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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    SYLLABUS

    Four Years Bachelor of Science DegreeIn

    Environmental Science and TechnologySession: 2012-2013

    (Academic Year: 2012-13; 13-14; 14-15; 15-16)

    Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

    Department of Environmental Science and Technology

    Jessore Science and Technology University

    Jessore-7408, Bangladesh

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    Credits Outline for

    Bachelor of Science DegreeIn

    Environmental Science and TechnologyJessore Science and Technology University

    With effect from 2012-2013 Academic Session

    Department of Environmental Science and Technology

    Jessore Science and Technology University

    Jessore-7408, Bangladesh

    Year Semester Total Credit

    First Year First Semester 20.5

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    Second Semester 21.5

    Second Year First Semester 20.5

    Second Semester 20.5

    Third Year First Semester 21.5

    Second Semester 19.5Fourth Year First Semester 21

    Second Semester 15

    Total 160

    The distribution of marks will be as follows:

    Course Theoretical/Report &performances

    Quiz/ Viva/Class Test

    VivaVoceConductedCentrally

    Classattendance

    Totalmarks

    Credits

    Theoretical

    72 20 08 100 3.0/2.0

    Sessional 60 30 10 100 1.0Undergra

    duate Thesis100 3.0

    Fieldworks

    100 1.0

    Viva Voce 100 1.0N.B. A student must register for the total credits prescribed. He/she must register for the prescribed Sessional

    courses in the respective term within the allowed credit hours.

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    Syllabus forB.Sc. in Environmental Science and Technology

    FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

    Course No Course Title Credit

    TheoryESHM 1101 Introduction to Environmental

    Science and Technology3.0

    ESHM 1103 Earth Science I 3.0ESHM 1105 Biological Environment 3.0ESHM 1107 Chemistry I 3.0ESHM 1109 Mathematics I 3.0

    ESHM 1111 Communicative English 2.0Total 17

    SessionalESHM 1104 Earth Science I Sessional 1.0ESHM 1106 Biological Environment

    Sessional1.0

    ESHM 1108 Chemistry I Sessional 1.0ESHM 1120 Semester Final Viva 0.5

    3.5

    GrandTotal

    20.5

    FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

    CourseNo

    Course Title Credit

    TheoryEST1201

    Environmental Pollution 3.0

    EST

    1203

    Physical Environment 3.0

    EST1205

    Environmental Sociology 2.0

    EST1207

    Chemistry II 3.0

    EST1209

    Mathematics II 3.0

    EST1211

    Environmental Physics 2.0

    EST1213

    Introduction to computerapplication

    3.0

    Total: 19

    SessionalEST Physical Environment Sessional 1.0

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    1202 ( field trip)EST

    1208Chemistry II Sessional 1.0

    EST1220

    Semester Final Viva 0.5

    Total: 2.5Grand

    Total21.5

    SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

    Course No Course Title Credit

    Theory

    EST 2101 Ecology 3.0EST 2103 Earth Science II 3.0EST 2105 Public Health and Environment 2.0EST 2107 Environmental Chemistry 3.0EST 2109 Environmental Economics 2.0EST 2111 Meteorology 2.0EST 2113 Statistics 3.0

    Total: 18.0Sessional

    EST 2108 Environmental ChemistrySessional

    1.0

    EST 2112 Meteorology Sessional 1.0EST 2120 Semester Final Viva 0.5

    Total 2.5Grand

    Total20.5

    SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

    Course No Course Title Cred

    itTheory

    EST 2201 Agriculture and Environment 3.0EST 2203 Environmental Hydrology 3.0EST 2205 Soil Environment 3.0EST 2207 Environmental Bio-Chemistry

    and Toxicology3.0

    EST 2209 Water and Waste WaterTreatment

    2.0

    EST 2211 Biodiversity and Conservation 2.0Total: 16.0

    SessionalEST 2202 Agriculture and Environment 1.0

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    SessionalEST 2206 Soil Environment Sessional 1.0EST 2208 Environmental Bio-Chemistry

    and Toxicology Sessional1.0

    EST 2212 Biodiversity and Conservation

    Sessional (Field Trip)

    1.0

    EST 2220 Semester Final Viva 0.5Total 4.5

    GrandTotal

    20.5

    THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

    Course No Course Title Credit

    TheoryEST 3101 Energy and Environment 3.0EST 3103 Environmental Microbiology 3.0EST 3105 Epidemiology 2.0EST 3107 Coastal Environment and Flood

    plain Management3.0

    EST 3109 GIS and Remote Sensing 3.0EST 3111 Gender and Environment 2.0

    EST 3113 Environment. Health & Safety 2.0Total: 18.0Sessional

    EST 3104 Environmental MicrobiologySessional

    1.0

    EST 3106 Epidemiology Sessional 1.0EST 3110 GIS and Remote Sensing

    Sessional1.0

    EST 3120 Semester Final Viva 0.5Total: 3.5

    Grandtotal

    21.5

    THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

    Course No Course Title Credit

    TheoryEST 3201 Ecotourism 3.0EST 3203 Urbanization and Environment 3.0

    EST 3205 Environmental Hazards andDisaster Management 3.0

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    EST 3207 Environmental ImpactAssessment

    3.0

    EST 3209 Eco-toxicology 3.0EST 3211 Environmental Bio- technology 2.0

    Total: 17.0

    SessionalEST 3208 Environmental ImpactAssessment Sessional ( fieldtrip)

    1.0

    EST 3210 Eco-toxicology Sessional 1.0EST 3220 Semester Final Viva 0.5

    Total 2.5Grand

    Total19.5

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

    Course No Course Title Credit

    TheoryEST 4101 Waste Management 3.0EST 4103 Water supply, Health and

    Sanitation3.0

    EST 4105 Environmental Ethics, Protocolsand Laws

    3.0

    EST 4107 Instrumental Analysis 3.0EST 4109 Research Methodology 3.0EST 4111 Environmental Modeling 3.0

    Total: 18.0

    SessionalEST 4102 Waste management Sessional 1.0EST 4108 Instrumental Analysis Sessional 1.0EST 4112 Environmental Modeling

    Sessional1.0

    Total 3.0Grand

    Total21.0

    FOURTH YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

    Course No Course Title CreditTheory

    EST 4201 Environmental ManagementSystem

    3.0

    EST 4203 Integrated Water ResourceManagement

    3.0

    EST 4205 Industrial Pollution andManagement

    3.0

    EST 4207 Climate process and Change 3.0

    Total: 12.0

    EST 4200 Project work 3.0

    GrandTotal

    15.0

    Optional Course

    Course No Course Title CreditTheory

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    EST 4209 Seminar on Environmental Science 3.0EST 4211 Seminar on Environmental

    Technology2.0

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    FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER................................................4

    FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER............................................4

    SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER............................................5

    SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER........................................5

    THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER...............................................6

    THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER...........................................6

    FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER............................................8

    FOURTH YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER........................................8

    Optional Course....................................................................8

    FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER .............................................13

    EST 1101: Introduction to Environmental science and Technology13

    EST 1103: Earth Science I...........................................................14

    EST 1105: Biological Environment...............................................15

    EST 1107 Chemistry I.................................................................16

    EST 1109: Mathematics I............................................................17

    EST 1111: Communicative English..............................................18

    EST 1104: Earth Science I Sessional ..........................................19

    EST 1106: Biological Environment SessionaL ..............................19

    EST 1108: Chemistry I Sessional.................................................20

    FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER .........................................21

    EST 1201: Environmental Pollution.............................................21

    EST 1203: Physical Environment.................................................22

    EST 1205: Environmental Sociology............................................23

    EST 1207 Chemistry II................................................................24

    EST 1209: Mathematics II...........................................................26

    EST 1211: Environmental Physics...............................................27

    EST 1213: Introduction to Computer Application .........................28

    EST 1202: Physical Environment Sessional (field trip) .................29

    EST 1208: Chemistry II Sesssionl ...............................................29

    SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER..........................................30

    EST 2101: Ecology.....................................................................30

    EST 2103: Earth Science II..........................................................31

    EST 2105: Public Health and Environment ..................................32

    EST 2107: Environmental Chemistry ..........................................33

    EST 2109: Environmental Economics ..........................................34

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    EST 2111: Meteorology..............................................................35

    EST 2113: Statistics...................................................................36

    EST 2108: Environmental Chemistry Sessional............................37

    EST 2212: Meteorology Sessional...............................................37

    SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER .....................................38

    EST 2201: Agriculture and Environment......................................38

    EST 2203: Environmental Hydrology ..........................................39

    EST 2205: Soil Environment........................................................41

    EST 2207: Environmental Bio-chemistry and toxicology...............42

    EST 2209: Water and Waste Water Treatment.............................43

    EST 2211: Biodiversity and Conservation....................................44

    EST 2202: Agriculture and Environment Sessional ......................45

    EST 2202: Soil Environment Sessional ........................................45

    EST 2208: Environmental Bio-chemistry and toxicology Sessional45

    EST 2212: Biodiversity and Conservation Sessional (field trip) . . .45

    THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER ............................................46

    EST 3101: Energy and Environment ...........................................46

    EST 3103 Environmental Microbiology........................................47

    EST 3105: Epidemiology.............................................................48

    EST 3107: Coastal Environment and Flood plain Management .....49

    EST 3109: GIS and Remote Sensing ............................................50

    EST 3111: Gender and Environment............................................51

    EST 3113: Environment, Health and Safety.................................52

    EST 3104: Environmental Microbiology Sessional ........................54

    EST 3106: Epidemiology Sessional..............................................54

    EST 3110: GIS & Remote Sensing Sessional.................................54

    THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER..........................................55

    EST 3201: Ecotourism................................................................55EST 3203: Urbanization and Environment....................................56

    EST 3205: Environmental hazards and disaster management.......57

    EST 3207: Environmental Impact Assessment .............................58

    EST 3209: Eco-toxicology...........................................................59

    EST 3211: Environmental Biotechnology.....................................60

    EST 3208: Environmental Impact Assessment Sessional (field trip).....................................................................................................61

    EST 3210: Eco-toxicology Sessional............................................61

    FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER.........................................62

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    EST 4101: Waste Management...................................................62

    EST 4103: Water Supply, Health and Sanitation ..........................63

    EST 4105: Environmental Ethics, protocols and Laws...................64

    EST 4107: Instrumental Analysis ................................................65

    EST 4109 Research Methodology................................................66

    EST 4111: Environmental Modeling ............................................67

    EST 4102: Waste management Sessional....................................67

    EST 4108: Instrumental Analysis Sessional..................................67

    EST 4112: Environmental Modeling Sessional..............................67

    FOURTH YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER......................................68

    EST 4201: Environmental Management System..........................68

    EST 4203: Integrated Water Resource Management....................69

    EST 4205: Industrial Pollution and Management..........................70

    EST 4207: Climate Process and Change ......................................71

    EST 4200: Project Work ............................................................71

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    FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

    EST 1101: Introduction to Environmental science and TechnologyCourse Number: EST 1101Course Title: Introduction to Environmental Science and technologyCredit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Historical and philosophical perspective of and definition ofEnvironment and Environmental Science: The Earth Charter; The distinctionof Environmental Science with other science subjects; the scope and importanceof environmental science and environmental scientist in the Twenty first century;relation between environmental science and technology2. Views on nature and the environmental attitudes/ethics: A brief outline

    on Societal Environmental Ethics; Corporate Environmental Ethics;Environmental Justice; Individual Environmental Ethics and Global EnvironmentalEthics.3. Classical theories of Environmental Science: An Essay on the Principle ofPopulation; On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; TheSociology of Nature; The Tragedy of Commons; The Strategy of Ecosystemdevelopment; The historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis; Gaia etc.4. The Guiding Concepts on Environment: the Uniqueness of Earth; itssurface processes; the land use and its cumulative affect etc.5. The spheres of the earth: lithosphere; atmosphere; hydrosphere andbiosphere) and their nature; organization and relationship (with emphasis oninteraction between the physical environment and organisms

    6. The Environmental Issues: Global Environmental Issues (Global warming;Climate Change; Ozone Depletion etc); Regional Environmental Issues (AcidRain; Ground and Surface Water Contamination and Pollution; WaterManagement etc); Local Environmental Issues-Case studies (such as oil pollution;radiation pollution etc) and the reaction of environmental scientist with regard toenvironmental issues.7. Principles and application of Environmental Technology: mass balance;conservation; energy; application of environmental technology for pollutionmanagement

    Recommended References:

    Enger ED and Smith BF (1995) Environmental Science a study ofinterrelationship; WmC Brown Publisher Jackson ARW and Jacson JM (1996) Environmental Science, Longman

    Keller EA (1985) Environmental Geology, CBS Publishers, Delhi

    Pickering KT and Owen LA (1997) An Introduction to Global EnvironmentalIssues, Routledge Nelissen, N; Straaten, van der Jan and Klinkers (eds) (1997) Classics inEnvironmental Studies An Overview of Classic Texts in Environmental Studies,Utrecht International Books Ison, S; Peake, S and Wall, S (2002) Environmental Issues and Politics, PrenticeHall.

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    EST 1103: Earth Science I

    Course Number: EST 1103Course Title: Earth Science I

    Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction: Physical environment; internal and surface process; definition;the significance of physical environment as life support system; the solar system;Origin of the Universe; Earth in comparison to other planets in the Solar system;the uniqueness of Earth.2. The Earths interior: structure; dimensions of earth; Earths internalstructure; Rock deformation (stress and strain); geologic structures (folds; faultsand joints); seismic waves; velocity variations within the earth; isostasy; gravitymeasurement; Earths magnetic field;3. Minerals: definition; classification; physical and chemical properties; majorrock-forming minerals; classification of silicates; minerals of environmental

    significance (such as clay minerals etc.4. Rocks: definition; classification; occurrence; formation; mineralogical andchemical composition of major rock types such as Igneous; Metamorphic andSedimentary rocks; Rock Cycle and its environmental significance.5. The Theory of Plate Tectonics: Plate Tectonics; Forerunners of moderntectonic thoughts; the Theory of Continental Drift; Sea-floor spreading;Paleomagnetism; the Plate Tectonics Synthesis Mechanisms of Plate Movement;

    The Quaternary Plate Movements and its environmental significance6. Earthquakes: Definition; causes of earth quakes; seismic waves; locating andmeasuring effects of earth quakes; earth quakes motion; earth quakes prediction7. Volcanism and volcanoes: Debris and lava flow; living with volcanoes;extrusive rocks and gases; extrusive rocks; types of volcanoes; lava floods;submarine eruptions8. Geological Time: concept and principles: Concept (of time and space) andevolution; interpreting the sedimentary rock records; The Law ofUniformiterianism; The Law of Fossil Succession; Development of Geological

    Time Scale; Measuring geological time; description of major time and rock units(with emphasis on the Cenozoic Era).

    Recommended References:

    James S. Monroe & Reed Wicander. 2006, The changing earth exploringgeology and evolution 4th edition, Books/Cole Cengage Learning Thomson and Turk , Introduction of Physical Geology ( chapter 1 & 5)

    Plummer C.C., Carlson D.H. and Mc Geary. 200, Physical Geology, 11th Edition,McGraw Hill ( chapter 2,3,4, 6, 7 &8) Davidson, Reed and Davis, 1997, Exploring Earth: An Introduction to PhysicalGeology, Prentice Hall, USA. ( chapter 2 & 5)

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    EST 1105: Biological Environment

    Course Number: EST 1105Course Title: Biological Environment

    Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Perspectives on Biology:The Basic Organizations of Living Forms;Hierarchy of life; Evolution; Taxonomy; Interaction of living things with theEnvironment; Brief history of life.2. The Substances of life: Basic organic chemical structure; Chemical bonding;Acid-base reaction; Physico-chemical interactions; Composition of living things.3. The cell: the common Denominator of living things; Prokaryotes andeukaryotes; the biological membrane; Membrane transport; Eukaryotic cellstructure and function; Cell Reproduction.4. Energy and Metabolism: Bioenergetics; Elementary and enzyme kinetics;Biochemical pathway.

    5. Genetics: Heredity; Molecular biology; genetic variation.6. The Plants: Plant diversity and classification; structure and physiology ofAngiosperms;7. The animals: Animal diversity and classification; Reproductive strategies;8. Microbial groups: Microbial diversity and taxonomy; Diversity of Microbialactivity,

    Recommended References:

    David A. Vaccari; Peter F. Strom; James E. Alleman, 2005 EnvironmentalBiology for Engineers and Scientists, Jhon wiley and sons publisher.

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    EST 1107 Chemistry I

    Course Number: EST 1107

    Course Title: Chemistry ICredit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Atoms, ions and molecules: The molecular theory of matter; the discoveryof molecular structure; the modern view of atomic structure; atomic weights; theperiodic table; molecules and molecular compounds; ion and ionic compound;naming inorganic and organic compounds2. Chemical equations and reactions/ Stoichiometry: Chemical equations;some simple patterns of equations; formula weight; Avogadros number and themole;3. Reactions in aqueous solution: general properties of aqueous solutions;precipitation reactions: acids, bases; and neutralization reactions; oxidation-

    reduction reactions; concentrations of solutions; solution stoichiometry andchemical analysis4. Thermo chemistry: The nature of energy; the first law of thermodynamics;enthalpy; enthalpy of reactions; caloromeitry; Hesss law; enthalpies of formation;food and fuels5. Gases: Characteristics of gases; pressure; the gas laws; the ideal gasequation; further applications of the ideal gas equation; gas mixtures and partialpressure; the kinetic-molecular theory of gases; molecular effusion and diffusion;real gases: deviations from ideal behavior6. Liquid and intermolecular forces: A molecular comparison of gases; liquidsand solids; intermolecular forces; select properties of liquids; phase change;

    vapor pressure; phase diagram; liquid crystals7. Solid and modern materials: classification of solids; structure of solids;metallic solids; metallic bonding; ionic solids; molecular solids; covalent networksolids; polymeric solids; nano-materials8. Properties of Solution: the solution process; saturated solutions andsolubility; factors affecting solubility; expressing solution concentrations;Colligative properties; Colloids and crystalloid

    Recommended references

    Brown; Lemay, Bursten, Murphy & Woodward, (2012) Chemistry: thecentral science, 12th edition, Prentice Hall, USA. Raymond Chang, 2010, Chemistry; 10th edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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    EST 1109: Mathematics I

    Course Number: EST 1109Course Title: Mathematics I

    Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Differential Calculus: Limit; Continuity and differentiability; n-th derivativesof standard functions; Leibnitz theorem; Rolles theorem; Mean value theorem;Expansion in finite and infinite forms; Indeterminate form; Partial differentiation;Eulers theorem; Tangent and Normal Subtangent and subnormal in partial andpolar co-ordinates; Maxima and minima of functions of single variables.Curvature.2. Integral Calculus: Integration by parts. Standard integrals. Integration bythe method of successive reduction. Definite integrals. Improper integrals. Betafunction. Gama function. Multiple integrals. Area; Volume of solids of revolution3. Matrices: Definition of matrix; Algebra of matrices; Multiplication of matrices;

    Transpose of a matrix and inverse of matrix; Rank and elementarytransformation of matrices; Solution of linear equations; Linear dependence andindependence of vector; Quadratic forms; Matrix polynomials; Determination ofcharacteristic roots and vectors; Null space and nullity of matrix; Characteristicsubspace of matrix.

    Books Recommended:

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    EST 1111: Communicative English

    Course Number: EST 1111

    Course Title: Communicative EnglishCredit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Reading Comprehension2. Vocabulary building3. Prcis/summarizing4. Development of writing skill5. Paragraph development6. Report writing7. Letter writing ( formal/informal)8. Basic grammar

    Recommended Books:

    Advancing language skills-Clive Tailor.

    The Oxford Guide to writing and speaking-John Seely.

    Report writing in business-T.J. Bently

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    EST 1104: Earth Science I Sessional

    (Credit: 1.0)1. Maps and map reading- Topographic maps and topographic features;

    symbols for topographic map reading; Enlargement and reduction of maps; mapprojection: longitude and latitude2. Representation of geographic data: cartographic methods; Interpretationof physical environment from a map.3. Identification of major rocks and minerals: Identification of majorsedimentary; igneous and metamorphic rocks in hand specimen.

    Recommended references

    Lindholm RC (1987) A Practical Approach to Sedimentology. Allen and Unwin,London Carver RE (1971) Procedures in Sedimentary Petrology. Wiley Interscience

    EST 1106: Biological Environment SessionaL

    (Credit: 1.0)

    1. Field survey on Environmental Biology.2. Collection and methods of study of biological specimens3. Identification and characterization of 15 Phytoplankton and 10 Zooplankton.4. Study of plant population by Quadrate method.5. Study of ecosystem composition in JSTU Campus and surrounding areas.6. Ecological survey of plant and animal population e.g. phytoplankton and

    zooplankton.7. Preparation of Field and laboratory note book.

    Recommended references

    Sharma OP (1980) A manual of Practical Botany. Pragoti Prakashana, Meerut,India Gosner KL : Guide to Identification of Marine and Estuarine Invertebrates

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    EST 1108: Chemistry I Sessional

    (Credit: 1.0)

    1. Introduction: Laboratory protocol; code of conduct; laboratory wears; safetyrules; laboratory waste disposals; laboratory log book; acquaintance withcommon laboratory glassware and apparatus; characteristics of corrosive;hazardous and flammable liquids; primary and secondary standard substances;minimization of parallax; operational and personal errors; representative data;laboratory data interpretation; dimensional analysis (factor-label method);calculation of equivalent weights of oxidizing agents; mass percentage;theoretical and percentage yield; calculation of strengths of standard solution;percentage of error calculation.2. Preparation of Solutions: Preparation of normal and molar solution ofcommon acid and bases; preparation of normal solution of oxidizing andreducing reagents (e.g. potassium dichromate; sodium thio-sulfate; ferrous

    ammonium sulfate); preparation of dilute solutions; series dilution and strengthscalculation of primary standard substances.3. Lab work:Acid-Base Reaction: Standardization of base against standardize acid;Standardization of acid against standardize base.Oxidation-Reduction Reaction: Determination of ferrous iron; ferric iron and totaliron by oxidation with standard potassium dichromate solution.

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    FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

    EST 1201: Environmental Pollution

    Course Number:EST 1201Course Title: Environmental PollutionCredit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction to Environmental Pollution: Science and Pollution; GlobalPerspective of the Environment; Pollution and Population Pressures; Overview ofEnvironmental Characterization: Soil and the Subsurface; Water and Air2. Characterization of the Environment: Physical-Chemical Characteristics ofSoils and the Subsurface; water; and atmosphere; Biotic Characteristics of theEnvironment3. Processes Affecting Contaminant Transport and Fate: Chemical

    Processes Affecting Contaminant Transport and Fate; Chemical ProcessesAffecting Contaminant Transport and Fate; Biological Processes AffectingContaminant Transport and Fate4. Contaminants: Physical contaminants; Chemical Contaminants; MicrobialContaminants5. Soil and Land Pollution: Surface Mining; Deforestation; Soil AciditySalinity; Soil Erosion; Agricultural Activities; Animal Wastes; Industrial Wastes;Invasive Species6. Water Pollution: Groundwater Pollution; Point and diffuse SourceContamination; Sources of Surface Water Pollution; Metals as Surface WaterContaminants; Nutrients and Eutrophication of Surface Waters; OrganicCompounds in Water; Enteric Pathogens as Surface Water Contaminants; Total

    Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs); Quantification of Surface Water Pollution7. Atmospheric Pollution: Sources of Indoor Air Pollutants; Factors InfluencingExposure to Indoor Air Pollution; Air Pollution Concepts; Sources; Types; andEffects of Air Pollution; Weather and Pollutants8. Sensory Pollutants: Sources; effects and controlling of Heat Islands;Sources; effects and controlling of Light Pollution; Noise Pollution; The Physics ofSound; How We Hear Noise; Sources; effects and controlling of Noise; Odor as aSensory Pollutant; Sources of Odor; Electromagnetic Fields and RadiofrequencyRadiation

    Recommended references

    Ian L. Pepper; Charles P. Gerba and Mark L. Brusseau (editors); 2006.Environmental and pollution science, 2nd ed. 2006), Elsevier Inc Stanley E. Manahan.1997. Environmental Science and Technology. LewisPublishers, NewYork.

    Trivedi PR and Raj G (1992) Noise Pollution. Akashdeep Pub, New Delhi

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    EST 1203: Physical Environment

    Course Number: EST 1203Course Title: Physical Environment-IICredit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction to physical environment of the subcontinent:physiographic divisions, hydrology; climate; mountains; glaciers; waterfall;rivers and river basins such as the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna; origin ofthe Himalayan and Gangetic flood plains.2. Major tectonic features of the subcontinent: the origin of

    Himalayas and the Gangetic Flood plains; the contribution ofphysiographic to the environment3. The worlds major sedimentary basins: Brief discussion of theworlds major sedimentary basins such as the Amazon; the Congo; theMississippi; the Orinoco etc and a comparative study focusing on theirphysical environment.4. Geo-environment of Bangladesh (Bengal Basin): Generalintroductory remarks - area; population; physiography; hydrology; climateand vegetation; Major structural elements of Bengal basin; Generalstratighraphy and paleogeography of Bengal basin.

    Recommended books

    Reimann KU (1993) Geology of Bangladesh. Gebrder Borntraeger; Berlin

    Khan FH (1991) Geology of Bangladesh. Wiley Eastern; New Delhi

    Rashid Haider (1991) Geography of Bangladesh. Univ Press Ltd, Dhaka

    Rogers JJW and Feiss PG (1998) People and the Earth basin issues in thesustainability of resources and environment. CUP

    Krishnan MS (1982) Geology of India and Burma. CBS Pub and Distributors,India

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    EST 1205: Environmental Sociology

    Course Number: EST 1205Course Title: Environmental Sociology

    Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Nature and scope of sociology: Development of sociology as a science;Relation of sociology with other disciplines; Importance of sociology fromenvironmental science point of view; Society; Community; Group; Association;Institution; Culture and Civilization2. Social Structure: Concept; views and elements of social structure; Socialstratification and its different forms; Social mobility; Social Institutions; itsCharacteristics and role of Social institutions and Social Change: Concept;sources and consequences of social change; Major theories of social change;Urban ecology3. Culture and Civilization: Social Problems Meaning and nature of social

    problem; Major social problems in the context of Bangladesh - Populationexplosion; Poverty; Slum; Beggary; Woman torture and Dowry.4. Environment and Social Ecology: Population and ecology; Contemporarymajor environmental issues-Industrialization; Urbanization; Land Use andAgriculture; Energy Consumption5. Social Control: Definition and types of social control; Agencies of Socialcontrol6. Environmental Awareness: Environmental awareness and its implicationsneed for Environmental awareness; Awareness creation as a tool for disastermanagement; Environmental awareness creation and disaster management7. Informal Environmental Education: Awareness Development: Individualand Public; Social Mobilization and Leadership; Children and Gender in InformalEnvironmental Education; Coordination and Information Management8. Environmental Education Movement: Organizational Development inNational and International level; Youth in Action; Environmental Education andEconomics; Environmental Education and Politics; Role of Govt. and NGOs

    Recommended References

    Bottomore, T. B., 1975, Sociology: A Guide to Problems and Literature, Blackieand Son (india) Ltd. Hanningan, J. A., 1995, Environmental Sociology, Routledge, London

    Planning Commission, Taskforce Report on Urbanization and Industrialization

    Rahman, Atiqur et al, Environment and Development in Bangladesh

    Robertson, I., 1977, Sociology, Worth Publishers, Ince. New York

    WL Filho,J Padgham, JU Ahmed, A.H. Khan and A.H. Ullah,1994,Communicating Environmental risks: Education as tool for EnvironmentalDisaster Management, CES, Jahangirnagar University.

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    EST 1207 Chemistry II

    Course Number: EST 1207Course Title: Chemistry IICredit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Chemical Kinetics: Factors that affects reaction rates; reaction rates;concentration and rates; the change of concentration with time; temperature andrate; reaction mechanism; catalysis2. Chemical Equilibrium:The concept of equilibrium; the equilibrium constant;understanding and working with equilibrium constant; heterogeneousequilibrium; calculating equilibrium constant; Application of equilibrium constant;Le-Chatelier Principle; Applications of principle of mobile equilibrium to reactionof industrial importance3. Acids-Base Equilibrium: A brief review of Acids & bases; Brsted-LowryAcids & bases; the auto-ionization of water; the pH scale; strong acids and bases;weak acids; weak bases; Acids & bases properties of salt solutions; Acids & bases

    behavior and chemical structures; Lewis Acids & bases4. Additional aspects of aqueous Equilibrium: The common ion effect;buffered solutions; acid-base titrations; solubility Equilibrium; factors that affectsolubility; precipitation and separation of ions5. Chemical thermodynamics: Spontaneous process; entropy and the secondlaw of thermodynamics; molecular interpretation of entropy; entropy changes inchemical reactions; Gibbs free energy; free energy and temperature; free energyand the equilibrium constant6. Electrochemistry: Oxidation states and oxidation reduction reactions; voltaiccells; cell potential under standard conditions; free energy and redox reactions;cell potential under nonstandard conditions; batteries and fuel cells; corrosion;electrolysis7. Nuclear Chemistry: Radioactivity; Patterns of Nuclear Stability; Nuclear

    Transmutations; Rates of Radioactive Decay; Detection of Radioactivity; EnergyChanges in Nuclear Reactions; Nuclear Fission; Nuclear Fusion; Isotopes; Isobar;Isomers; Methods of Separation of Isotopes; Applications of Radioisotopes;Biological Effects of Radiation.8. Organic Chemistry: General characteristics of organic molecules;introduction of hydrocarbons; alkenes; alkynes and aromatic hydrocarbons;organic functional groups; chirality in organic chemistry

    Books Recommendation

    Brown, Lemay, Bursten, Murphy & Woodward, (2012) Chemistry: the centralscience, 12th edition, Prentice Hall, USA.

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    EST 1209: Mathematics II

    Course Number: EST 1209Course Title: Mathematics II

    Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Three Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry: System of co-ordinates;Projection; Direction Cosines; Equations of planes and lines; Angle between linesand planes; Distance from a point to a plane; Co-planar lines; Shortest distancebetween two given straight lines; Standard equation of conicoids; sphereellipsoid; Hyperboloid of one sheet; hyperboloid of two sheets; Tangent planes;Normal lines; Condition of tangency.2. Vector Analysis: Scalars and vectors; equality of vectors; Addition andsubtraction of vectors; Multiplication of vectors by scalars; Position vector of apoint; Resolution of vectors; Scalar and vector product of two vectors and their

    geometrical interpretation; Triple products and multiple products; Application togeometry and mechanics; Linear dependence and independence of vectors;Differentiation and integration of vectors together with elementary applications;Definition of line; surface and volume integral; Gradient, divergence and curl ofpoint functions; Various formulae; Gausss theorem; Stokes theorem; Greenstheorem and their applications

    Books Recommended

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    EST 1211: Environmental Physics

    Course Number:EST 1211Course Title: Environmental PhysicsCredit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Environmental Physics: process and issues: Introduction; principleinterlocking themes; what is Environmental Physics; scope of environmentalphysics; physics in the environment; Environmental Physics and globalEnvironmental agenda2. The human environment: Laws of thermodynamics; Laws ofthermodynamics and human body; energy transfer; Survival in cold climates;Survival in hot climates3. Atmosphere and radiation : Solar energy; Structure and composition of theatmosphere; Atmospheric pressure; Escape velocity; Ozone; Terrestrial radiation;Earth as a black body4. Water : Hydrosphere; Hydrologic cycle; Water in the atmosphere; Clouds;

    Physics of cloud formation5. Wind: Measuring the wind; Physics of wind creation; Cyclones andanticyclones; Global convection; Global wind patterns6. Physics of ground: Soils; Soil and hydrologic cycle; Surface tension andsoils; Water flow; Water evaporation; Soil temperature7. Energy for living: Fossil fuels; Nuclear power; Renewable resources; Energydemand and conservation;8. Observing the Earth's weather : Observing the weather ; Global weathermonitoring network; Weather forecasting; Cloud physics; Physics of cloudformation; Snow crystals; Atmospheric electricity

    References

    John Monteith and Mike Unsworth , Principles of Environmental Physics, ThirdEdition, Academic Press 2008 Nigel Mason and Peter Hughes: Introduction to Environmental Physics: PlanetEarth, Life and Climate, Taylor and Francis, 2001. Gaylon S. Campbell and John M. Norman An Introduction to EnvironmentalBiophysics,

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    EST 1213: Introduction to Computer Application

    Course Number: EST 1213Course Title: Introduction to Computer ApplicationCredit: 3[3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Computer Generations and Classification: Definition; functions andcharacteristics of computers; Block diagram; Computer Generations; MooresLaw; Classification of Computers; Hardware; Software and Firmware; Computersimpact on society.2. Data representation: The decimal; binary; octal and hexadecimal numbersystems; Binary arithmetic in computers; Conversion Algorithms. Binary Codes;Weighted binary codes; Non-weighted binary code; Error detecting and

    correcting codes; Representation of characters; integers; and fractions incomputers; Alphanumeric codes.3. Hardware Components: Input/output units; Memory units; CPU; Logic Circuits;Machine architecture; Distributed Computer system; Parallel Computer System;4. Software Components: Programming languages and their classifications;Assembler; Compiler and Interpreter; Structured and blocked structuredlanguages; procedural and non-procedural programming; Types of software:Systems software; Application packages.5. Operating Systems: Need for an Operating System (OS); Types of OS; Exampleof Operating Systems: DOS; Windows and Linux.6. Computers and Communications: Types of Communications with and among

    computers; Need for Computer Communication Networks; Internet and the WorldWide Web; Introduction to HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Web page.7. Application Software: MS Word; MS Excel; MS Access etc.

    References

    P. K. Sinha Fundamentals of Computer

    V. Rajaraman Fundamentals of Computers

    Jain, Satish Introduction to Computer Science Vol. I & II

    Balasubramanian Elements of Computer Science Vol. I

    Lutfur Rahman Fundamental of Computer

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    EST 1202: Physical Environment Sessional (field trip)

    (Credit: 1.0)

    1. Maps and map reading- Topographic maps and topographic features; symbolsfor topographic map reading; Enlargement and reduction of maps; mapprojection longitude and latitude2. Representation of geographic data: cartographic methods; Interpretation ofphysical environment from a map.3. Environmental Surveying; Topo-sheet and map reading.4. Field visit

    Recommended references

    Lindholm RC (1987) A Practical Approach to Sedimentology. Allen and Unwin;London Carver RE (1971) Procedures in Sedimentary Petrology. Wiley Interscience

    EST 1208: Chemistry II Sesssionl

    (Credit: 1.0)

    1. Preparation of Solutions: Preparation of normal and molar solution ofcommon acid and bases; preparation of normal solution of oxidizing andreducing reagents (e.g. potassium dichromate; sodium thio-sulfate; ferrousammonium sulfate); preparation of dilute solutions; series dilution and strengths

    calculation of primary standard substances.2. Lab work:Acid-Base Reaction: Standardization of base against standardize acid;Standardization of acid against standardize base.Oxidation-Reduction Reaction: Determination of ferrous iron; ferric iron and totaliron by oxidation with standard potassium dichromate solution.

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    SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

    EST 2101: EcologyCourse Number: EST 2101Course Title: EcologyCredit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Ecology: definition; scope and importance; significance in environmentalscience2. Concept of Ecosystem: Principles and concept pertaining to the ecosystem the biological control of the chemical environment production anddecomposition in nature homeostasis of the ecosystem3. Principles and concepts pertaining to energy in ecological systems :

    fundamental concepts relating to energy; the energy environment; concept ofproductivity; food chain; food webs; trophic levels; metabolism and size ofindividuals; trophic structure and ecological pyramids4. Principles and concept relating to biogeochemical cycles: patterns andbasic types of biogeochemical cycles; quantitative study of biogeochemicalcycles; the sedimentary cycles; cycling of non-essential elements; cycling oforganic nutrients; nutrient cycling in the tropics; recycle pathways.5. Principles pertaining to limiting factors: Liebigs Law of Minimum;Shelfords Law of Tolerance; Combined concept of limiting factors; brief review ofphysical factors of importance as limiting factors; ecological indicators.6. Principles and concepts pertaining to organization at the Communitylevel: the biotic community concept; intercommunity classification and the

    concept of ecological dominance; community analysis; species diversity incommunities; pattern in communities; ecotone and the concept of edge effect;community structures during the Quaternary Period.7. Principles and concept pertaining to organization at the PopulationLevel: population group properties; population density and the indices ofrelative abundance: basic concept regarding rates; natality; mortality: populationage distribution; the intrinsic rate of natural increase; population growth formand concept of carrying capacity; population dispersal; bioenergetics; types ofinteraction between two species; negative interactions; positive interactions8. The ecosystem: concept of habitat and ecological niche; ecologicalequivalents; character displacement sympatry and allopatry; natural selection;

    artificial selection; social behavior; The concept of climax; relevance ofecosystem development theory to human ecology; evolution of the ecosystem;co-evolution; group selection; biogeography

    Recommended References:

    Odum EP (1996) Fundamentals of Ecology Nataraj Pub; India

    Krebs CJ (1994) Ecology; Benjamin Cummings

    Chapman JL and Reiss MJ (1997) Ecology: Principles and Applications,Cambridge Univ Press Tivy J (1993) Biogeography, Longman

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    EST 2103: Earth Science II

    Course Number: EST 2103

    Course Title: Earth Science IICredit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Weathering and Soil: Weathering; erosion and transportation; weatheringand earth systems; effects of weathering; physical and chemical weathering;mechanical and chemical weathering operating together; factors affectingweathering; soil and soil forming factors2. Mass wasting: Definition; Selected mass wasting; their cause; and deaths;What factors influence mass wasting; Triggering factors; Classification of massmovement and their characteristics; How can we recognize and minimize massmovement3. Stream action: Water on Earth; running water; Drainage Basins; Drainage

    Patterns; factors affecting stream; stream erosion; stream transportation; streamdeposits; down cutting and base level; floods; estimating the size and frequencyof floods; flood management; steam valleys development? Lakes; the life cycleof lakes;4. Wind action and deserts: Wind transportation; wind erosion landforms;types of wind deposits; air-pressure belts and global wind patterns; where dodeserts occur? Why do deserts exist? Distribution of deserts; characteristics ofdeserts? Deserts landforms; dunes;5. Glaciers and glaciations: Glaciers and ice age; formation of glaciers; typesand motion of glaciers; glaciers movement; glaciers erosion; glaciers deposits;glaciers and ice age;

    6. The sea floor : The earths oceans; studying the sea floor; sea-floormagnetism; the mid-oceanic ridge; sediment and rocks of the deep sea floor;continental margins; island arcs;7. Shorelines and Shorelines processes: Waves; tides; and currents; thewaters edge; deposition along shorelines; emergent and submergent coastlines;sandy and rocky coastlines; development of coastlines; global warming and sea-level rise; how are coastal areas managed as sea level rises?8. Geologic structure; mountains ranges and continents: Mountains andmountain ranges; island arcs: mountain building during convergence betweentwo oceanic plates; the Andes subduction at a continental margin; the Himalayanmountain chain: a collision between continents; the origin of continents;

    Recommended References:

    James S. Monroe & Reed Wicander. 2006; The changing earth exploringgeology and evolution 4th edition; Books/Cole Cengage Learning Mark J. Crawford. 1998, Physical Geology, 1st edition, Cliffs notes Ins. USA

    Plummer C.C., Carlson D.H. and Mc Geary. 200, Physical Geology, 11th Edition,McGraw Hill Davidson, Reed and Davis, 1997, Exploring Earth: An Introduction to PhysicalGeology, Prentice Hall, USA.

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    EST 2105: Public Health and Environment

    Course Number: EST 2105Course Title: Public Health and Environment

    Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Concept of health & diseases: the concept of health; dimensions of health;indicators of health; concept of disease and causation; types of causes ofdiseases; Recognized the changing pattern of Diseases in the developed anddeveloping world.2. Nutrition and Health: nutrition and infection; nutrition in global context;human nutritional requirements; growth; measuring nutritional requirements;measuring body mass; recommended dietary intakes; balanced diet; nutritionalproblems in public health; nutrition in pregnancy and lactation; nutritionalsurveillance social aspects of nutrition3. Environment and Health: light; noise; radiation; meteorological

    environment; housing4. Epidemiology: the epidemiology and natural history of infectious and non-infectious diseases; dynamics of disease; transmission; modes of transmission;susceptible host, host defense5. Community health: mental health; mental disability; oral health; physicaldisability; special group health needs ( prisoners, migrants, homeless, refuges;military)6. Communication for Health education: health appraisal; healthful schoolenvironment; principles of health education; health culture; practices associatedwith food and water; practices associated with excretory functions; practicesassociated with some other activities

    7. International Health: World Health Organization (birth; objectives; work);other United Nations agencies e.g. UNICEF; UNDP; FAO; ILO; WB; health work ofbilateral agencies e.g. The Colombo Plan; SIDA; DANIDA; CARE; Red Cross.8. Disaster and Health: hazard and disaster; disaster impact and response;disaster mitigation in health service; disaster preparedness:

    Recommended reference

    K. Park; (2007), Preventive and social Medicine, M/S Banarsidas Bhanot,

    Jabalpur, India.

    Tulchinsky, T. H., Varavikova, E. A. (2009) The New Public Health 2nd ed.,

    Elsevier Academic Press,USA

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    EST 2107: Environmental Chemistry

    Course Number: EST 2107Course Title: Environmental Chemistry

    Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Chemistry of the Universe: Cosmic abundance of elements; the SolarSystem, the physical and chemical properties of the solar system; chemistry ofthe terrestrial and extra-terrestrial planets, their chemical similarities anddifferences; the causes.2. The Earth: chemistry of the earth as whole; chemistry of the lithosphere; thecomposition of the crust (oceanic and continental); the geochemicalclassification; distribution of elements in igneous rocks (their regularities),sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks; introductory chemistry related tomagmatism and igneous rocks, sedimentation and sedimentary rocks,carbonates and silicates; isotope geochemistry

    3. Chemistry of the Atmosphere: composition of the atmosphere; theevolution of the atmospheric chemistry; constancy of atmospheric composition.4. Chemistry of the Hydrosphere (ocean water): the composition of seawater; spatial and temporal variation of sea water chemistry; gain and loss in theoceans; the balance of dissolved matters in the oceans; the history and evolutionof the oceans; the causes and the drivers.5. Chemistry of the Hydrosphere ( terrestrial water): the composition ofthe terrestrial waters (rivers, lakes etc); estimation procedure of the averagecomposition; classification of rivers on chemistry; the influence of lithosphere onterrestrial water chemistry; the composition of atmospheric chemistry; theenvironmental significance of the chemistry of hydrosphere.

    6. Chemistry of the Biosphere: the mass of the biosphere; composition of thebiosphere; the biogenic deposits; the origin of coal and petroleum; theenvironmental significance of the biospheric chemistry.7. Chemical Processes of Environmental Significance: Photosynthesis;fermentation; biodegradation etc.8. Chemistry of the Pollutants: Surfactants; Pesticides; Sewage etc.

    Recommended References:

    Mason B and Moore CB (1982) Principles of Geochemistry, John Wiley and Sons

    Krauskopf KB and Bird DK (1995) Introduction to Geochemistry, McGraw-HillInternational Holland HD (1978) The Chemistry of the Atmosphere and Oceans, WileyInterscience, NY Berner EK and Berner RA (1987) The Global Water Cycle geochemistry andenvironment, Prentice Hall ONiell P (1998) Environmental Chemistry, Blackie

    Drever JI (1998) The Geochemistry of Natural Waters Prentice Hall, NJ

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    EST 2109: Environmental Economics

    Course Number: EST 2109Course Title: Environmental Economics

    Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction: what is environmental economics? Economic analysis;incentives; a simple household example; incentives in industry incentives intransportation; the design of environmental policy; macroeconomic questions;environment and growth; cost-effectiveness analysis; benefit-cost analysis;international issues; economics and politics.2. The economy and environment: natural resource economics; thefundamental balance; the environment as an economic and social asset;terminology: emissions, ambient quality, and damages; types of pollutants; shortrun and long-run choices.3. Benefits and costs, supply and demand: willingness to pay-aggregate

    demand/willingness to pay-benefits-costs-technology-the equi-marginal principle-marginal cost and supply.4. Economic efficiency and market: economic efficiency- efficiency andequity- markets-markets and social efficiency- external costs- external benefits.5. The economics of environmental quality: pollution control- a generalmodel- pollution damages-abetment costs-the efficient level of emissions;emforcement costs; the equimarginal principle applied to emission reductions-long-run sustainability.6. Framework analysis: impact analysis- cost-effectiveness analysis-damageassessment-benefit-cost analysis-risk analysis.7. Benefit - cost analysis (benefits): measuring damages directly- willingness8. Benefit- cost analysis (cost): the cost perspective; general issues;opportunity costs; cost of single facilities- costs of a local regulation-costs ofregulating an industry-costs at the national level.

    Recommended References:

    Field, Barry C: Environmental Economics: An Introduction Second EditionMcGraw-Hill International editions, 1997 Wonnacott Paul; Wannacott, Ronald: Economics, third edition, McGraw-HillInternational edition, 1986 Callan SJ and Thomas JM (1996) Environmental Economics and Management.Irwin Inc Co Mather AS and Chapman K (1995) Environmental Resources. Longman

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    EST 2111: Meteorology

    Course Number: EST 2111Course Title: Meteorology

    Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction to Meteorology: Definition, Scope and Sub-classifications,History of meteorology, Nature, origin and composition of the atmosphere,Vertical divisions of the atmosphere; Meteorological equipment and Weatherforecasting: Surface measurements, Application of remote sensing, Satelliteobservation.2. Importance of the Atmosphere: Physical Characteristics, Energy transfer,Particles in the atmosphere, Physical & Chemical processes for particleformation, Composition of organic particles, Effects on biota, Mitigationmeasures,3. Hydrostatic equation: Laws of Thermodynamics, Adiabatic Processes,

    Concept of Stability, equilibrium conditions, Chemical, photochemical,photosensitized reactions in the atmosphere. Photochemical smog, mechanismsof smog formation. Effects of smog, thermal inversion.4. Heating Earth's Surface and Atmosphere: Solar Insolation of the earthand heat budget, Variability of insolation, World distribution of insolation, Verticaldistribution of temperature5. Water balance of the atmosphere: Humidity, Physical changes of state ofwater Processes of cooling to produce condensation and sublimation, Cloudsformation and classification, Fog formation and type, Precipitation, causes, formsand types.6. Air Pressure and Winds: Pressure, vertical distribution of pressure, Pressuregradient and wind, Factors affecting wind speed and direction; Generalatmospheric circulation, Seasonal changes in the general circulation, Oceaniccirculation, Monsoon, local winds, mountain and valley breeze; Stability andinstability, air masses sources region and classification, Extra tropical cyclone,anti cyclone, Thunderstorms.7. Anthropogenic change in the atmosphere: gaseous inorganic and organicair pollutants, reactions, effects and fate of air pollutants in the atmosphere;Greenhouse gases and Global warming, Acid rain, Ozone layer destruction,Nuclear winter, El nino, Asian Brown Haze

    Recommended References:

    Franklyn W. Cole, Introduction to Meteorology, 3rd Edition, John Wiley and

    Sons. Atmosphere, weather and climate, 7th Edition, Roger G. Barry and R. J.Chorley. Edward Bryant, Climate Process and Change, Cambridge University Press,1997. Trewartha and Horn, An Introduction to Climate, 5th Edition.

    IPCC report (recent edition)

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    EST 2113: Statistics

    Course Number:EST 2113Course Title: StatisticsCredit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Frequency distribution: Mean, median, mode and other measures of centraltendency;2. Standard deviation and other measures of dispersion: Moments,skewness and kurtosis3. Elementary probability theory and discontinuous probabilitydistribution: binomial, poison and negative binomial; Continuous probabilitydistributions, e.g. normal and exponential. Characteristics of distributions;4. Elementary sampling theory; Estimation; Hypothesis testing and regressionanalysis

    Books Recommended Weatherburn, C. E. A First Course in Mathematical Statistics

    Marek Fisz. Probability and Mathematical Statistics

    Gupta, S. C. and Kapoor V. K. Fundamentals of mathematical Statistics

    Manindra Kumar Roy Fundamentals of Probability & Probability Distributions

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    EST 2108: Environmental Chemistry Sessional

    (1 credit)

    1. Water: Sampling, Storage, analysis -pH, DO, TSS, TDS, BOD, COD, N-species,

    P-specis, salinity2. Air: sampling for particulate and gaseous pollutants analysis, PM-analysis,Gaseous pollutants analysis3. Soil and solid waste: sampling, extraction of pollutants from soil or solidwaste.

    EST 2212: Meteorology Sessional

    (1.0 credit)

    1. Meteorological data analysis

    2. Identification and application of meteorological instruments3. Filed visit to near meteorological park and instrumental knowledge

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    SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

    EST 2201: Agriculture and EnvironmentCourse Number: EST 2201Course Title: Agriculture and environmentCredit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction to agricultural sciences: Historical perspective of agriculture;Environmental factors and adaptation of agricultural plants; Concept and basicprinciples of crop, forestry, fishery and livestock management; Soil, land andcropping pattern in Bangladesh; agro-ecological zones in Bangladesh.2. Agro-meteorology and environment: Introduction, objectives, datasources; How to monitor and use meteorological data for agricultural purpose;

    Speculation of future trend of agricultural changes3. Agrochemicals and environment: Historical perspectives of agrochemical;

    Types of agrochemicals; Effect of agrochemicals on soil, fresh water and plantkingdom; Agrochemical residues and misuse of agrochemicals; Pollution controlin agriculture through integrated pest management (IPM).4. Natural problems in agricultural practices: Flood, drought, cyclone andrainfall; Stalinization, pest and disease; Mitigation of natural hazards, Bangladeshand global perspectives; Option for mitigation of the impact of climate changes;Environmental changes and food security in Bangladesh and other denselypopulated countries.5. Agricultural practice and technology transfer: Choice of technology forsustainable agriculture; Agricultural technology transfer systems in Bangladesh;

    Import of environmental friendly technology from other Asian countries;Sustainable agricultural development in Bangladesh6. Production of transgenic plants: Micro propagation; Secondarymetabolites production; Impact of genetically modified food and bio-safety

    Recommended References:

    Mishra, S.J. and Mani D. 1994. Agricultural pollution. Ashish Pub., New Delhi.

    Whyte R.O. 1980. Crop Production and Environment. Faber and Faber Ltd,London. Hugh Brammer. 1999. Agricultural Disaster Management in Bangladesh. UPL,

    Dhaka. Chawla H.S. 2002. Introduction to plant biotechnology. 2nd Ed. Oxford & IBFpublishing Company.

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    EST 2203: Environmental Hydrology

    Course Number: EST 2203Course Title: Environmental HydrologyCredit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction: Hydrology: the study of water, Importance of Water, Worldswater resource, A brief history of development hydrology, Major aspects ofhydrology, Hydrological data, Scope of hydrology, Application of hydrology toenvironmental problems2. Hydrologic cycle: hydrologic cycle and its components and process; systemconcept, water balance, world's surface water: precipitation, evaporation andrunoff, metrological parameters affecting hydrologic cycle, water shed,

    hydrologic equation,3. Precipitation and interception: water vapor and precipitation; precipitationformation; types of precipitation, precipitation distribution; static influences onprecipitation distribution; measurement of precipitation; forest rainfallmeasurement; point and areal precipitation; moving from point measurement tospatially distributed estimation; rain-gauge density; rainfall intensity and stormduration; surrogate measures for estimating rainfall; precipitation in the contextof water quantity and quality4. Evaporation and transpiration: evaporation, evaporation as a process,evaporation from water surfaces and soil, evaporation above a vegetationcanopy: transpiration, measurement of evaporation, estimation of evaporation,remote sensing of evaporation, evaporation in the context of water quantity andquality5. Storage and ground water: water beneath the earths surface, water in theunsaturated zone, water in the saturated zone, aquifers and aquitards,groundwater flow, measuring water beneath the surface, measurement ofinfiltration rate, estimating water beneath the surface, storage in the context ofwater quantity and quality6. Run off and flooding: types of flow, runoff mechanisms, groundwatercontribution to stormflow, measuring streamflow, measuring hillslope runoff,estimating streamflow, floods, influences on flood size, runoff in the context ofwater quality7. stream flow analysis and modelling

    hydrograph analysis; the unit hydrograph; flow duration curves; frequencyanalysis; limitations of frequency analysis; computer modelling in hydrology; flowassessment for stream ecology.8. Water quality and its potentials and problems in Bangladesh: physicalparameters chemical parameters; water-quality measurement; proxy measuresof water quality; potentials and prospects. sources of pollution in ground water;arsenic contamination of ground water; its geochemistry and remedial measures;other possibilities of ground water contamination; sea-water intrusion in coastalaquifers,

    Recommended references

    Tim Davie (2002) Fundamentals of hydrology, Routledge Fundamentals ofPhysical Geography, 2nd ed. Routledge 270 Madison Avenue, New York, NY10016

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    Viessman, W., Jr., and G.L. Lewis, 2003. Introduction to Hydrology, 5th Edition.Harper Collins College Publishers, New York, NY. Raghunath, h.m.,(2006) hydrology: principles, analysis and design. 2nd ed.New age international (p) limited, publishers 4835/24, ansari road, daryaganj,new delhi - 110002

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    EST 2205: Soil Environment

    Course Number: EST 2205Course Title: Soil Environment

    Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Soil as a medium for plant growth: factors of plant growth, plant roots andsoil relations ; soil fertility and soil productivity2. Soil as a natural body: the parent material of soil ; soil formation; soils asnatural bodies3. Soil physical properties: soil texture; soil structure; soil consistence;density and weight relationships; soil pore space and porosity; soil color; soiltemperature4. Soil taxonomy: diagnostic surface horizons; diagnostic subsurface horizons;soil moisture regimes; categories of soil taxonomy; the abac soils; the pedon;classification of soils of Bangladesh and their correlation with other systems of

    classifications;5. Soil water and management: soil water energy continuum; energy andpressure relationships; the soil water potential; soil water movement; plant andsoil water relations; soil water regime; water conservation; soil drainage;irrigation6. Soil chemistry: chemical composition of soils; ion exchange; soil pH ;significance of soil pH , management of soil pH; the liming equation and soilbuffering ; soil acidulation7. Soil erosion and conservation: predicting erosion rates on agriculturalland; application of the soil-loss equation; the soil loss tolerance value; watererosion on urban lands; wind erosion; factors affecting wind erosion

    8. Soil nutrients and fertilizer: the organic matter in ecosystems; chemicaland mineralogical composition of the earth's crust; soil macronutrient andmicronutrients; plant nutrient relationship; fertilizer; soil fertility evaluation andfertilizer use

    Recommended References:

    Henry D. Foth (1990). Fundamentals of Soil Science. 8th ed. JohnWileys & Sons Inc. New York.

    Nyle C. Brady & Ray R. Weil (2008). The Nature and Properties ofSoils.14th ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458.

    Brammer H (1996). The Geography of the soils of Bangladesh.University Press Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    EST 2207: Environmental Bio-chemistry and toxicology

    Course Number: EST 2207Course title Environmental Biochemistry and Toxicology

    Credit-3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3 13 hours) week]

    1. Environmental Biochemistry: Environmental Biochemistry, identifyingcharacteristics of the living matter, the cells and the bio-molecules e.g. proteins,carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, nucleic acids, modified DNA, recombinant DNAand genetic engineering, metabolic processes2. Metabolic Processes: Metabolism in Environmental Biochemistry, Digestion,Metabolism of Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins, Energy Utilization by MetabolicProcesses, Using Energy to Put Molecules Together: Anabolic Reactions.3. Metabolism and Toxicity: Environmental Biological Processes, Toxicantsand its Pathways into Ecosystems, Bio-concentration, Bio-transfer Factors,Biodegradation, Biomarkers

    4. Environmental toxicology: Kinds of Toxic Substances, Toxicity-InfluencingFactors, Exposure to Toxic Substances, DoseResponse Relationships, Relative

    Toxicities, Reversibility and Sensitivity, Xenobiotic and Endogenous Substances,Kinetic and Nonkinetic Toxicology, Phases of Toxicity, Toxification andDetoxification5. Toxicological Chemistry: Chemical Nature of Toxicants, Biochemical

    Transformations, Metabolic Reactions of Xenobiotic Compounds, Phase IReactions, Phase II Reactions of Toxicants, Biochemical Mechanisms of Toxicity,Biochemistry of Mutagenesis, Biochemistry of Carcinogenesis6. Toxic Responses: Genetic Aspects of Toxicology e.g. Destructive GeneticAlterations, Toxicant Damage to DNA, toxic responses on respiratory system,skin, the liver, blood and the cardiovascular system, immune system, endocrinesystem, nervous system, reproductive system, developmental toxicology andteratology, kidney and bladder7. Toxicological Chemistry for chemical substances: Uses, sources ofexposure, metabolism, toxicity and biochemical effects of Environmental metals,Pesticides and related materials, volatile organic compounds, air pollutants(inorganic gases and particulate maters); Toxic Natural Products8. Analysis of Xenobiotics : Indicators of Exposure To Xenobiotics,Determination Of Metals, Determination Of Nonmetals And InorganicCompounds, Determination Of Parent Organic Compounds, Measurement OfPhase I And Phase II Reaction Products, Determination Of Adducts

    Reference Books

    Stanley E. Manahan, (2003), Toxicological chemistry and biochemistry, LewisPublishers Ming-Ho-Yu (2005) Environmental Toxicology: Impacts of Environmental

    Toxicants on living system, Lewis Publisher, New York.

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    EST 2209: Water and Waste Water Treatment

    Course Number: EST 2207Course Title: Water and Waste Water Treatment

    Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Water treatment: Water source and demand; Water treatment: screening,coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection; organics,inorganic, metals removal; arsenic removal technologies.2. Wastewater treatment: source, characteristics, collection, screening, gritremoval, primary clarification, biological secondary treatment, secondaryclarification, disinfection; pond treatment, constructed wetland, lagoon; water re-use

    Recommended References:

    Hammer M.J. and Hammer M.J Jr. 1996. Water and Waste Water Technology,Printic Hall.

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    EST 2211: Biodiversity and Conservation

    Course Number: EST 2211Course Title: Biodiversity and Conservation

    Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Concepts and Overview of Biodiversity: Current state of Biodiversity inglobal and regional context, Value of Biodiversity, Human Dependence onBiological Diversity, genetic variations within flora and fauna.2. Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: The richness of species,IUCN categories of species, Factors of species richness, Elements/Articles of theconvention of biodiversity, methods for measurement and monitoring of speciesdiversity.3. Threats to Biodiversity: Biodiversity and extinction, extinction as a naturalprocess, anthropogenic losses of species richness, Unsustainable exploitation,Species made extinction, habitat destruction.

    4. Approach and methods to Biodiversity conservation: Rationalization ofthe conservation of species, conservation activities, Conservation in captiveenvironment, ex-situ and in-situ conservation, participatory approach in the bio-diversity conservation, ecosystem approach to conservation, bio diversityfriendly practices and technologies, developing and implementing national bio-diversity strategies and action plan in Bangladesh and South-East Asiancountries, World heritage and the Sunderbans, Genetic resources conservationand utilization in Bangladesh.5. Efforts towards Biodiversity Conservation: Biodiversity policy andlegislation; Biodiversity and intellectual property right; Wildlife conservation andmanagement; Status of biodiversity conservation in Bangladesh;6. Convention on biodiversity: Agenda 21; Institutional framework forbiodiversity conservation; National and International efforts, NGO, communityand individual efforts.

    Recommended References

    Joshi P.C. and Joshi N.2009. Biodiversity and conservation.APH PublishingCorporation, New Delhi. Rao P.V. 2009. Environmental Science and Engineering. PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.,New Delhi. Mahesh Prasad Singh.2009. S.Chand and Company Ltd., New delhi.

    Agarwal, S.K. Tiwari,S. and Dubey, P.S. 1996. Biodiversity and Environment.

    A.P.H. publication, India. Boyle, T.J.B. and Boontawee, B.(eds.), 1994. Measuring and monitoringbiodiversity in tropical and temperate forest. Proceedings of TUFRO symposium,

    Thailand Howksworth DL (1995) Biodiversity measurement and estimation. Chapmanand Hall

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    EST 2202: Agriculture and Environment Sessional

    (1.0 credit)

    EST 2202: Soil Environment Sessional(1.0 credit)

    EST 2208: Environmental Bio-chemistry and toxicology Sessional

    (1.0 Credit)1. Isolation and purification of protein, lipids, and carbohydrate2. Determination of glucose, creatinine and bilirubin.

    Recommended Reference

    Lehninger AL, Nelson DL and Cox MM (1993) principles of Biochemistry. CBS

    Pub & Distributor.

    EST 2212: Biodiversity and Conservation Sessional (field trip)

    (1.0 credit)1. Estimation of biodiversity of various species by using various methods.2. Study of museum specimen and gene bank: population census

    Recommended references

    Howksworth DL (1995) Biodiversity measurement and estimation. Chapmanand Hall Gaston KJ (1996) Biodiversity biology of numbers and difference. BlackwellScience

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

    EST 3101: Energy and EnvironmentCourse Number: EST 3101Course Title: Energy and EnvironmentCredit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction to Energy and Environment: Definition, classification andsources of Energy, Importance and Energy use, Energy demand and energysupply, Transformation of primary energy to secondary energy, final energy,Automobile; major source of Environmental pollution.2. Fossil Fuel (Biomass, Oil, Natural Gas) : Source, Reserve of Fossil fuel,Formation and Extraction procedure, Environmental Problem associated with

    Fossil fuel, Transboundary effect related to fossil fuel burning; depletion ofSunderbans3. Nuclear Energy: Source and nuclear process; Fission, Fussion, Nuclear powerplant, Environmental Problem associated with Nuclear Power Plant (PotentialImpact on Environment), Safety of Nuclear Power Plant4. Solar Energy: Definition and classification of solar energy, Sustainable usesof Solar Energy, Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar energy5. Geothermal Energy: Definition and Sources of Geothermal energy,Application or uses of Geothermal Energy, Limitations and Environmentalconsideration of geothermal energy6. Hydro and wind power Energy: definition of hydro, tidal and Wind powerenergy, hydroelectric power plant, Wind mill, Advantages and disadvantages of

    Hydro and wind power Energy7. Energy Conversion: Properties of fuels, Combustion processes (Complete,Incomplete, Internal), Basic gas laws and combustion equations, Measurement ofenergy conservation, Energy Efficient Technologies8. Energy Scenario of Bangladesh: Sources, Reserve and uses of Energy,Energy Strategy of Bangladesh, Energy, Environment and Politics;

    Recommended References

    Godfrey Boyle ed. Renewable Energy 2nd edition, Oxford University Press

    Carla W. Montgomery. Environmental Geology, 6th edition, McGraw Hill

    Sukatme: Solar energy. Tata McGraw-Hill Pub Blahden JR (1996) Energy Resources and Environment. Hadder and Stonghton,

    The Open Univ Bala BK (1997) Energy and Environment Modeling and Simulation. NOVA Sci.Pub Bala BK: Solar Drying systems modeling and simulation

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    EST 3103 Environmental Microbiology

    Course Title: Environmental MicrobiologyCourse Number: EST 3103

    Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction: definition, scope, environmental microbes, importance toenvironmental sciences; Structure and dynamics of microbial population;introduction to microbial metabolism; microbial growth kinetics; modelingsuspended and attached growth;2. Biogeochemical role of microorganisms: biogeochemical transformationof nitrogen, carbon, sulfur, and other nutrients, biodegradation of pollutants;Microbes in domestic and waste water - indicator organisms, coliform bacteria,bacteriological techniques, in waste water treatment process Identificationtechniques of microorganisms.

    Recommended references Mitchell R (1997) Environmental Microbiology. McGraw-Hill Book Co

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    EST 3105: Epidemiology

    Course Number: EST 3105Course Title: Epidemiology

    Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction to epidemiology: The historical context; Origins, Recentdevelopments in epidemiology; Definition, scope, and uses of epidemiology;Epidemiology and public health; Causation of disease; Natural history of disease;Evaluating interventions; Achievements in epidemiology.2. Measuring health and disease: Defining health and disease; measuringdisease frequency; using available information to measure health and disease3. Types of studies: Observational epidemiology; Experimental epidemiology;Potential errors in epidemiological studies; Confounding.4. Basic biostatistics- concepts and tools: Means, medians and mode;Variances; standard deviations and standard errors; Using samples to

    understand populations; Confidence intervals; Hypothesis tests, p-values, t-tests, Chi-squared tests for cross tabulations; Correlation; Regression - Linearregression, Logistic regression; Survival analyses and Cox proportional hazardsmodels; Kaplan-Meier survival curves; Sample size issues; Meta-analysiss5. Causation in epidemiology;6. Epidemiology and prevention: chronic non-communicable diseases;Communicable diseases; epidemiology surveillance and response;7. Environmental and occupational epidemiology8. Health policy and planning

    Recommended References:

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    EST 3107: Coastal Environment and Flood plain Management

    Course Number: EST 3107Course Title: Coastal Environment and Management

    Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction: Characteristics of Bangladesh coastal zone, Topographicalchanges, climate of coastal zone, soils of coastal zones and floodplain, Coastalembankment project, sea level rise and its implication for Bangladesh2. Flood plain: Introduction location & climate of flood plain, geomorphology,hydrology, biological agents, physiographic Units of the flood plains, Soilformation of seasonally flooded land (e.g. Ganges & Meghna flood plain) & nonflooded land, Agriculture development on flood plains and its effect onenvironment. Human settlement & plantation management on flood plain andChar land.3. Flood plain management: soil in relation to environment, soil erosion &

    conservation problems in Bangladesh floodplain and coastal areas.4. Coastal environment: Introduction, definition & importance, classification ofcoastal system: estuaries, tidal wetlands, coral reefs, beaches and shoreline,Description & categorisation of coastal ecosystem: Anthropogenic & naturaldisturbances of coast, environmental perturbation of coastal aquatic habitat:Impact of coastal aquaculture on environment (e.g. shrimp culture),5. Coastal resource and livelihood:Coastal resource evaluation of vitalarea; Resource capability use allocation; Diversification, Livelihood groups:Salt farmer, Fisher man and Small farmer, Poverty, Vulnerability toenvironmental change; regional and global perspectives6. Coast protection and management: Multi-structure embankment,groans etc, their problems & remedies, Development options in thecoast: tourism and recreation (Coxisbzar & Kuakata ) fisheriesresources, Nature conservation, Infrastructure development.Guidelines for coast development & management; Policy analysis &case studies.7. Mangroves and its problems: Sunderbanes and other mangroves of theworld; problem and prospects

    Recommended References:

    Coastal environmental management plan for Bangladesh, Volume 2 Final

    report, Economic social commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok,Thailand. An introduction to coastal ecology by PJS Boaden and R Seed (1985)

    Policy & Practice in the management of Tropical water shed by HC.Pereira (1989) Balhaven press, London. Soil and Water conservation by FR Troch (1991) Prentice Hall. NJ.

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    EST 3109: GIS and Remote Sensing

    Course Number: EST 3109Course Title: GIS and Remote Sensing

    Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Introduction: different branches of Geographic Information Sciences (GlobalPositioning System (GPS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical InformationSystems (GIS)): Definition, history, functions and uses.2. Global Positioning System (GPS): Simplified method of operation, Systemsegmentation (Space segment, Control segment, User segment), Calculatingpositions, Accuracy and error sources (Atmospheric effects, Multi-path effects,Ephemeris and clock errors, Selective availability, Relativity), and its Applications.3. Remote Sensing: Fundamentals of RS, Types, Data acquisition techniques(Applications of Multispectral data, Geodetic, Acoustic and near-acoustic), Aerial

    photographs; various types of satellite, sensors and their characteristics andfunctions,4. RS Data analysis: Data processing and Image analysis, Remote Sensingsoftware, Potentials of remote sensing for agriculture, environment and resourcemonitoring and management.5. Geographic Information System (GIS): Techniques used in GIS, Datacreation, Relating information from different sources, Data representation(Raster, Vector, Advantages and disadvantages, voxel, Non-spatial data), Datacapture, Raster-to-vector translation, Projections, coordinate systems andregistration,6. Spatial analysis with GIS: Data modeling, Topological modeling, Networks,

    Cartographic modeling, Map overlay, Automated cartography), GIS software, GISand Society, Database management systems (DBMS), data quality and errors inGIS.7. Application of GIS: Knowledge-based approaches in GIS, informationmanagement and environmental research, application of GIS in socio-economicand environmental science, ecological models and GIS, hazard model and GIS,Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and its Applications.

    Recommended References:

    Martin, D. 1994. Geographic Information Systems and their Applications,London: Routledge. Peuquet, D.J. and Marble, D.F. 1993 Introductory Readings in GeographicInformation Systems, London: Taylor and Francis. Michener, W.K., Brunt, J.W.and Stafford, S.G. 1994. Environmental Informationmanagement and Analysis, Ecosystem to Global Scales, London: Taylor andFrancis. Maguire, D.J., Goodchild, M.F. and Rhind, D.W. (eds) Geographical InformationSystems, Vol. I and II, London: Longman. Text Book on Remote Sensing, C.S. Agorwal, 1st edition 2000, WheelerPublishing.

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    Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

    EST 3111: Gender and Environment

    Course Number: EST 3111

    Course Title: GenderCredit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

    1. Concept of Gender: Concept and meaning of sex and gender; Gender rolesand needs; Status of women in society; Triple burden of women in relation toenvironment; Role of women in environmental management and legalperspectives.2. Approaches to Development and Gender: Women in Development (WID);Gender and Development (WAD); GAD; sustainable development; gendermainstreaming (GM); Agenda 21 and gender.3. Gender planning and Management: Concept of gender planning; Tools;sex-disaggregated data, Gender sensitivity in environmental projects; Urban

    environment and gender; Women and social forestry program; Community basedforest management, Watershed management, Participatory approach in wastemanagement, forest and aquatic resources, community based resourcemanagement, social afforestation4. Gender issues and Environment: Poverty reduction strategy and gender;Feminization of poverty; Environmental impacts on


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