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  • Courses — Environmental Science — Carthage College
    health Data analysis is an integral component of the course and is emphasized in class and laboratory work The laboratory portion of this course will allow students hands on experience with scientific and instrumental techniques typically used in environmental science with which data are analyzed at a variety of temporal and spatial scales For Environmental Science majors this course allows students to generate work that demonstrates their abilities to synthesize and integrate data and information from the biological chemical and geographical sciences This course is often team taught Prerequisite ENV 1600 Spring 2650 Photographing Nature Investigating Biodiversity and Conservation with Digital Media SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Staff This course introduces the student to the use of digital photography to explore plant and animal species and their habitats The course begins with instruction in digital photography and then moves outside where students will focus on organisms learning to photograph them while exploring their biology Photography will be used to engage students in making detailed observations and beginning the process of scientific discovery After learning about species their ecological interactions and conservation students will complete a final project that utilizes visual imagery to educate others about the value of biodiversity ecology and or conservation issues 400 Topics in Environmental Science 1 4 credits 1 4 credits Instructor Staff Specialized topics in environmental science developed by the faculty On occasion the course is team taught Can be considered a SCI or SOC distribution requirement depending on the topic and credit Prerequisite Varies based on topic 4000 Senior Seminar 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Tracy Gartner This is the capstone course for Environmental Science majors During this course seniors complete and present their Senior Thesis work in consultation with faculty in the Environmental Science program Prerequisite Senior Standing Fall 4900 Research in

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  • Requirements — Environmental Science — Carthage College
    and senior years unless they are participating in an off campus program In consultation with an advisor the student selects a plan of study that is both focused and interdisciplinary Four sequences of study from which to choose have been approved for students Changes to the sequences must be approved by the academic advisor and the Environmental Science Oversight Committee Under special circumstances highly motivated students can self design a sequence to best fit their needs Again the academic advisor and the Oversight Committee must approve the plan prior to student s beginning advanced coursework Per the college requirement all Environmental Science majors must complete a Senior Thesis An oral presentation of the Senior Thesis is required as part of the Environmental Science Senior Seminar ENV 4000 Starting with the 2005 2006 catalog Environmental Science majors who are double majoring are required to take ENV 4000 even if they have completed a Senior Seminar in another major Students can choose any one of the following course sequences to fulfill their environmental science major Focus in Conservation and Ecology Core ENV 1600 Introduction to Environmental Science ENV 2610 Case Studies in Environmental Science Statistics Course that meets the Math requirement GEO 2600 Introduction to GIS ECN 3050 Environmental Economics POL 3620 Environmental Politics ENV 4000 Senior Seminar ENV 4980 Field Experience ENV 4990 Senior Thesis Track CHM 1000 Fundamentals of Chemistry BIO 1030 Conservation OR BIO 2200 Ecology BIO 3050 Plant Physiology OR GEO 3800 Soil Science OR BIO 3060 Microbiology OR BIO 4050 Entomology GEO 2450 Biogeography OR GEO 3400 Forest Ecology GEO 3900 Field Methods GEO 3200 Hydrology Elective 3000 Level or Other Approved Topics Course Focus on Environmental Policy Analysis Core ENV 1600 Introduction to Environmental Science ENV 2610 Case Studies in Environmental Science Statistics Course that meets the Math requirement GEO 2600 Introduction to GIS ECN 3050 Environmental Economics POL 3620 Environmental Politics ENV 4000 Senior Seminar ENV 4980 Field Experience ENV 4990 Senior Thesis Track POL 2400 American Government National State and Local POL 3930 Environmental Law SWK 3100 Social Welfare Policy Analysis GEO 3450 Urban Geography OR SOC 3020 Sociological Research I GEO 2100 Human Landscape BIO 1030 Conservation OR BIO 2200 Introductory Ecology Elective 3000 Level or Other Approved Topical Course Focus in Water and Life Core ENV 1600 Introduction to Environmental Science ENV 2610 Case Studies in Environmental Science Statistics Course that meets the Math requirement GEO 2600 Introduction to GIS ECN 3050 Environmental Economics POL 3620 Environmental Politics ENV 4000 Senior Seminar ENV 4980 Field Experience ENV 4990 Senior Thesis Track CHM 1020 General Chemistry II CHM 2070 Organic Chemistry I CHM 3230 Analytical Chemistry GEO 3200 Hydrology GEO 3800 Soil Science OR GEO 2950 Process Geomorphology BIO 3060 Microbiology BIO 3200 Aquatic Ecology Focus on Environmental Data Analysis Core ENV 1600 Introduction to Environmental Science ENV 2610 Case Studies in Environmental Science Statistics Course that meets the Math requirement GEO 2600 Introduction to GIS ECN 3050 Environmental Economics POL 3620 Environmental

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  • Special Programs — Environmental Science — Carthage College
    the business of science by integrating important skills such as written and oral communication graphics and artwork business accounting management and marketing Students get hands on experience and coursework that prepares them for the job market and career advancement J Term J Term is a month long period of study in January in which students take a single course on campus or participate in a study tour in another state or country The Environmental Science Program has offered courses research opportunities and study tours during J Term J Term courses offered by Environmental Science professors include A J Term trip to Costa Rica The Ecology of Belize with Professors Deanna Byrnes and Tracy Gartner in which students travel to Belize to study its climate topography soils forests savannah and more Focusing on Nature Investigating Biodiversity and Conservation with Digital Photography in which students travel to Arizona to study biodiversity as they practice the art of digital photography Tropical Medicine History and Ecology of Nicaragua in which students study ecology and volunteer in rural medical clinics Midstates Math Science Consortium Carthage is a member of the 11 state Midstates Science and Math Consortium giving Carthage students access to facilities at other

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  • Wastewater Treatment Facility — Special Programs — Environmental Science — Carthage College
    their research for the next year If successful their findings could lead to reductions of up to 1 000 000 kWh yr and savings of up to 50 000 yr for the WWTF Historically the WWTF has used large blowers to oxygenate their aeration tanks at a level of 4 5 ppm of dissolved oxygen DO This level of aeration is required to break down filamentous bacteria that can cause bulking problems if left untreated in the tanks However this amount of aeration requires significant input of energy Other treatment plants have been successful at lowering their oxygen demands below 2 0 mg l DO without causing filamentous growth to occur However when the Kenosha WWTF has attempted to operate at a reduced DO the aeration tanks have always been taken over by filamentous organisms In come the environmental scientists at Carthage During the spring semester of 2007 students in an environmental science class ENVS 161 co taught by Profs Tracy Gartner and Joy Mast partnered with the WWTF Their work resulted in a preliminary study report that combined literature and laboratory research to identify potential causes and provide suggestions to eliminate the problem Based on these suggestions the plant altered the chemical ferrous chloride that they use to remove phosphorus from the wastewater to a chemical ferric chloride that uses less oxygen to bind to phosphorus Since the switch the WWTF has not had problems with bulking even though two of their blowers were temporarily off line reducing overall DO in the tanks With this promising start the Kenosha WWTF is assembling and operating a pilot facility in which additional suggestions from the preliminary report can be tested The ultimate goal of this study would be to verify the best modification for Kenosha WWTF to implement in order to

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  • Opportunities — Environmental Science — Carthage College
    through national organizations Learn more Bethany Stoelting 08 cores a tree as part of a group research project in Arizona Read more Off campus courses and trips The Environmental Science Program seeks to allow students to weave interconnecting strands from several disciplines into a major Therefore faculty offer a variety of service oriented classes and January travel opportunities Learn more Internships and employment The Carthage Career Center and Environmental Science Program faculty offer students assistance in finding internships and summer jobs Read tips and learn more Conferences Environmental science students regularly attend research conferences and meetings to present their work and learn from others In Spring 2010 four students attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Montana to present their research In March 2010 two Carthage students won an award for undergraduate research excellence at the American Water Resources Association Meeting They won the award for their poster presentation on establishing a monitoring program for invasive species in Kenosha County Graduate school resources Students are prepared for both graduate study and careers in environmental fields See tips for applying to graduate school and the top 10 Graduate School Myths Volunteer There are several student organizations on campus devoted to

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  • FAQ's — Environmental Science — Carthage College
    you receive current job announcements What track is right for me It depends on your interests Talk with your advisor other students or faculty teaching in the program to learn more about track specific opportunities What are some good environmental books to read Here are some suggestions Intelligent Courage Natural Resource Careers that Make a Difference Fraidenburg Michael E 2007 Krieger Publishing The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference Environmental Careers Organization 2004 Island Press World Changing A User s Guide to the 21st Century Steffen Alex editor 2007 W Abrams New York Contains much useful information about a wide array of environmental topics Waste and Want A Social History of Trash Strasser Susan 1999 Owl Books New York An interesting analysis of what gets thrown away and what that says about our culture Nature s Economy A History of Ecological Ideas Worster Donald 1994 Cambridge University Press New York What it claims a history of the development of ecological ideas Nature s Services Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems Daily Gretchen 1997 Island Press Washington DC Illustrates the importance of nature for meeting many of the basic human needs An attempt to make conservation appealing to different groups The New Economy of Nature A Quest to Make Conservation Profitable Daily Gretchen and Katherine Ellison 2002 Island Press Washington A really wonderful and inspirational book that highlights success stories in conservation Silent Spring Carson Rachel 1962 Houghton Mifflin Company Boston A classic Marks the beginning of the environmental era Ecology Economics and Ethics The Broken Circle Bormann F Herbert and Stephen R Kellert eds 1991 Yale University Press New Haven A series of essays that link three traditionally separate disciplines to address environmental concerns Confessions of an Eco Warrior Foreman Dave 1991 Confessions of an Eco Warrior Crown Trade

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  • News & Events — Environmental Science — Carthage College
    for one of EREN s pilot projects more Undergraduate Research Celebration of Scholars How to make biofuels productively and sustainably Sara Fouts 12 presented Managing Grassland Biofuel Cropping Systems for Plant Diversity and Productivity during Celebration of Scholars more Carthage welcomes Dr Stan Temple Internationally recognized environmental biologist will present the documentary film Green Fire during a special public event on Thursday evening more SURE 2012 SURE program seeks applicants Students are invited to apply now for the 2012 Natural Sciences or Social Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Experience more Alumni Achievement Valerie Bogie 05 takes her degree to the water After graduating with a degree in environmental science and a minor in biology Ms Bogie is holding down her dream job and thousands of people see her doing that job each year more Carthage students attend Midstates Science and Math Consortium Eight Carthage representatives traveled to St Louis Mo for the Midstates Science and Math Consortium Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological Sciences and Psychology Oct 28 30 2011 more REAL RESULTS SURE Poster Session Tuesday Students who participated in the 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience will present their research at a poster session in Hedberg Library on Tuesday Sept 13 The poster session will be held from 11 30 a m to 1 p m more EXPERTS AT CARTHAGE World renowned virologist to speak at Carthage Carthage welcomes back to campus alumnus Dr John Jack Johnson 67 Sept 8 for the first Natural Sciences Colloquium of the 2011 12 academic year more Undergraduate Research From SURE research to certain results Carthage s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience leads to real world success more Undergraduate Research The environmental fate of fragrance chemicals Students begin new study with environmental science professor more Explore summer research opportunities at Research Roundtable March 7 Students interested

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  • Student Voices — Environmental Science — Carthage College
    so many opportunities to connect with professors and other students at Carthage Every one of them has taken the time to get to know me personally Read more Brad Hyland 14 The environmental science student has the opportunity to practice what is taught in the classroom right outside of their door Read more Read student voices featuring graduated students Student Voices Brad Hyland 14 The environmental science student has the

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