Environmental Toxicology (ENTX)


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4000. Undergraduate Research in Environmental Toxicology (V1-3). Prerequisites: 15 hours of biology or chemistry, junior or senior standing, and consent of instructor. Selected research problems according to the needs of the student. May be repeated for credit.

4301. Special Topics in Environmental Toxicology (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Special areas of current interest not commonly included in other undergraduate courses (e.g., wildlife toxicology, pesticides in the environment).

4325. Principles of Toxicology I (3). Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor. First half of two-semester course. Examines foundations of toxicological sciences, covering principles, disposition and half of toxicity mechanisms. (Writing Intensive)

4326. Principles of Toxicology II (3). Prerequisite: ENTX 4325. Second half of two-semester course. Covers remaining toxicity mechanisms, toxic agents and applied toxicology. (Writing Intensive)



6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

6100. Graduate Seminar (1). Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. A participatory seminar where graduate students condense, review, and present research findings on focused topics. Subject matter varies by semester. May be repeated for credit.

6105. Introductory Seminar in Environmental Toxicology (1). Prerequisite: Graduate standing. A tour through the discipline of environmental toxicology focusing on its composition and workings. Demonstrations of laboratory, field, computational, presentation, safety, quality assurance, permitting, and career components.

6115. Environmental Toxicology Seminar (1). Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Seminar on timely topics by experts in environmental toxicology. Required for all environmental toxicology students. May be repeated for credit.

6300. Advanced Topics in Environmental Toxicology (3). Special areas of current interest not generally covered in other courses. Content normally different each time offered. May be repeated for credit.

6312. Biological Threats in the Environment (3). Prerequisite: Undergraduate biological background or consent of instructor. Detailed examination of characteristics, surveillance, and control of naturally-occurring zoonoses and diseases exploitable as biological weapon agents.

6314. Chemical Warfare and Protective Countermeasures (3). Coverage of chemical warfare agents, their protective measures, and technologies. Suitable for science and engineering majors.

6325. Principles of Toxicology I (3). Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the department or consent of instructor. First half of two semester course. Examines the foundations of toxicological sciences. Covers principles, disposition, and first half of toxicity mechanisms.

6326. Principles of Toxicology II (3). Prerequisite: ENTX 6325. Second half of two semester course. Covers remaining mechanisms, toxic agents, and applied toxicology.

6327. Molecular Toxicology (3). Prerequisites: ENTX 6325 and 6326 or consent of instructor. Molecular mechanisms and control of phase I and phase II xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes, oxidative stress, and carcinogenesis. Emphasizes prototypical chemicals with multiple modes of action.

6328. Molecular Methods in the Toxicology Laboratory (3). Theoretical background and hands-on experience with molecular methods to understand and analyze adverse effects of toxicants at the molecular level.

6331. Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (3). Prerequisites: ENTX 6325 and 6326 or consent of instructor. Mechanistic treatment of chemical effects on reproductive and developmental processes and the resulting impacts on reproductive function, fertility, and the developing offspring.

6351. Analytical Toxicology Lecture (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Corequisite: ENTX 6352. Theory of isolation, detection, identification, and quantification of toxic substances and their transformation products in environmental and biological samples.

6352. Analytical Toxicology Laboratory (3). Corequisite: ENTX 6351. Extraction, cleanup, and quantitative analysis of environmental chemicals and their degradates. Reinforces and applies theories taught in ENTX 6351.

6365. Fundamentals of Aquatic Ecotoxicology (3). Prerequisite: Graduate or advanced undergraduate background in biological, chemical, or environmental sciences or consent of instructor. Covers effects of water pollution on aquatic organisms and human health. Subjects include fate and transport in aqueous systems, acute toxicity and toxicity tests, and effects of pollutants on aquatic systems from molecular to global levels.

6367. Advanced Wildlife Toxicology (3). Prerequisites: ENTX 6325 and 6326, 6445, or consent of instructor. Environmental contaminant effects on reproduction, health, and well being of wildlife species and applications to ecological risk assessment.

6371. Procedures and Techniques in Ecological Risk Assessment (3). Designed to provide students with a solid foundation in risk assessment methods. Students will learn how the ecological risk assessment framework developed by the U.S. EPA is used to assess the potential hazards of chemicals.

6385. Statistical Applications in Environmental Toxicology (3). Designed for students who wish to understand the interrelationships of statistical distributions and particular statistical approaches to environmental toxicology data analysis.

6391. Modeling and Simulation in Ecotoxicology (3). Model development, implementation, and simulation applied to ecotoxicology; stressor responses; toxicokinetics; individual organism effects; individual-based models; population, community, and landscape effects; parameter estimation; design and analysis of simulation experiments; and model validation.

6445. Chemical Sources and Fates in Environmental Systems (4). Prerequisite: Organic and analytical or environmental chemistry or consent of instructor. Environmental phenomena and physical properties of chemicals are used to understand processes governing chemical fate in the environment from global to micro scales.



7000. Research (V1-12).



8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12). 

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