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Major Course Descriptions

EHS 225 African/African-American Health Issues. (3) I.  

Cross listed as AFA 225. Provides the student with an understanding of the medical and public health issues relevant to the maintenance of health conditions both in the United States and Africa.  Credit will not be awarded for both EHS 225 and AFA 225.

EHS 230 EHS Diseases and Hazards of Leisure. (3) II.

Provides the student with an understanding of the biological, chemical and physical threats to health and life from the recreational, amusement, travel and tourist environments.

EHS 280 Introduction to Environmental Health Science. (3) A.

Elements of environmental health, including water and waste treatment, air pollution, food sanitation, vector control, solid waste disposal, and general sanitation problems.

EHS 285 EHS Professional Standards. (1) A.

Corequisite: EHS 335. Provides the student with the personal and professional tools to succeed as an environmental health professional. Information related to required professional certifications, ethical demands, and professional standards and practices will be provided.

EHS 290 Seminar in Environmental Health. (2) II. A.

Prerequisite: departmental approval.  Discussion and analysis of literature related to selected current environmental health problems.

EHS 300 Water Supplies and Waste Disposal. (4) I, II.

Prerequisite: EHS 280. Prerequisite/Corequisite: BIO 320 or CLT 209 and CLT 211. Drinking water safety in both individual private systems and larger public systems. Maintenance of raw water quality, water purification, delivery systems, and surveillance. Techniques for collection, treatment, and disposal of sewerage also discussed.

EHS 330 Environmental Control of Disease Vectors. (3) II.

Prerequisite: BIO 121. The identification and control of arthropods, arachnids, rodents, and other vectors of disease. Review of significant vector borne diseases. Safe use of pesticides will also be discussed.

EHS 335 Hazardous and Solid Waste Management. (3) II.

Prerequisites: CHE 111, 111L and EHS 280; or departmental approval. Corequisite:  EHS 285. Nature of toxic and hazardous wastes and methods for their disposal to protect health and the environment and to prevent contamination of groundwater. The environmental health and safety aspects of solid waste collection, treatment and disposal, and regulations governing waste management are also discussed.

EHS 340 Industrial Hygiene. (3) I, II. 

Prerequisites: BIO 121, CHE 111, 111L and EHS 280; or departmental approval. The impact of the workplace on safety and health, and methods for avoiding work‑related illnesses. Emphasis will be on the evaluation and the control of the work environment to protect worker health.

EHS 345 Advanced Industrial Hygiene. (3)  II.

Prerequisite: EHS 340 or departmental approval.

In‑depth discussion of the chemical and physical hazards of the workplace and their evaluation and toprovide hands‑on experience in industrial hygiene sampling and analysis.

EHS 349 Applied Learning in Environmental Health Science. (1‑6) A.

Prerequisite:  departmental approval. Work in placements related to academic studies. One to six hours credit per semester or summer. A minimum of 80 hours work required for academic credit.

EHS 349 A-N Cooperative Study:  Environmental Health Science. (1‑6) A.

Prerequisite:  departmental approval. Work in placements related to academic studies. One to six hours credit per semester or summer. A minimum of 80 hours work required for academic credit.

EHS 355 CBR Terrorism & Environmental Health. (3) II.

This course will provide students with environmental health principles required to protect individuals and communities in times of war, general emergencies and disaster, both natural and human, due to chemical, biological and radioactive threats.

EHS 360 Air Pollution and Health. (4)

A. Prerequisites: CHE 112, 112L and EHS 280; or departmental approval. Health effects of air pollution, including a discussion of the primary sources of airborne pollutants, their transport and transformation, the control of

EHS 370 Risk Assessment and Environmental Epidemiology. (3) I, II.

Prerequisites:  EHS 280 and STA 215; or departmental approval. The use of data to define the health effects of exposed individuals or populations to hazardous materials and situations.

EHS 380 Food Hygiene. (3) I, II.

Prerequisites: EHS 280 or departmental approval.  A study of the health effects of food-borne disease, including an in-depth discussion of the physical, chemical, and biological contaminants that cause an estimated 76 million cases of food-borne illnesses annually in the U.S. An examination of the food processing and food service industry’s failings and efforts to prevent food-borne illness will be the primary focus.

EHS 390 EHS Special Problems in Environmental Health. (1-4) A.

Prerequisite:  departmental approval. For independent work, or special workshops, or special topics as they relate to environmental health issues and problems. May be retaken for maximum of eight hours.

EHS 395 Environmental Problem Analysis.  (3) II.

Prerequisites: EHS 335, 340, and MAT 107 or 109; or departmental approval. Application of the student’s knowledge gained from technical course work to analyze environmental problems. Emphasis is on logically solving environmental health issues that the student can expect when working in the field.

EHS 425 Environmental Health Program Planning. (3) A.

Prerequisites: EHS 280 and 335. Administration, planning, implementation, and evaluation of environmental health programs. Discussion of resources and promotional techniques, and the role of the environmental health specialist dealing with community, state, and regional agencies.

EHS 440 Environmental and Industrial Toxicology. (3) II.

Prerequisites: CHE 112, 112L and EHS 280; or departmental approval. Health effects and nature of toxic substances with discussion of dose‑response relationships, latency, target organs, and potential exposures in the environment.

EHS 460 Housing and Institutional Environments. (3) A.

Prerequisite: EHS 280 or departmental approval. Corequisite: EHS 485.  Discusses the requirements for healthful housing means of attaining and maintaining these requirements.  Reviews environmental health concerns relating to day‑care centers, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and prisons. Describes surveillance, evaluative, and corrective methods.

EHS 463 Field Experience in Environmental Health. (6) A.

Prerequisites: EHS 300, 335, 380, and departmental approval. Supervised and directed field experience in local, state, regional environmental health agencies, or with appropriate industries. Eight to twelve weeks full‑time required depending on work place.

EHS 485 EHS Professional Practice Seminar. (1) A.

Prerequisite: 90 hours. Corequisite:  EHS 460. Provides the graduating student a certification and licensure review for their required state and national exams. The student will also be taught how to develop professional success strategies and long range career plans.

EHS 498 Independent Study in Environmental Health. (1‑3) A.

Prerequisite:  student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department coordinator prior to enrollment. Opportunity for individual work on an environmental health research problem in a supervised situation.

EHS 510 Radiological Health (3) A.

Provides the student with the principles of health effects from ionizing radiation, including radiation sources, detection, measurement, control, and safety devices. Student will be able to identify, evaluate and control radiation in the work environment; implement a radiation monitoring program; establish emergency plans for actions to be taken in event of radiological accident; develop risk assessment and communication program. Credit will not be awarded for both EHS 510 and 410 air pollution, state and national standards

Support Course Descriptions

AGR215   Principles of Soils. (3) I, II. Prerequisites: CHE101/107 or CHE105/107 or CHE111/115. Soil origin, classification and properties, soil conservation, soil microorganisms, organic matter, soil water, soil minerals, lime and commercial fertilizers, soil erosion, soil management.

BIO121   Principles of Biology. (4) I, II. The study of life and its processes: cellular structure and function; reproduction and development; genetics, evolution and ecological principles. A course designed for biology majors. 3 Lec/ 2 Lab. Gen. Ed. Blk IVA

BIO301    Human Physiology. (3) I, II. Functions of human life processes at the cellular, tissue and organ system levels of organization with emphasis on homeostatic mechanisms will be considered in thsi course. May not be used to satisfy area, major or minor requirements. Gen. Ed. Blk VII (ns)

BIO320    Principles of Microbiology (4) I, II. Prerequisites: BIO121 and CHE112, 116 or departmental approval.A study of bacteria and other microorganisms, their morphology, development and function; techniques of isolation, cultivation and identification; physiology, nutrition, and genetics; role of microbes, in medicine, agriculture, and industry. 2 Lec/4 Lab. (CLT209 and 211 will also be accepted in place of BIO320)

CHE111    General Chemistry I. (3) I, II. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHE115 and ACT math score of 22+ or SAT math score of 530+ or MAT 107 with a grade of "C" or better or departmental approval. Principles of atomic and molecular structure and reactivity, stoichiometry, states of matter. Prepares students for further studies in chemistry. One year of high school chemistry is recommended. A withdrawal from CHE111 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE115. Gen. Ed. VII or IVB with CHE115

CHE112    General Chemistry II. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: CHE 111 and 115 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHE116 or CHE116H with a grade of "C" or better. Continuation of CHE111. Kinetics and equilibrium, solution chemistry, energy changes in chemical reactions, descriptive inorganic chemistry. Prepares students for further studies in chemistry. A withdrawal from CHE112 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE116 or CHE116H. Gen. Ed. VII or IVB with CHE116 or CHE116H

CHE115    General Chemistry Lab I. (1) I, II. Prerequisites or co-requisite: CHE111. Laboratory component of CHE111.Basic laboratory techniques, methods of separation, types of chemical reactions, solution preparation and standardization, titrations, molecular modeling, qualitative analysis, gasees, virtual labs on computer. 3 Lab. Gen. Ed. IVB with CHE111

CHE116    General Chemistry Lab II. (1) I, II. Prerequisites: CHE111 and 115 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better. Prerequisiste or co-requisite: CHE112 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.Laboratory component of CHE112. Kinetics, equilibrium, UV-VIS spectroscopy, introductory qualitative and quantitative analysis, electrochemistry, virtual labs on computer. 3 Lab. Gen. Ed. IVB with CHE112

CHE361    Organic Chemistry I. (3) I, II. Prerequisites: CHE112 with a "C" or better. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHE366. Bonding; structure; reaction theory; aliphatic hydrocarbons; functional groups; sterochemistry; aromatic hydrocarbons; spectroscopy; substitution and elimination reactions. A withdrawal from CHE361 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE 366.

CHE366    Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. (1) I, II. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: CHE361.Experimental work to illustrate principles of organic chemistry. Basic techniques and selected syntheses. 3 Lab.

GEO 353     Geographic Information Systems (3) A. Introduction to GIS principles, methods, operations, mapping, and applications. Topics include introuction to cartography, spatial data, databases, GIS analysis, models, site suitability, environmental and social applications, and more. Hands on emphasis using Arcview and ArcGis. 2 Lec/2Lab.

STA215    Introduction to Statistical Reasonings. (3) I, II. Prerequisites: completion of all University developmental requirements. Introduction to descriptive statistics, normal distributions, linear correlation and regression, sampling, experiments, chance phenomna, one-and two-sample estimation and hypothesis testing, chi-square tests, analysis and variance, software analysis packages. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for CRJ400 or ECO220 or EPY842 or HEA450 or PSY291 or QMB200 or STA270. Gen. Ed. Blk VII. (the courses underlined in blue will also fill the support requirement for STA215)

MAT107    College Algebra (3) I, II. Prerequisite: MAT098 with a minimum grade of "C-" or a minimum score of 22 on the mathematics portion of the ACT or a passing score on the EKU MAT 107 prerequisite skills test. Real and complex numbers, integer and rational exponents, polynomial and rational equations and inequalities, graphs of functions and relations, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, matrices. Use of graphing calculators. 3 Lec. (1 Lab when taught in large lecture sections.) Gen. Ed. Blk II

PHY131   College Physics I. (5) I, II. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MAT107 or a minimum score of 20 on the mathematics portion of the ACT or departmental approval.Fundamental ideas of mechanics, heat, and sound. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for PHY201. 4 Lec./3 Lab. Gen. Ed. Blk IVb

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