Students in this class will review the basic principles of toxic risk and how they apply to setting water standards, determining environmental hazards and using bioassays to test the toxicity of different substances.
We will be performing weekly experiments, watching related movies, discussing ideas in class and presenting our results regularly. You must participate and take notes (when appropriate).
Writing up lab reports and experiments.
Students will design and conduct an original experiment on a topic of interest to them and related to the focus of this course. They will collect data, analyze the data, use Excel to communicate data and present it to the class as a PowerPoint presentation.