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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EVR6930

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-05-04
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1931 2004-04-16
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Environmental Science and Policy AS 122400000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    L Donald Duke 48087

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EVR 6930 Research Colloquium in Environmental Science & Policy

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Colloq Environ Sci & Policy
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate standing in Environmental Science and Policy or consent of instructor


    Course Description

    Scholarly presentations by invited academic researchers and leading policy decision-makers

  3. Justification

    A. 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

    B. 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.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. 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.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. Major Topics

    Vary with each semester, all in specific selected problems that require integration of environmental science and policy for effective solution.

    D. Textbooks


    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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