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Environmental Management

ENVM 1000 - Introductory Environmental Science F (3-2) [0.50]
Students will explore a broad range of environmental issues facing society today with particular focus on Canadian and local agriculture. This course will provide an understanding of the living and non-living factors as well as social and economic constraints involved in correctly identifying and resolving environmental issues. The interdisciplinary approach of environmental science is reinforced with real life case studies designed to challenge students to critically assess alternatives and/or possible solutions.

ENVM 1020 - Introduction to Environmental Microbiology W (2-3) [0.50]
This course will introduce the students to Environmental Microbiology. Topics of discussion will include water and wastewater systems, soils and sediments; as well as the importance of bacteria in disease, nutrition, food and food processing. Students will be introduced to various methods of environmental monitoring such as sampling and testing of public drinking water, how to monitor for cleanliness in food processing facilities as well as water ways used for recreational purposes. Student immunization records are required. See course instructor.

ENVM 1050 - Surveying and GIS F (3-2) [0.50]
This course covers the basic principals of surveying, map reading and production. The student will learn how to read maps, take precise measurements, use basic survey instruments and create maps and site plans. The student will learn the basics of Geographic Information System (GIS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS) and use these tools to organize and store spatial data. The students will use Remote Sensing techniques for a range of applications.

ENVM 1070 - Nutrient Management W (3-2) [0.50]
This course will examine the best management practices associated with nutrient management on farms. Emphasis will be placed on the components and development of a nutrient management plan and the safe utilization of various nutrient sources (fertilizers, manures and biosolids) in agricultural production systems.

ENVM 1090 - Occupational Health and Safety F (3-2) [0.50]
This course explores issues and legal requirements involved in promoting safe communities and work places. Technical, legislative, political, ethical and personal issues are explored. Students will examine and evaluate topics including the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System, Material Safety Data sheets, and the responsibilities of Joint Health and Safety Committees and confined space entry. Hazards to human health resulting from exposure to a variety of physical and chemical hazards found in the workplace will be examined.


ENVM 1100 - Ecology F (3-2) [0.50]
This course is an introduction to the science of ecology - the study of interactions between organisms and their environments. Major topics include adaptation, populations, communities, biodiversity, ecosystems and competition. Students will analyze the effects of climate change and human activities on ecological processes. A detailed analysis of case studies of several environmental problems will be carried out, using ecological principles.

ENVM 1120 - Environmental Monitoring W (2-3) [0.50]
This course will introduce the Environmental Management students to various methods used to measure environment impact. Students will achieve a summary understanding of the various government and municipal agency threshold limits and guidelines of the studied environmental parameters such as water quality, vegetation, terrestrial and social impact analysis. Student immunization records required for this course. See course instructor.

ENVM 1130 - Introduction to Renewable Energy F (3-2) [0.50]
Students will develop a working knowledge of the major renewable sources of energy under development today. The focus will be Ontario, although examples from around the world will be discussed. Students will compare 'green' technologies to traditional energy sources in order to understand the technological, economic and social issues surrounding the growth of each of the renewable energy types.

ENVM 1150 - Water Resource Management W (3-2) [0.50]
This course will focus on the significance of the various elements of the hydrologic cycle (e.g. precipitation, runoff, infiltration, groundwater recharge and discharge, etc.). The student will examine common water quality standards and the most significant quality problems including causes and pathways that contaminants follow to reach surface water and groundwater, with special focus on agricultural impacts. The course will introduce water and wastewater treatment systems.

ENVM 2020 - Environmental Law F (3-2) [0.50]
This course will introduce the student to the Canadian legal process. Topics will include how new laws and regulations are developed, drafted, passed and administered in Ontario and across Canada. The course will focus on environmental legislation at both the federal and provincial levels of government.

ENVM 2050 - Agriculture and Environmental Stewardship F (3-2) [0.50]
This course examines the impact and role of farming in the agro-ecosystem. Lectures and case studies will be used to explore potential pathways of soil degradation and environmental contamination from agriculture, site assessment of environmental risk associated with specific farm operations and the utilization of best management practices for the conservation of soil, water and other natural resources.

ENVM 2060 - Sewage and Wastewater Treatment F (2-3) [0.50]
This course provides the student with the basic design concepts and operational techniques of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment systems. Treatment processes, optimization and testing methodologies as well as auditing and analytical/operational calculations, legal requirements and operator responsibilities will be addressed.

ENVM 2070 - Water Treatment F (2-3) [0.50]
This course provides the student with the basic design concepts and operational techniques of industrial and municipal water treatment systems. Treatment processes for ground and surface water, optimization and testing methodologies as well as auditing and analytical/operational calculations, legal requirements of water taking and operator responsibilities will be addressed.

ENVM 2080 - Industrial Waste Management W (3-2) [0.50]
The course is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the field of industrial waste management. From a regulatory perspective topics include Ontario non hazardous waste Statutes and Regulations. The course explores the various sub-sets within the field of industrial waste management. Topic areas include municipal and industrial recycling and waste minimization programs with emphasis on the development and design of programs that collect wastes generated in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional sectors. Waste minimization, ISO 14001 and Environmental Management Systems methodologies are explored.

ENVM 2090 - Spills Response Planning W (3-2) [0.50]
This course explores both the moral and ethical questions pertaining to the management and abatement of spills reporting, spills remediation and prevention strategies. The course will introduce students to the field of spill response and spill response planning. The current Province of Ontario Spills Legislation will provide the legislative framework for this course. Students will examine the development of industrial contingency and emergency planning.

ENVM 2500 - Integrated Project (Environmental) W (2-3) [0.50]
Students will integrate the skills and knowledge gained in earlier courses in analysing the environmental systems of an industry, municipality, agri-business and/or agricultural enterprise. The students will work in teams to complete a detailed Environmental Management System and create environmental policies and action plans.