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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EVR6930
Tracking Number - 1931

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-05-04
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2004-04-16
  2. Department: Environmental Science and Policy
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 122400000
  5. Contact Person: L Donald Duke
  6. Phone: 48087
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EVR
  9. Number: 6930
  10. Full Title: Research Colloquium in Environmental Science & Policy
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Colloq Environ Sci & Policy
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Environmental Science and Policy or consent of instructor
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Scholarly presentations by invited academic researchers and leading policy decision-makers

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: An essential part of a vibrant research-oriented graduate program is a regular forum for exchange of cutting-edge research and critical assessment of policies. Research and policy analysis presentations specifically targeting today's environmental problem
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Required for M.S. students in the major as part of the proposed revised graduate student curriculum. Students and faculty from any Department will be welcome to attend, and the general public will be invited; but enrollment for credit will be restricted to ESP graduate students as a rule, with enrollment permitted for graduate students in other departments if those credits contribute to their degree objectives.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Instructor of record from the ESP Department will rotate among regular ESP faculty. Qualifications for visiting speakers will be a) demonstrated excellence in academic research, as University faculty or others who have completed doctoral-level research; or b) position as key policy decision-makers, with presentations on environmental activities by major environmental agencies and critical analysis of effects of those actions.
  29. Objectives: Students are exposed to cutting-edge research and crucial policy initiatives within the broad field of environmental science and policy. Students learn to critically evaluate strengths, limitations, and effectiveness of research and policy approaches to environmental problems.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Exposure to, and critical analysis of, research or policy presentations by leading academic researchers or agency policy decision-makers addressing key environmental issues of the day.
  31. Major Topics: Vary with each semester, all in specific selected problems that require integration of environmental science and policy for effective solution.
  32. Textbooks: None
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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