Environmental Health Courses

Course # (credit hours) Title Description
EH 500 (2) Perspectives in Environmental Health (Fall, Spring) Fall and spring. EH 500 is a survey course designed to introduce public health students to basic concepts of environmental sciences, to the methods used to study the interface of health and the environment, to the health impacts of various environmental processes and exposures, and to the public health approach to controlling or eliminating environmental health risks. To address these concepts, basic environmental health principles (exposure assessment, environmental toxicology, environmental epidemiology, risk assessment), as well as specific environmental health issues including water and air pollution, hazardous chemical/waste exposures, climate change, and environmental drivers of disease ecology, will be covered.

EH 500 Sample Syllabus - Fall
EH 500 Sample Syllabus - Spring
EH 501 (1) Introduction of Environmental Health Fall. EH department students only. Required foundation course for students in all master’s programs administered by Department of Environmental Health. Introduces students to major topics in environmental health, including mechanisms of toxicity, pesticides and other chemicals, children’s health, WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), infectious disease, air pollution, climate change, and planetary health. Describes tools used to understand these EH topics, such as exposure science, epidemiology, toxicology, biomarkers/omics, rick assessment, implementation science, and policy. Provides students with an introduction to the EH faculty, their perspectives and research interests on these major EH topics, and an overview of EH courses.
EH 501 Sample Syllabus
EH 510 (2)

Foundations of Exposure Science

Spring. In this course, students will be introduced to the concepts of exposure science and the exposome. Students will learn how contaminants are transported from sources to receptors and, in particular, how human receptors are affected by such contact. All environmental media including air, water, soil, and dietary intake will be considered. Measures of exposure include direct measurements of environmental media contamination as well as biomarkers of exposure will be presented and discussed in detail. Students will examine the literature of exposure science through readings and research.

EH 510 Sample Syllabus

EH 515 (2)

Air Quality in the Urban Environment: A Survey of Research methods and Recent Findings (Every other spring; odd years)

Spring, every other year (odd years). The link between the air we breathe and human health affects millions globally, placing urban air quality as a major public health concern. This course examines ways to characterize urban air pollution as well as its public health implications based on recent clinical, epidemiological, and toxicological research. The course will be highly interactive and will provide instruction on conducting basic, applied air quality research in academic, governmental, and grassroots settings.
EH 515 Sample Syllabus

EH 520 (3)

Human Toxicology (Fall)

Fall. Prerequisites: college-level biology and chemistry or instructor’s permission. The goal of this course is to introduce the student to the basic principles of toxicology. Humans are exposed to a variety of dangerous substances through occupational and environmental exposures. In order to interpret the public health implications of these exposures one must have a good understanding of how these compounds get into the body, how they are processed in the body, and how they damage particular organ systems. To accomplish this, students will gain practical knowledge of the workings of specific organ systems and will be able to identify particular environmental chemicals and their mechanisms of action that underlie organ toxicity. This information will be conveyed through lecture material and reinforced by relevant readings, in-class discussion, and additional assignments that are focused on ensuring that the toxicological topics are further evaluated and considered in the context of current environmental and human health concerns and do not simply exist as standalone facts. EH 520 Sample Syllabus

EH 523

Neurotoxicology (Spring)

Spring. Prerequisite: EH 520 or instructor’s permission. This course is focused on understanding and evaluating the targets, molecular mechanisms, and physiological effects of specific environmental chemicals on the nervous system. This knowledge will be supplemented through outside readings and class discussions that serve to support the students’ understanding of the material and provide them with a real-world perspective of neurotoxicology. EH 523 Sample Syllabus

EH 524 (2)

Risk Assessment I (Fall)

Fall. Surveys the general principles and practices of environmental health risk assessment for toxic exposures in the environment and interactions with other factors contributing to human health risks. A variety of case studies will be used to demonstrate the basic methods and results of risk assessment, including estimation/evaluation of potential risk based on empirical evidence (e.g., laboratory animal studies, epidemiological studies), hazard and dose-response assessment for regulatory decisions, and uncertainty analysis and risk communication. Students will be introduced to and use key tools used in quantitative risk assessment. EH 524 Sample Syllabus

EH 527 (2)

Biomarkers and
Environmental Public Health (Spring)

Spring. The study of human susceptibility to environmental toxic chemicals has undergone a major transformation as the knowledge of how toxic chemicals behave in the human body becomes more readily available. Coupled with the advanced Human Genome Project and ecogenetics research programs, the use of biomarkers will allow us not only to accurately assess exposures to those toxic chemicals, but to predict the resulting adverse health outcomes as well. This course is designed to introduce the use of biomarkers in environmental public health from qualitative and quantitative perspectives and the concept of exposomics, the totality of exposures throughout all life stages. EH 527 Sample Syllabus

EH 530 (2)

Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (Spring)

Spring. Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology is a course for students in the Environmental Health Department who have successfully completed EPI 530 and BIOS 500. Students will gain experience reading, evaluating, and interpreting epidemiologic studies on the impact of both workplace and environmental exposures, and thinking through practical considerations. The course aims to strengthen each student’s ability to read epidemiological literature critically. This aim will be realized through in-depth exploration of major study designs including cross-sectional studies, cohort studies, and case-control studies; and through the weekly readings and case studies. Although some data analysis is required, the focus of the class is on conceptual issues common in environmental and occupational epidemiology research and on the interpretation of findings. Successful completion of the course will also contribute to a richer appreciation of how the environment affects public health. EH 530 Sample Syllabus

EH 543 (1) Sustainability (Fall)

Fall. Explores principles, policies, and practices related to sustainability. The course will cover the general approach to sustainability from environmental, social, and economic perspectives. Lectures will also cover specific sustainability related topics, including energy, water, waste, transportation, food, buildings, greenspace, land use, community revitalization, behavior change, purchasing, and curriculum development. The focus of our work together will be to analyze the role of the public health professional in shaping sustainability policy and furthering sustainability practices. EH 543 Sample Syllabus

EH 548 (3)

Research Methods for Studies of Water and Health (Spring)

Spring. GH 529 (Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries) or equivalent recommended as background. This hands-on course covers methods needed to carry out field studies focused on water and health. Through lecture and laboratory exercises, students will learn critical skills in measuring water quality exposure assessment and waterborne disease health outcomes that will enable them to conduct their own field studies and analyze the resulting data. The focus will be on issues of microbiological contamination in developing countries, but chemical contamination and domestic cases will also be covered. EH 548 Sample Syllabus

EH 570 (2)

Environmental Health Law and Policy (Spring)

Spring. This course introduces students to the major laws, regulations, and policies applicable to environmental health, primarily in the United States. Readings, discussions, and expert guest speakers are designed to explore the history, politics, economics, and ethics of environmental health policy, including issues around environmental justice. Case studies, in-class activities and policy analysis assignments will emphasize practical skills in policy development and promotion while exposing students to the challenges of advancing evidence-based environmental health policy in the context of competing political perspectives and priorities. EH 570 Sample Syllabus

EH 571 (2)

Global Environmental Health Policy: Power, Science & Justice (Spring)

Spring. This seminar encourages students to explore the forces that influence the development of environmental health policy, particularly in low-income countries. Using a case-study approach that draws on the instructor’s experience in international water, sanitation, and household air pollution, the course examines the actors, their agendas and strategies, and the political, social, legal and economic systems in which they operate. Special emphasis is given to the role of power/politics and scientific evidence in environmental health policymaking. Readings, discussion, and guest speakers also explore issues of equity and environmental justice.
EH 571 Sample Syllabus

EH 580/BSHE 591M (2)

Injury Prevention and Control (Fall)

Fall. This course provides a basic introduction to injury as a public health problem. Students learn about key injury prevention and control concepts, as well as the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of various causes of intentional and unintentional injury. This class features content experts from CDC and other local agencies. EH 580 Sample Syllabus

EH 581 (2)

Public Health Consequences of Disasters (Fall)

Fall. This course considers public health aspects of preparedness and management of natural and man-made disasters, including hurricanes, floods, and biosecurity threats, with an emphasis on understanding their complexity and impact. The course is taught using texts, peer-reviewed articles, and presentations by top field experts. The course is designed to stimulate understanding and to encourage an exchange of ideas regarding lessons learned from the past and the implications for current and future polices and disaster planning. EH 581 Sample Syllabus

EH 582/
GH 582 (2)

Global Climate Change:
Health Impacts and Response (Fall)

Fall. This course will explore the public health impacts of global climate change, the responses undertaken by the health sector to become more resilient to those impacts, and potential mitigation efforts and activities. Public health responses will cover examples from around the world, and include issues around risk communication and implementation of the adaptation strategies. The course will provide a practical approach to conducting vulnerability and risk assessments, and students will be introduced to a range of skills to assess and respond to climate-related health impacts. EH 582/GH 582 Sample Syllabus

EH 583/
ENVS 385 (4)

Spatial Analysis in Disease Ecology (Spring)

Spring. Prerequisites: at least one GIS class (INFO 530 or ENVS 250); statistics is also recommended. This course covers patterns of health and disease in place and time; application of geospatial technologies and methods for epidemiology; analysis of time- space relations; clusters and diffusion of disease; and geographical epidemiology of selected infectious and noninfectious diseases. EH 583/ENVS 385 Sample Syllabus

EH 584 (2)

Built Environment and Public Health (Fall)

Fall. Recommended prerequisites: INFO 530 or GIS knowledge. This interdisciplinary course examines how cities and neighborhoods can have both positive and adverse effects on human health and produces recommendations to improve these outcomes. This course is an elective planning and public health course that explores the interconnections between these fields and equips students with skills and experiences to plan healthy communities. The planning and public health disciplines emerged together with the common goal of preventing outbreaks of infectious disease. Since that time, the two disciplines diverged in their foci: public health following a clinical model and planning focusing on urban design and physical form. However, as the intimate connections between the built environment and disease continue to be revealed, the planning and public health fields have begun to converge once again. This course covers planning and public health foundations, natural and built environments, vulnerable populations and health equity, and health policy and global impacts. For their end of semester assessment, students complete a healthy communities plan on a community of particular interest, applying current evidence and best practices studied throughout the semester. Half of the course takes place at Georgia Tech; allow for travel time. EH 584 Sample Syllabus

EH 586 (2)

Advanced Seminar in Climate Change and Health: Research and Policy (Spring)

Spring. Recommended prerequisite: EH 582/GH 582. This course builds on EH/GH 582, exploring the interaction of methodological and policy issues surrounding the public health effects of climate change. Methodological topics will include advanced modeling issues, epidemiologic methods, bias, remote sensing, issues of measurement error, and uncertainty analysis. Meanwhile, policy discussions will emphasize how scientific evidence based on these methods is injected into policy debates. Topics will include issues of scientific consensus, objectivity, uncertainty, and the ethics of scientist advocacy. The course will cover the impact of environmental change on the practice of environmental epidemiology; problems and opportunities in using models to project impacts; the necessity of, and strategies for, interdisciplinary work; strategic concerns in emerging areas of public health practice; challenges deriving policy on issues of great importance and cost; the role of health scientists in determining adaptation funding priorities, technology transfers, and global treaties; and applied public health tools, including vulnerability assessments and health impact assessments. EH 586 Sample Syllabus

EH 587 (2)

Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing of the Environment and its Applications to Public Health (Spring)

Spring. Prerequisites: at least one GIS class (INFO 530) or equivalent. This course covers instruction on basic principles behind satellite remote sensing; the terminology and instrumentation of satellite remote sensing and structure of satellite data; land cover/land use, water quality, and air quality remote sensing techniques; case studies of applying satellite remote sensing in public health and environmental science; and analysis of the spatial patterns of air pollution using satellite data. Can add the optional EH 587L lab concurrently. EH 587 Sample Syllabus

EH 587L (1) Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing of the Environment and its Applications to Public Health Lab (Spring)

Spring. Additional in-depth computer exercises to EH 587; must enroll concurrently with EH 587.

EH 590R (1) Environmental Justice: Theory and Praxis (Spring)

Spring. The goal of environmental justice is to create a world with socially and environmentally equitable outcomes, and a world wherein all have an equal opportunity to participate in processes leading to evidence-based, positive policy. The methods of environmental justice are based on what is necessary for creating that space: engagement of communities and cultivation of capacity to understand and respond to environmental concerns; moral and empirically sound collaborations, which presuppose methodological rigor; and the focal goal of making a visible and positive difference for communities. This elective course will review intellectual contributions by community-based, anti-colonial, and social theory leaders; frameworks for structuring and maintaining community ties; special ethical considerations for working with indigenous and other historically colonized communities; and will offer examples of environmental justice public health research. Prerequisites: none. EH590R Environmental Justice - Sample Syllabus

EH 590R (1) Environmental Health Seminar: Initiation and Management of Research Projects under Constrained Conditions

Spring. Students will learn critical aspects of managing research projects in resource-limited environments. Key topics covered include: local permits and ethical clearances, international transport of biological and environmental material, formalizing partnerships, introducing a project to relevant stakeholders, administrative management, recruitment of staff and terms and conditions for staff, staff security, quality assurance systems, and data sharing/authorships among partners. Learning will take place through role-plays, student presentations, instructor case presentations, and group problem-solving exercises. One hypothetical project will be used as a case throughout the module. Taught in a short-course format, usually over four days. EH 590R Initiation and Management of Research Projects - Sample Syllabus

EH 590R (1)

Application of ‘Omics Technologies in Public Health Research (Spring)

Spring. Introductory course to provide an overview of the systems biology, genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics, microbiome studies, and the potential policy and translational implications of this line of research. The course will include overviews of the underlying biological principles driving these analyses, the laboratory methods involved, approaches for the analysis, and the strengths and limitations of the approaches. Upon completion of this course, students should be better equipped to read and interpret the scientific literature utilizing these methods and begin to consider how these approaches could be included in their own research. 590R Application of 'Omics - Sample Syllabus

EH 590R (1) Planetary Health

Human beings are profoundly altering the natural systems of the planet, resulting in a variety of unintended population health consequences. This course explores several of the mechanisms by which humans are influencing the physical, chemical, and ecological conditions on the planet, and the consequences of those ongoing changes for human societies. EH 590R Politics of PH - Sample Syllabus

EH 593R (1)

Data Analysis in Environmental Health (Spring and Fall)

Fall and spring. This course provides a general review of analytic methods commonly used in the analysis of environmental health data. This is an application oriented class with an emphasis on working through the analytic steps given the research goal and the data in hand. Much of the discussion is interactive, working through relevant issues in individual student theses that lead to achieving an appropriate analysis, including the coding of statistical software. Additional topics may be discussed based on the particular interests and research activities of the students. Pre-requisite: EH department students only; students must bring thesis data to the class. EH 593R Sample Syllabus

EH 594 (2)

Capstone Seminar: Skills for Environmental Health Professionals (Spring)

Spring. This course provides a productive, supportive and critical environment for Environmental Health (EH) and Global Environmental Health (GEH) students who are completing a capstone project for their integrative learning experience. The course prepares students, using their capstone project as a platform, with skills and competencies needed for successful careers in environmental health. Students will identify topics of interest, engage with scholars and literature on their topic, and through a series of written, poster, and oral presentations, make an original, substantive contribution to the field. Environmental health skills gained during the EH and GEH programs are applied and integrated, including critical thinking on methodological and policy issues surrounding the topical issues presented; effective communication strategies for complex environmental health topics; and applying environmental health theory and principles to practical public health situations and professional practice. Further, students will critically review each other's work with an emphasis on methodological understanding, appropriate assessment of applied and research needs posed by the topic, intended audience, communication methods, and policy concerns. EH 594 Sample Syllabus

EH 595 (0)

Applied Practice Expereince (APE)

An applied practice experience is a unique opportunity for graduate students to integrate and apply practical skills and training learned through coursework and prior experiences in a professional public health environment. In some cases, students can use a work-study, graduate assistantship, or teaching assistant position structured to meet the applied practice experience requirement. An applied practice experience is a significant educational experience that generally requires 200 to 400 clock hours in a public health agency, institution, or community under the supervision of site administrators and the guidance of the student's department, the Office of Applied Public Health, and/or Career Services.

EH 596 (1)

Research Design in Environmental Health (Fall)

Fall. Introduces basic concepts for conducting research in environmental health. The course takes place during the first half of the fall semester. Students will have opportunities to identify and/or refine potential integrative learning experience project topics. Students will also review: criteria of their potential projects. Students will then have opportunities to develop, refine and apply their analytical and writing skills in the development of their integrative learning experience project proposal. Students will complete a brief plan for the steps in the development of their potential projects. Students will then have opportunities to develop, refine, and apply their analytical and writing skills in the development of their integrative learning experience project proposal. Students will refine their research questions and/or project objectives, formulate plans for data management and analysis, and prepare and present their project proposal to departmental faculty for review, comment, and approval. EH 596 Sample Syllabus

EH 597R (VC)

Directed Study

Pursue a specialized course of study in an area of special interest. Complements rather than replaces or substitutes for course work. ADAP permission only.

EH 599R (VC)

Thesis

Students prepare a monograph that embodies original research in environmental or occupational health. This incorporates a proposition that has been successfully evaluated with appropriate statistical techniques and is potentially publishable or has potential public health impact. All students in the EH department will be graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory on the thesis project.

The following courses are for the Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Doctoral curriculum. Master's students may enroll in some of these classes based on EH department permission and space availability.

PUBH 701 (1)

Public Health Research: Discovery to Practice (Fall)

Fall. Doctoral education in public health trains students to drive innovation and discovery in public health. Apart from the usual doctoral milestones of coursework, the qualifying exam, and the dissertation, much of the doctoral process is self-directed. Identifying your goals for your doctoral experience and how to achieve them can be daunting. This conversation-based course is designed to provide students with the tools to develop a personal strategy for successfully navigating the doctoral experience. Through this course, doctoral students will identify their personal and professional goals and develop a personal plan for reaching these objectives and goals. Students will engage with faculty and other doctoral students to learn how they have successfully navigated through common training and scientific challenges. By interfacing with colleagues, they will gain an appreciation of the breadth of the public health field and its multiple sub-disciplines, as well as the approaches used to translate science into practice. EHS 701 Sample Syllabus

EHS 600R (2)

Research Rotation
(Fall, spring)

EHS 710 (2)

Advanced Laboratory and Field Methods in Exposure Science (Spring)

Spring. EHS 710 is a course for more advanced students. In this course, students will be introduced to the concepts of exposure science and the exposome. Students will learn how contaminants are transported from sources to receptors and, in particular, how human receptors are affected by such contact. All environmental media including air, water, soil, and dietary intake will be considered. Measures of exposure include direct measurements of environmental media contamination as well as biomarkers of exposure will be presented and discussed in detail. Students will examine the literature of exposure science through readings and research. While working in small groups of 2-4 individuals, students will design and implement a small-scale field study of exposure to a contaminant or contaminants of public health importance and present their results in class. EHS 710 Sample Syllabus

EHS 730/IBS 741 (2)

Computational Systems Biology: Modeling Biological Responses

Fall. Understanding biological responses to external perturbations, their health outcomes, and risks increasingly requires a systems biology approach. This course teaches the dynamical modeling aspect of systems biology. Such an approach is necessary to make sense of biological pathways/circuitries comprising genes, RNAs, proteins, and metabolites, and to understand how they are quantitatively organized as complex networks to carry out integrated, systems-level functions and respond to biological, pharmaceutical, and environmental perturbations. This interdisciplinary course introduces the basic concepts and principles in systems biology, and numerical simulation techniques for mechanically understanding and predicting biological responses. EHS 730 Sample Syllabus

EHS 740/IBS 740 (2)

Molecular Toxicology

Spring. Prerequisites: introductory biochemistry, EH 520, EHS student, or instructor’s permission. The goal of this course is to strengthen the student’s understanding of the interaction between environmental chemicals and specific organ systems of the human body, focusing on appreciation of the explicit cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the toxicity. This knowledge will be supplemented through outside readings and class discussions using a modified problem based learning format. These interactions will serve to support the student’s understanding of the material and provide them with a real-world perspective of molecular toxicology. EHS 740 Sample Syllabus

EHS 747 / EPI 747 (2)

Methods in Environmental Epidemiology (Fall)

Fall. Prerequisites: EPI 530, BIOS 500, BIOS 501; EPI 540 or EPI 545 is also preferred, or instructor’s permission. Students will gain experience reading, evaluating, and interpreting epidemiologic studies on the health impact of workplace and environmental exposures. The course aims to strengthen each student’s ability to understand and interpret the epidemiological literature. These skills will be developed through class lectures, assigned readings, and case studies. Although most case studies require data analysis, the focus of the class is on conceptual issues common in environmental epidemiology rather than on applied statistics. EHS 747 Sample Syllabus

EHS 750 (3)

Environmental Determinants of Infectious Disease (Spring)

Spring. This course takes a global perspective, exploring the diverse environmental phenomena that influence the transmission of infectious diseases. Complex dynamics, feedbacks, and spatial flows inherent in the transmission of environmentally driven infectious diseases are examined, focusing on vector-borne diseases, tropical parasites, and waterborne pathogens. The epidemiological significance of environmental processes are explored, including weather, climate extremes, hydrology, development projects, and land use change. Anthroponotic and zoonotic diseases of global significance are examined with respect to how environmental factors shape their distributions, intensity, environmental fate, transport, and persistence. The specific epidemiological consequences of climate change, dams, irrigation, agricultural intensification, and de/reforestation are emphasized, and analytical tools for their study presented and critiqued, including methods for modeling coupled environmental-epidemiological systems. EHS 750 Sample Syllabus

EHS 760 (2)

Advanced Risk Assessment (Spring)

Spring. Prerequisite: EH 524 or EHS student. Educates and trains students in the processes of risk assessment, risk model selection, and use of toxicology and environmental informational databases to create risk assessment calculations and determinations.

EHS 777R (2)

Problem Based Learning in Environmental Health Sciences
(Fall, spring)

EHS students only. This class is a problem-based learning approach to environmental contamination. Students are presented with a current environmental health problem and asked to pursue a solution to it. Students will evaluate the health impacts of the exposure and make recommendations for solutions. EHS 777R Sample Syllabus

EHS 790R (1)

Research Design and Management
(Fall, spring)

EHS students only. Focuses on key skills that unify doctoral students and scientists across scientific disciplines. This course provides students with training at the nexus of scientific methods and practice, building skills that are fundamental to the scientific enterprise, which support the ethical and responsible conduct of science. Addresses the program competencies by training students in the range of skills needed to conduct research in the areas of exposure science, biological mechanisms of disease, and environmental determinants of population health. Serves as a key forum for EHS community building. Required for all students during their pre-candidacy training, however, all doctoral students in the program are permitted and encouraged to attend. EHS 790R Syllabus

EHS 797R (VC)

Directed Study (Fall, spring)

Students pursue a specialized course of study in an area of special interest. Complements rather than replaces or substitutes coursework. Requires an agreement with and permission from the faculty instructor and Department Chair.

EHS 798R (VC)

Pre-Candidacy Research Credits

EHS doctoral students engage in research prior to candidacy. The type of research training that students complete during these research hours vary widely. Most research activities that contribute to students’ overall training and allow them to make progress in the program will qualify toward these credits. Examples of typical student research activities include: conducting primary data collection, performing an analysis, writing a manuscript, studying for the qualifying exam, or preparing a grant proposal.

EHS 799R (VC)

Dissertation Research

EHS doctoral students engage in research after entering candidacy; research must contribute to students’ overall training and allow them to make progress in the program. Examples of typical student research activities include: writing a dissertation proposal, writing a dissertation chapter, or preparing a grant proposal.

Students may be interested in taking courses that are not available at Emory through the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) program. Some examples of opportunities are:

Courses at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Civil Engineering

CE 4100 (3)

Environmental Engineering Systems

An introduction to the field of environmental engineering and issues associated with water, air, and land pollution. Includes current topics such as hazardous waste, risk assessment, ground-water contamination, global climate change, ozone depletion, acid deposition, and sustainable technologies.

CE 4110 (2)

Water Quality Engineering

Introduction to reclamation of water and wastewater for potable and industrial uses and groundwater remediation. Includes principles of physical, chemical, and biological treatment processes such as coagulation, sedimentation, softening, filtration, secondary biological treatment, and reactor design.

CE 4120 (2)

Hazardous Substance Engineering

A senior-level course providing an introduction to the technical aspects of hazardous waste and toxic substance management. Topics include legislation, exposure and risk assessment, procedures for conducting remedial investigation/feasibility studies, waste treatment methods, basics of solute transport, on-site treatment methods, landfill design, waste minimization, and recycle and reuse

CE 4130 (2)

Environmental Engineering Facilities Design

Focuses on design of facilities for water, wastewater, air quality, hazardous waste, and solid waste. Includes supervised design problems and inspection trips.

CEE 6311

Microbial Principles

Microbiological principles with emphasis on microbial nutrition and growth, inhibition and control of growth, biochemical thermodynamics, metabolic pathways, enzyme and microbial kinetics.

CEE 6312

Chemical Principles-EnvE

Fundamental principles of chemical equilibria and environmental organic chemistry in dilute aqueous systems with emphasis on chemical speciation and environmental engineering applications.

CEE 6313

Fate of Contaminants

Effects of physical, chemical, and biological processes on the fate and transport of contaminants in unsaturated and saturated porous media.

CEE 6330

Physicochemical Process

Theory and application of the physical and chemical processes of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, softening, filtration, and disinfection in water and wastewater treatment.

CEE 6761

Contaminated Sed Geochem

Acquaints students with fate of major pollutants, nutrients, organic compounds, such as pesticides, PAHs, and trace metals in sedimentary systems.

CEE 6792

Air Pollution and Meteorology

Vertical temperature and wind structure, topographic effects, natural removal processes, atmospheric dispersion of stack effluents, air pollution climatology, meteorological management of air pollution.

CEE 6794

Atmos Chem Modeling

Application of modern numerical methods to the prediction of atmospheric chemical and physical compositions; specific applications using computer models developed by the students are included.

Courses at the Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture, City Planning Program include:

CP 8823 Environmental Planning and Management This course exposes students to the role ecological principals may play in urban planning. Students learn about ecological structure and function and the principal technological and design-based tools currently employed in environmental management. The lab component of the course introduces students to a range of spatial analysis and remote sensing techniques.