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    Jan 16, 2022  
American University Catalog 2017-2018 
    
American University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENVS-475 Environmental Toxicology (3)


This course combines elements of many scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, environmental science, and risk assessment. It is the study of the effects of toxic substances on environmental systems and in living organisms including humans. In this course students gain an understanding of the sources of environmental contaminants; examine toxicological methods to assess the fate and effects of environmental chemicals on organisms and the environment; and explore toxic substances of current and emerging concern. The fundamental concepts are reinforced by discussions and projects that draw upon case studies and the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Crosslist: ENVS-675 . Usually Offered: alternate springs. Prerequisite: BIO-110  or CHEM-110 , ENVS-260 , and a minimum of 60 credits.