Environmental Science: Man and environment. environmental chemistry. Basic population dynamics. probability rules. descriptive chemistry of the elements and coordination compounds. land degradation and management. including organic and inorganic biological substances. landforms. acid rain. bonding. basic soil-plant relationships. High level programming language: an introduction to C. Topics includes functioning of alternative economic systems. binomial and normal distributions.
Relative humidity. Vulnerability reduction: community preparedness. cyclone and storm surges. Climate Change: History of development and climatic changes. the epidemiology and natural history of infectious and non-infectious diseases. Instrumental techniques in environmental chemical analysis. Drought. Adjustment to hazard: Accepting the loss. conservation. global trend in disaster occurrence. IPCC reports on Impact. Adaptation and Mitigation of climatic changes. Climate change and Bangladesh: Historical trend. ENV 214 Environmental Management: A problem-solution approach to natural resource management with particular focus on management of land. role of individuals. environmental control and land use planning.ENV 205 Climate Change : Earth as a System including major components of atmosphere. ENV 215 Ecology: Ecological concepts. Cyclone and storm events. the ‘limits to growth’ debate. impact of structural adjustment. motivation. MGT 210 Principles of Management: Basic discussion of the environments. impacts of environmental change on food production. freshwater and marine). and leadership in business and non-business organizations. Sources and types of disaster. Recommended: ENV 107 ENV 208 Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management: Definition of hazard. Water Resources. water and soil that threaten human health and activities. mental health. Precipitation. Kyoto Protocol. UNFCC. Global effort to combat climate change: IPCC. hydrosphere and biosphere. lithosphere. psycho-social therapy. development and environment relationship: Energy use and Carbon cycle-Greenhouse effect. Sampling and monitoring of pollutants in air. sewerage and sanitation microbiology. preparedness. explores forms of ecological failures. experience and case study (relevant to Bangladesh): Flood. environmental management systems: theory and practice. air. drought and cyclone. population explosion. Sectors to be affected due to climate change: Regional climate pattern and extreme climatic event like Flood. state and the global community in addressing these issues. Pre-requisite: ENG 102. economic and political aspects of disaster management. Response. Wind. organizing and control processes. etc. Present climate change trend and future prediction: Climate modeling. Environmental forces. recovery and reconstruction. forests. Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP). planning. Adaptation to climate change in different sectors in Bangladesh ENV 206 Environmental Sociology: Examination of historical and modern consequences of environmental alteration. forecasting and warning. water and land. General Circulation Model. Climate. biological hazard. Sharing the loss-relief. pest and whole ecosystems. Drought. basic techniques of research design. their applications in the assessment. solid and hazardous waste management. public health. industrial explosion. . parks. Air pressure. (Field trip: depending on the instructor). Effects of disaster on poor and marginal groups of people. including integrated vector control and host resistance. Risk Indices. teamwork. ENV 207 Environment and Health: Environmental hazards such as environmental pathogens. Most vulnerable sectors: effect of Sea Level Rise and extreme climatic events as flood. Social. effect on Hydrological cycle. (Field trip: depending on the instructor). insurance. landslide. effect of chemical fertilizer and pesticide usage. Air pollution and health impact. hydro-sphere. Future projection. Ozone layer depletion. disaster management approaches – Pre-disaster planning. and management of ecological systems including vegetation. Urban Heat Island. survey and sampling. Some major disasters: mechanism. Health. group dynamics. pollution and resource limitations on human populations in the context of various social theories. Risk perception and communication. approaches. critical analysis of ecological reports using selected case studies. Description of major attributes and processes at the individual and community levels. management issues arising out of legal. fisheries. Sea level rise. biodiversity. ecocentric and human approaches to environmental management. ( Field trip: depending on the instructor). Climate Change and its impact on some selected disasters. industrial pollution. Earthquake and Tsunami. Disaster management approaches in Bangladesh: Organizations involved. Risk assessment and quantification: Extreme event analysis. Community based disaster management. wars and disputed areas. Prerequisite: CHE 101. the environmental movement. Agriculture. principles and process of management. Ecosystem and Biodiversity. institutions. Meteorology: Temperature. characteristics of major ecosystems (terrestrial. accidents. Global energy and material flux. soil and water. management of renewable and non-renewable resources. their growth and transmission through air. institutional support for hazard assessment and disaster preparedness. land and water quality. Hazard from anthropogenic or technological origin: fire. economic and social aspects of environmental factors. Impact and biochemical effects of toxic chemicals on the environment. ENV 209 Environmental Chemistry: Chemical compositions and reactions in the atmosphere. Evaporation. Risk and Disaster. wildlife. and lithosphere.
Fluvial processes in geomorphology: channel development. cation and organic acid concentrations. toxic waste management from environmental and conservation viewpoints. agricultural potential. cycle of rock change. Field trip may required for the course depending on the instructor. both positive and negative and the other processes that generate and threaten biodiversity. chemical weathering of minerals. stream terraces. Field trip may require for the course depending on the instructor. Use of alternative energy sources and waste disposal systems. wilderness and wildlife resources. social. urban ecology & carrying capacity issues in urban environmental management. water pollution. Structural geology: faults. fluvial deposits. considering both space and time. cultural. wastewater. type of faults.ECO/ENV 260 Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: Exploring and examining human relationship with the environment with special emphasis on Bangladesh. alluvial flood plains. types of rocks. food resources and hunger. fold and fold type. Methods of evaluating impacts of waste waters and hazardous wastes on ecological systems. hydrologic models and environmental management. geomorphologic characteristics of rivers of Bangladesh. environmental management measures for improving management of solid waste. Laboratory techniques related to water quality analysis. rainfall and run-off analysis. channel widening. hydrologic cycle and its components. ENV 303 Environmental Hydrology: Global water budget. deltas and alluvial fans. glacial deposits. ENV 304 Environmental Microbiology: Principles of microbiology and its application to lakes. accommodation and integration of the informal sector in urban planning and management for reducing urban poverty. including applied hydraulics of pipelines and pumps. valley shape. Recommending and probing possible solutions to contemporary resource and environmental problems of Bangladesh. governance & participation. urban and rural land usage. erosional process. Pre-requisite: ENV 102 and ENV 103. . relationship between urbanization and economic development. chemical and biological treatment of water and waste water. Surveying the economic. lacustrine deposits and Aeolian deposits. analysis of erosional land forms. Pre-requisite: ECO103. and social structure of rural subsistence community. basic surface and groundwater hydraulics. Pre-requisite: ENV 209 ENV 313 Biodiversity and the preservation of species: Introduction to the relationship between humans and the global biotic environment that supports them. system analysis and system thinking. wetness. earthquake and seismic map of Bangladesh. Water distribution and wastewater collection systems. its significance for sustainability of the planet. geology of Bangladesh. and water pollution. rivers and estuaries. and political aspects of human population dynamics. ENV 305 Water Supply and Treatment: Water sources and their development. river basin. Concepts of limnology. market and globalization forces fuelling urbanization beyond urban carrying capacity and ecological resources. ENV 312 Biogeochemistry : A course in environmental sciences dealing with the principles describing how the biological and geochemical processes affect element cycles in nature. demographic. human impacts on it. mineraloid rocks. decentralized urban system and urbanization as a strategy for urbanization sustainability ENV 311 Geology and Geomorphology: Rocks and minerals: identification of rocks and minerals. acidity. and biological treatment systems. application of urban planning & urban management paradigms from environmental management perspective. physical properties of minerals. Pre-requisite: ENV 103. including limiting of nutrients and control of nuisance growth. ENV 306 Sustainable Rural Community Design: Design of human settlements that are compatible and integral with the rural environment. coastal deposits. economic & financial. temperature and mineral composition. Physical. hazardous wastes. streams. ENV 307 Urban Environmental Management: Urban growth components. leaching and accumulation of dissolved chemical components and solution equilibrium reactions. The goal of this course is to help students to understand how today's human society affects global life support systems. basin. science & technology. water bodies. freshwater environment of river and wetland. air. methods to manage natural areas and effective conservation measures to reduce the human impact on it. Planning to meet quality needs and regulatory requirements. and how individuals can make lifetime contributions to environmental solutions. common rock forming minerals. domes. mineral and energy resources. emphasis on the effect of air pollution on soil and water acidification and nutrient cycle. economic. transport and air pollution. land. Current issues important to the environment are stressed in class projects. concepts of biological variety and classifications. geochemical properties of the soil systems. hydrogen.
and urbanization: women caught in a transition. decision matrix. Prerequisite: ENV 102 & ENV 172. national. introduction to cartography and maps. composition. preparation of TOR for an EIA. ENV 375 Biostatistics: Review of techniques of summarizing statistical data. ENV 316 Geographical Information Systems: Introduction to remote sensing. growth and sustainable development. Pre-requisite: ECO 260 ENV 373 Environmental Impact Assessment and Monitoring: Concepts of environmental and social impact assessment. Pollution control policies and their implications for efficiency. analysis of variance and Ducan’s multiple range test. Quantifying the value of may environmental goods and service is difficult. land and biota. Ecofeminism. non-renewable and recyclable resources in the context of water. frequency distribution and basic probability concepts. and mineral resources. mitigation measures. Evolution of economic analysis regarding environmental and resource issues. utilitarianism and social contract. project cycle.ENV 315 Environmental Ethics: Philosophical study of selected moral and social problems: scarcity and the allocation of scarce resources. fuel. Pre-requisite: ECO 260 ENV 372 Techniques of Environmental Valuation: Impart knowledge of market aspects of environmental goods and services which suffer from market failure. modeling and simulation. analysis and product generation using vector based GIS software. Current market based techniques cost benefit analysis. Introduction to moral theories such as natural order (theological). The production of subsistence: economic roles of women in North and South. national. prediction and assessment of impacts on different environmental media. network and checklist methods. factors like temperature and overcrowding and their effect on individual and group phenomena such as emotions. responsibilities of developing and developed nations. the ‘Land Ethic’. forest. GEF. methods of impact identification – matrix. Gender. mandate and role of community level. regional and global environmental policy and conflict. structure. models of exhaustible and renewable resources. environmental monitoring. Economics of regional and global pollution. sustainability. manipulation. scarcity. probit analysis. obligation to future generations. scaling. different types of field designs in sampling techniques. Biotechnology and international property rights. GIS and environmental modeling. environmental indices and indicators for air. applications of GIS. regional and global organizations dedicated to environmental work. Grass roots organizing: theory. Theory of property rights regimes such as public. hedonics/property value method. environment. externality and economics of pollution control.chi square tests. people’s participation. ENV 318 Gender Issues and Sustainable Development: Women and nature: the background to a global crisis. Hypothesis testing. processing. travel cost method and benefit transfer addressed in the course. ENV 317 Environmental Psychology: Relationship between people and their physical environment. private and common property ownership in relation to resource management. EIA Report. image interpretation. Market failure. flaws of current market valuation techniques. moral significance of other species. public interest. assessment of visual impacts. selection of environmental projects. Special attention to UN environmental organizations such as UNEP. equity and growth. water. choice modeling. land use concepts instrumentation and training on data acquisition. but new knowledge of valuation techniques is evolving. scoping. . how different environments affect people differently. fisheries. social philosophy and scientific rationality. analysis and case studies. sampling techniques. Policy issues and global actions. Theory of optimal use and depletion of renewable. financial flow in environmental projects. decision methods for evaluation of alternatives – weighting. etc. use and misuse of maps. interpersonal attitudes and stress in different settings. introducing non-market valuation techniques contingent valuation. rating and ranking of alternatives. ENV 321 Environmental Organizations: The nature.. map interpretation. social impacts and cultural impacts. relationship between national and global environmental organizations. investment criteria. processing and analysis using raster based GIS software. simple tests of significance . and the foundations for an environmental ethic. correlation and regression. initial environmental examination (IEE) and environmental impact assessment (EIA). environmental pollution and limits to growth. research paper. Water food. ENV 354 Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Resource availability. introduction to GIS and the state of GIS in environmental research and problem solving. and fodder: women’s production from nature.
Growth of population. analysis and design of control methods for air. natural resource management and poverty reduction. food insecurity and competition for space. ENV 402 Environmental Modeling: A computer based course on modeling concepts – conceptualization. TV. So. Land use planning and zoning of agricultural production systems. Issues relating to global commons. the course focuses on explicating this relationship. electronic communications etc. Pre-requisite: ENV/ECO 372 ENV 408 Environment Pollution Control: Pollution of air. Basic concept and design of Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) for Industries: Primary clarifier. Grameen Bank and other NGOs ENV 406 Trade. data collection and processing. livestock. application of effluent water. International law. Tropical forests. biological treatment and disinfection. ENV 403 Global Environmental Issues and Politics: A case study based course on environmental problems around the world. Provision for pollution control and standards for different pollutants. Farming practices. drought. vulnerable groups: women and children. earthquake. radioactive and hazardous pollution. News Papers. meeting environmental challenges through appropriate technological applications. resource recovery and recycling. Applications to environmental economics will be introduced via case studies. policy. factors and trends. fisheries. water and land pollution. such as Radio.ENV 380 Environment and Mass Communication: Exploring how environment issues can be easily and persuasively communicated to the general masses. desertification. environment population linkage. institutions. whose life is greatly dependent on the health of the environment. land degradation. air and soil management. Current and future technology needs and their applications. integration of farming sub-sectors in the farming system. The course content will include population growth patterns and their link and effect on environment. parks and preservation. with impact on the environment. Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act and Rule (ECA and ECR): Classification of industries under different categories as Green. Pollution in Bangladesh: Industrial. health implication: dose response curve. ENV 405 Population Poverty and the Environment: Population. Agriculture and Municipal sources of pollution. simulation and optimization. deforestation. Politics and economics of global warming. ENV 401 Sustainable Agriculture: Agriculture and its sub-sectors . migration and conflict. ENV 404 Environmental Issues in Bangladesh: A case study based course on Environmental problems and issues in Bangladesh. pollution and degradation. Flood. demographic relocation. soil erosion. Advanced discussion on specific contemporary issues. trade agreements and treaties. urbanization. Field trip may require for the course depending on the instructor. forestry. calibration. Income generation and off farm activities. water and soil. participatory programs. Orange and Red category. environmental hazards and environmental refugees. pollution sampling and measurement techniques. salinization. noise pollution. industrialization and their impact on resource use. specific sources and effects of pollution. women in ecosystem management. creation of an enabling environment for the development of environmentally friendly technology: applications of technology in water. organizations. appropriate technology of pollution control for rural areas. Pre-requisite: ENV 208 . rules and action plans. current policies and programs for poverty alleviation. National environmental measures – policies. Sustainable Development and case studies on alternative approaches to development. Management of agricultural vulnerability in agriculture. (Field trip: depending on the instructor). cyclone. law of the sea and cross-border pollution. Agricultural inputs use and sustainable environmental development. Projects on modeling of biotic and abiotic components and processes of the environment. the roles of Multinational Companies in the technology transfer process and the relevant effects on the environment of the host country. Effects of global policy on national and regional environmental concerns. tourism. communication strategies through different mass media. cause and affect of pollutants on surrounding ecosystems. Population and poverty are the two grave concerns for countries like Bangladesh. pollution and climate change. Poverty: concepts. Poverty and Environment. ozone depletion and acid rain. modern biotechnology in agriculture. ENV 407 Quantitative Applications in Environmental Studies: Applications of statistical and econometric methods to environment-specific issues. physical treatment. Technology Transfer and Environment: The choice of technology and technology transfer from developed countries to LDCs and their environmental implications.crop.
Fisheries and aquaculture. construction and performance of wells. Sea Level Rise and effect in the coastal region. wetland. water logging and drainage. Mining. Natural Water Resources system: River. Development activities. Design. Tourism. Ecosystem. biotechnological approaches and disposal facilities. Energy generation and barrages. Coastal resources and ecosystem: Coastal wetlands. and the need for planners to be grounded in environmental thought and values. constraints and limitations of alternative disputes and resolution processes. Forestry and Mangrove ecosystem. agriculture & fisheries. and small group simulation exercises. Coastal defense structure. and institutional and social relations. review of case studies. well hydraulics. Sports and recreation. Social and economic aspects of water resources in Bangladesh: agriculture and livelihood depends on water. Case studies from industrial and developing countries including Bangladesh will form the course content. Coastal mining. economic and social perspectives. basic techniques and strategies. the regions of the world where such conflicts are most likely to occur. ENV 416 Environmental Negotiations and Mediations: Conflict in general and specific to environmental and planning issues. Introduction to groundwater modeling and its role in regional aquifer development and management. alternative dispute resolutions process requirements. soil water retention. Conjunctive use of surface and groundwater. Forestry. non-structural measures. ENV 417 Environment. Adaptation to the water resources sector under future changes. A brief review of hydrology and fluid mechanics. The course also addresses the protection and restoration of natural systems that are effected by human activities. Conflict. (Field trip: depending on the instructor). Water resources system of Bangladesh. and Security: Interdisciplinary study of the mechanisms by which environmental changes at the community. Agriculture. Agriculture and fisheries. Environmental issues: groundwater quality. ENV 413 Groundwater Assessment. Waste disposal and water quality. Integrated Water Resources Planning and management: Basic concepts and definitions. Climate Change and its effect on coastal region. flood and drought intensity. the level of technology. and general economic decline. Natural and artificial recharge of groundwater. ENV 410 Integrated Water Resource Planning and Management: An overview of global water resources availability and crisis. Generalized Darcy equation of flow through porous media. and global levels lead to conflict. Introduction to Bangladesh Coast: Hydrodynamics. causal links between these . The course may involve a combination of collaborative discussions. presentations by mediators and negotiators. Environmental Impact of water resources project. state and local government levels. social and economic aspects of waste. Human intervention and anthropogenic effect in the water resources sector. Soil properties. uses of case studies. including Socio-economic. alternative dispute resolutions: concepts and principles.ENV 409 Environmental Policy. Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) : approaches and instruments. Socio-economic aspects: income sources and livelihood. Planning and Politics: Approaches to Environmental policy-making and planning. zone of aeration and zone of saturation. Navigation and river training works. salt water intrusion. Fundamentals of Coastal processes: Wave phenomenon. Bangladesh National Coastal Zone Management Policy. Estuary. Tidal phenomenon. groundwater contamination and remediation. Coral reefs. so the course will focus on the policy process and policy instruments. Salt water intrusion. ENV 414 Waste Management: Global view of waste management industry and how waste is defined from technical. Fisheries and aquatic ecosystem. Human activities and their impact on Coastal Environments: Land reclamation and housing. ENV 415 Waste Treatment: An advanced level course on treatment and disposal of solid and liquid wastes including toxic and hazardous wastes. including water scarcity. land subsidence. ENV 412 Coastal Zone Management: Definition of coast and Coastal processes. coast and estuaries. the maintenance and enhancements of quality of life that can only achieved by bringing nature and people together. cross cutting issues like flood protection. liquid and solid wastes in Bangladesh and the region. Lakes & dam-reservoir. This involves politics. Pre-requisite: ENV 214. Development and Management : Hydrologic cycle and processes. Field trip may require for the course depending on the instructor. Coastal pollution and dispersion. theories and approaches to conflict resolutions. Extreme water events: Flood and Drought: causes and remedies. Sedimentation. Differences in policy planning in industrialized countries and developing world. The main focus is on technological aspects of waste treatment. population displacement. Climate change and Water resources: seasonal precipitation pattern. Flood protection: structural vs. Flow equations for confined and unconfined aquifers. physical and social conditions caused by environmental change that may lead to conflict. treatment. agriculture and fisheries. Field trip may require as per faculty’s need. Energy resources. natural hazards. regional. gaseous. causal links between these conditions and prior variables such as population size and growth. Tourism. Natural hazards and vulnerability level. institutional and legal frameworks of waste management at the national. Water Resources System Modeling. Coastal morphology.
non-renewable & renewable energy and local government. interaction between culture. Strategies for sustainable forest management. silviculture and land resources. political and environmental aspects of forest management.conditions and subsequent conflicts such as civil insurgency. economic. laws of Thermodynamics. Students will learn how to spot opportunities to initiate changes in their company’s activities to reduce waste and generate value from their environmental risk reduction and regulatory compliance programs. basic sciences and engineering. complementarily of natural and man-made capital. and applied work and case studies in developing and industrial countries. Study of various forest management techniques. the Course focuses on the ways and means of re-integration of Ecology and Economics . efficient allocation and fair distribution. measuring welfare and well-being. an alternative approach to integrating environment into the national accounts. ENV 425 Ecological Economics : An interdisciplinary Course aimed at grounding Economics to the physical realities of finite Nature.ecosystems and ecological services. optimum regulation structure. etc. Recommended. How to be able to identify and take advantage of the business opportunities inherent in society’s growing demand for solutions to environmental problems will form the course content (Prerequisite: ENV 214). Pre-requisites: ENV 215 & ENV/ECO 260. ENV 432 Corporate Environmental Management: Development of appropriate corporate strategies to minimize environmental effect whilst at the same time improving the profitability of the organization lies at the heart of Environmental Management and is one of the important issues of corporate approaches to sustainable development. revolution and war. valuation and treatment of depletable resources in national accounts. ENV 421 Energy Economics and Policy: Dimensions of the energy problems. land use & management. the discourse moves on to issues related to administration of environmental law. monitoring and evaluating sustainable development projects in Bangladesh through field work and projects. The latter part of the study takes on a sectoral approach and covers inter alia topical environmental legal issues of Bangladesh in pollution control & conservation. issues in asset aggregation and intergenerational asset transfer. Social. inter-linkages between culture. conservation. future policy directions. both in national and international jurisdictions. religion and environment. mastering the tools of regulation and touching upon environmental crimes. selected topics will include economic depreciation of mineral stocks. principles of carrying capacity and sustainable scale. shifting threat perceptions. importance of nature to religion. impact of religious beliefs on environment. An emphasis is placed on taking a ‘regulatory approach’ to the study of law. sociology. geographical. Study of goal setting. ENV 419 Forest Management: An advanced course on forestry. ENV 431 Culture. public participation and private law. technology & sustainability. ENV 418 Conservation and Sustainable Development: An intensive course on conservation. Religion and Environment: Introduces students to major. ENV 434 Environmental Accounting: Overview of analytical framework for integrated environmental and economic accounting. Forest ecosystem. deforestation and national accounting. . with a brief historical rundown of the early co-development of Economics and Natural Science and their gradual separation over time. theoretical and political debates on culture. cultural. which cultural and environmental theory has variously defined as a natural. (Field trip: depending on the instructor). national security dilemma. substitutability vs. irreversibility. internalization of externalities and resource depletion. political and social construction. Pre-requisite: ENV 214. forestry economics. Study of various perspectives of sustainable development in the context of economics. implementing. Pre-requisite: ENV 315. environmental issues in energy development. forestry. development and sustainable development. Ecotourism and the principle of multiple use in forestry. religion and environment. inter-linkages between environment conflict and security. Companies are now responding to these challenges by establishing structured environmental management systems. trade and community. Advanced discussions on case studies on land/forest-based sustainable development projects around the world. static and dynamic criteria for efficient energy resource allocation. Once a critical understanding begins to emerge in the discussion. ENV 430 Environmental Law: The course begins by asking what environmental law is and explores the history and challenges facing environmental law. policies and institutions for a sustainable economy at different spatial levels. Pre-requisite: ENV 214. OPEC countries. explores problems in the analysis of inter-relationships between culture and place. price control.
physical and chemically-induced mutagenesis. overview of data types and sources. various biases in data collection. toxicological. simulation and optimization methods for environmental systems. ENV 450 System Analysis for Environmental Planning: Definition of a system and its components. absorbability. adaptability and reliability of an environmental or ecological system. toxicity of xenobiotics. classification of systems . distribution of environmental mutagens and their biochemistry. genetic toxicology. ENV207 and ENV209. 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. environmental. bioaccumulation and biomagnification in tissues and food chain. controllability. neuroteratology. sensitive periods for neurotoxicology. techniques of data collection and sampling. genetic indicator organisms and assays. occupational and ecological aspects of the use and release of toxic substances in the environment. Pre-requisite: MAT 120. review of analytical tools/software available to researchers.ENV 436 Toxicology and Xenobiotics: Physiology and biochemistry of intoxication. features. system dynamics. classification of scientific research. ENV 497 Special Topics in Environment Studies (3 credits) ENV 498 Internship (3 credits) ENV 499 Thesis (3 credits) . xenobiotics as increasing risk factors for cancer.feed forward and feed-back systems. preparation and presentation of an independent research proposal. scopes and limitations of research. overview of contemporary research areas. (Prerequisite: ENV 316). prevalence of xenobiotics in the environment and in homes. toxic responses of the mammalian nervous system. public health. mode of actions. cellular responses to toxic compounds. objective formulation for planning and management. Prerequisites: CHE101. disruption to hormonal systems. ENV 455 Research Methods: Purpose of scientific research. techniques of multi-objective and multi-criteria analyses. how to limit the exposure to xenobiotics in daily life. 1 credit.
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