Graduate Courses

Ball State's Full Graduate Catalog 

NREM 511 - Water Resources.
Hydrologic cycle and climate as a basis for water resources distribution and management. U.S. and international water resources issues: U.S. water allocation laws, national and international water conflicts, water quality, drinking water and wastewater treatment, surface and ground water hydrology, municipal water resources development. Includes laboratory and field work and a graduate-level research project.

NREM 521 - Soil Resources.
The basic properties of the soil portion of the ecosystem. Prime emphasis on the genesis and resulting chemical and physical characteristics of soils. Includes a graduate-level research project. Prerequisite: CHEM 112, or the equivalent; or permission of the department chairperson.

NREM 524 - Soil Classification and Interpretation.
Soil genesis, morphology, classification, and survey. The relationship between soils information and land use; practical application in the decision-making process. Emphasizes field study of soils and their uses. Not open to students who have credit in NREM 324.

NREM 531 - Energy and Mineral Resources: Issues and Choices.
Appraisal of the problems, prospects, and societal and technical issues surrounding the use of energy and mineral resources. Emphasizes environmental problems and ecoenergetics, consideration of the natural resource base, distribution and production problems, conservation, alternative energy systems, resource policy, and research. Not open to students who have credit in NREM 331.

NREM 547 - Occupational/Industrial Hygiene.
Introduces the principles of assessing and controlling exposures to workplace hazards. Topics include occupational disease; exposure to contaminant gases, dusts, radiation, noise, and biological agents; ergonomic concerns; regulatory requirements; engineering control and personal protection equipment. Not open to students who have credit in NREM 347.

NREM 557 - International Rural Development.
Analysis of rural development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Emphasizes the roles of population, agriculture, history, conflict, technology, international debt, multi-lateral organizations, and political and cultural traditions in development efforts. Interdisciplinary readings and case studies. Not open to students who have credit in NREM 357.

NREM 571 - Outdoor Recreation and Society.
The role of outdoor recreation in modern society. Perspectives ranging from local to global. Examination of the history of growth in outdoor recreation in the United States to the present day, emphasizing issues in both public and private sectors. May require one weekend field trip in addition to regular laboratory periods. Not open to students who have credit in NREM 371.

NREM 587 - Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.
Delineation of solid and hazardous waste management in the United States. Waste reduction, recycling, processing, and disposal methods are discussed. Technical, political, and economic aspects of waste management. Effects of improper disposal on environmental quality. Not open to students who have credit in NREM 387.

NREM 589 - Emergency Response to Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Hazards.
The mode of action of biological, chemical, and nuclear agents, their toxicological effects and treatment. Emergency response to domestic incidents. Incident Command Systems. Selection and proper use of respirators and chemically-protective clothing. Decontamination principles. Not open to students who have credit in NREM 389.

NREM 597 - Special Studies in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.
Special academic study opportunities in the environmental and natural resource sciences. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

NREM 608 - Research Methodologies in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.
Development of concepts and skills for those preparing for graduate research in natural resources and environmental sciences. Introduction to reasearch designs, data-gathering techniques, data analysis, and research planning. Emphasizes interpreting published research and the drafting of a concise research proposal.
Natural Resources and Environmental Management
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