Environmental and Technological Studies (ETS) Permanent Workshop Descriptions
These courses are not intended to support a graduate degree program but are intended to respond to identified needs of post-baccalaureate students. Please refer to the all-university course section in this bulletin to determine the maximum number of workshop credits which may be applied to graduate degrees.
ETS 513. Workshop: CAD Practices.
Computer-aided design. Solid modeling design software. 3D graphics model development and virtual prototyping. Lab. 3 credits SUM.
ETS 535. Workshop: Concrete and Masonry Academy.
Masonry and concrete construction. Classroom, tours, and hands-on activities. 3 credits SUM.
ETS 551. Workshop: Technology Education Activities.
Developing activities for the secondary education technology educator. 1-3 credits DEMAND.
ETS 558. Workshop: Modular Technology I.
Modular Technology laboratory systems to develop higher level thinking skills (synthesis/evaluation) in relationship to various technologies in the areas of communication, construction, manufacturing, transportation and biotechnology. testing and assessment of modular units. 2 credits DEMAND.
ETS 559. Workshop: Modular Technology II.
New educational technology systems available for middle and high school technology education classrooms including such modules as robotics, electronics, graphic design, animation, auto exploration, air track, satellite communications, weather satellite, virtual reality, etc. testing and assessment of modular units. 2 credits DEMAND.
ETS 585. Workshop: Transportation Academy.
Systems, modes and impacts of transportation in society. Tours of transportation facilities in land, air, space and marine transportation systems. Creating transportation activities for classroom use. 3 credits SUM.
Environmental and Technological Studies (ETS) Graduate Course Descriptions
ETS 505. Foundational Technical Developments.
The universal characteristics of technology, its foundational technical developments, and their effects upon culture. Tools, materials, processes, systems. 3 credits DEMAND.
ETS 514. Selected Readings in E.T.S.
Guided study of individual investigation of special environmental and/or technological topics or issues. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits. 1-3 credits DEMAND.
ETS 536. Construction Scheduling and Estimating.
Preliminary, detail, and quantity estimating and scheduling techniques for residential and small commercial projects. 3 credits S.
ETS 544. Internship.
Offered only to students who hold internships with industrial organizations for which advanced approval has been given by the department. May be repeated; however, a maximum of nine credits will count toward an undergraduate degree and four credits toward a graduate degree. 1-9 credits DEMAND.
ETS 560. Standards for Technology Education.
Standards at the local, state, and national levels and how the standards are integrated and the impacts on technology education. 3 credits SUM.
ETS 563. Environmental Toxicology.
Fate and flow of environmental contaminants and stressors which affect populations including pesticides, heavy metals, organic pollutants, and physiochemical factors. The effects of toxicants at the individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Prereq.: 260, CHEM 140 or permission of instructor. 3 credits S.
ETS 565. Wetland Environments.
Wetland types, definitions, and formation. Wetlands identification and delineation. Human-wetland interactions. Prereq.: 260 and 262 or permission of instructor. 3 credits F.
ETS 567. Soils and Environmental Quality.
Chemical, physical and biological principles of soils. Influences of soil on biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and trace elements. Management of polluted soils. Prereq.: 260 and 262 or permission of instructor. 3 credits S, ALT.
ETS 568. Waste Management Systems.
Characteristics and design of waste management systems. Environmental, financial, and societal implications of waste management. Prereq.: 260 or permission of instructor. 3 credits S, ALT.
ETS 569. Environmental Systems Modeling.
A landscape approach to the dynamics of environmental systems. Graphical modeling of the hydrology of stream flow, water quality, and wetland restoration in an agricultural watershed. Prereq.: 260 or permission of instructor. 3 credits S.
ETS 582. Renewable/Nondepletable Energy.
Evaluation of energy resources including environmental, social, political, and economic considerations; synthesis and evaluation of renewable resource potential/ rationale. 3 credits F.
Environmental and Technological Studies (ETS) Courses for Graduate Students Only
ETS 601. Technology and Society.
Effects of technology on the environment and society. 3 credits DEMAND.
ETS 604. Innovations and Contemporary Problems.
Current technological innovations, issues and events and their interrelationship to contemporary problems that face today's society. 3 credits DEMAND.
ETS 615. Seminar.
Technical study of issues in environmental and technological studies. Present developments, experimentation and technical reports related to environmental and technological issues. 3 credits DEMAND.
ETS 650. Contemporary Instructional Strategies in Technology Education.
In-depth study and examination of innovative teaching strategies and their applications in technology education. Students identify, discuss, and apply selected strategies. 3 credits DEMAND.
ETS 668. Current Literature and Research.
Analysis of literature of the industrial field, with special attention to individual readings and reports, implications of such literature for current problems in industrial education. 3 credits DEMAND.
ETS 673. Foundations of Technology Education.
Contributors to development of technology education with special attention to economic, social and philosophical factors motivating this development. 3 credits DEMAND.
ETS 699. Master's Thesis.
1-6 credits F, S.