UNC & NCSU Courses - Spring 2017

updated 12/7/16

Here are some courses that might be of interest among Nicholas School students. This is not an exhaustive list. We have suggested some places to look for additional courses. It would be prudent to check on prerequisites and level of presentation before committing yourself. Also, check to make sure you are not duplicating a course you've already taken at Duke. (Remember that you can count up to 6 credits of 200-499-level courses [at UNC and NCSU 400-level] toward your 48 units.)

You may find that some of these classes are already full. They are included here so that you’ll be alerted to look for them again in the future.

NCSU classes start on Monday, January 9, 2017
UNC classes start on Wednesday, January 11, 2017


ANTH 540 Planetary Crises and Ecological and Cultural Transitions
ANTH 704 Evolution and Ecology

BIOL 201 Ecology and Evolution (check pre-reqs.)
BIOL 350 Oceanography
BIOL 565 Conservation Biology(Lab included)
BIOL 657 Biological Oceanography (cross-listed with ENVR 520)

BUSI 500 Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
BUSI 506 Venture Capital and Startups
BUSI 507H Sustainable Business and Social Entrepreneurship
BUSI 538 Sustainable Operations
BUSI 555 Groups and Teams in Organizations
BUSI 610 Global Business

ENVR 417 Oceanography
ENVR 470 Environmental Risk Assessment (overlaps w/ ENVIRON 539 at Duke)
ENVR 505 Chemical Oceanography (check prereqs)
ENVR 575 Global Climate Change: Science, Impacts, Solutions
ENVR 600 Environmental Health
ENVR 601 Epid for Env Scientists
ENVR 682 Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Global Health
ENVR 685 Water & Sanitation Planning & Policy in Developed Countries
ENVR 710 Environmental Process Biotechnology
ENVR 775 Global Climate Change: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
ENVR 780 Urban Water Services Planning and Design

EPID 600 Principles of Epidemiology
EPID 715 Theory and Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology
EPID 785 Environmental Epidemiology

GEOG 410 Modeling of Environmental Systems
GEOG 424 Environmental Politics
GEOG 543 Qualitative Methods in Geography
GEOG 577 Advanced Remote Sensing

LAW 239 Natural Resources Law
LAW 261W Environmental Law
LAW 442 International Environmental Law

PLCY 375 Law and Public Policy

PLAN 725 Development & Dispute Resolution
PLAN 741 Land Use/Env. Plan.
PLAN 744 Development & Env Management
PLAN 745 Development & Impact Assessment

TOXC 707 Advanced Toxicology

Look at other ENVR courses for specialized courses in water and air pollution, look at other PLAN courses for policy and urban planning.
UNC Course lookup: http://www.uncclassfinder.com/


CE 577 Solid Waste Management
CE 579 Principles of Air Quality Engineering
CE 596.001 Special Topics: Water & Sanitation for Underdeveloped Regions
CE 596.002 Special Topics: Sust Bldg Design Project (instructor consent required)
CE 596.003 Special Topics: Coastal Modeling
CE 596.004 Transportation Energy and Environment

CS 430 Adv Agroecology
CS 462 Soil-Crop Management Systems
CS 590.003 Special Topics: Crop Management Systems
CS 590.008 Special Topics: Introduction to Sustainable Tropical Agriculture

ENT 402 Forest Entomology (Lab included)
ENT 526 Organic Agriculture: Principles and Practices

FOR 414 World Forestry
FOR 430 Forest Health and Protection
FOR 507 Silviculture Mini Course
FOR 509 Forest Resource Policy
FOR 513 Silviculture for Intensively Managed Plantations
FOR 596.004 Special Topics: Environmental Justice and Decision Making
FOR 750 Ecological Restoration

NR 500 Natural Resource Management
NR 554 Introduction to Data Analysis in Natural Resources (check pre-reqs.)
NR 595.003 Special Topics in Natural Resources: Biodiversity in Urban Regions
NR 595.004 Special Topics in Natural Resources: Restoration Ecology
NR 595.005 Special Topics in Natural Resources: Carbon Monitoring and Metrics

PA 514 Management Systems
PA 536 Mgmt of Nonprofit Organizations
PA 598.008 Grantwriting

SSC 421 Role of Soils in Environmental Management
SSC 521 Soil Chemistry
SSC 532 Soil Microbiology
SSC 540 GIS in Soil Science and Agriculture
SSC 562 Environmental Applications of Soil Science
SSC 570 Wetland Soils

Look at Forestry, Horticulture, Soil Science departments for other courses of interest. Also check the Special Topics courses in Plant Biology and Forestry.
NCSU Course Schedule: https://www.acs.ncsu.edu/php/coursecat/

For more information, contact the Office of Professional Studies