Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ENV6105
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Comments: Grad Council approved 2/15/10; SCNS Liaison notified 4/6/10; Approved, effective 8/1/10; posted in banner
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2130 2009-05-18 Department College Budget Account Number Civil and Environmental Engineering EN 210400 Contact Person Phone Amy Stuart 9746632 email@example.com
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title ENV 6105 Air Pollution 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 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Air Pollution Course Online? Percentage Online -
College calculus, college chemistry
A graduate level survey of air pollution fundamentals, including physics/chemistry of air pollution, sources and emissions estimation, Gaussian dispersion models, exposures and effects, measurement/monitoring, and management/control.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
This course is a necessary part of a graduate program in environmental engineering, as graduates will be expected to have training in air pollution topics.
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?
This is currently the only air pollution course actively taught in the environmental engineering program (under a special topics number). Since it is now a core class in the MEVE degree program and also serves the MSEV, MSES, MSCE, MCE degrees, so it needs a formal number. This course could also service graduate students in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, geosciences, and other technical science fields.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
This course has been offered 3 times (every fall 2006-2008) as a special topics course (CGN 6933).
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
The instructor should have an earned doctorate in engineering or in a technical science with specialization in the air pollution field.
- Other Course Information
1) To provide students with knowledge on the physical, chemical, biological, and social fundamentals of air pollution science, effects, and management.
2) To produce students capable of applying the above knowledge to improve and sustain air quality.
B. Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1) Discuss and analyze the mechanisms (physical, chemical, biological, and social) leading to impacts of air pollution on human health, welfare, and the environment
2) Discuss engineering and management practices for air pollution prevention and control (regulations, strategies, technologies)
3) Analyze (quantitatively and qualitatively) impacts of air pollution engineering and management decisions on air quality, human health, and the environment.
4) Select appropriate methods and technologies for measurement, control, and prevention of air pollution.
5) Synthesize and evaluate knowledge on an air pollution topics in written and presentation form.
C. Major Topics
History of air pollution; physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and air pollution; exposures and effects on human health and the environment at multiple scales; sources and emissions estimation; Gaussian dispersion modeling; monitoring and measurement; management, regulation, and control.
Varies. Includes materials from:
1) Atmospheric Pollution: History, Science, and Regulation, by M.Z. Jacobson, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002
2) Air Quality, by T. Godish, 4th Edition, Lewis Publishers, 2003.
3) Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, by J. Seinfeld and S. Pandis, John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
4) Fundamental of Air Pollution, by D. Vallero, Academic Press, 2008.
5) Air Pollution Control. A design approach, by C.D. Cooper and F.C. Alley, Waveland Press, Inc., 2002.
6) Air Pollution and Health, S.H. Holgate, J.M. Samet, H.S. Koren, and R.L. Maynard, Eds., Academic Pre
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Final Exam: 30%
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
History of air pollution; types of pollutants and issues. The earth's atmosphere: structure and composition; Atmospheric phpysics; pollutant transport; atmospheric chemistry; photochemical smog; air quality; exposures, health effects and welfare effects; stratospheric ozone depletion: science and effects; Management strategies: tactics and regulations; measurement and monitoring of air pollution; prevention and control
H. Attendance Policy
Students are expected to regularly participate in the class through asking and answering questions, and presenting and discussing content. If you do not attend, it is not possible to participate.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
Nstudents are expected to turn in assignments on time and be present to take quizzes and the final exam. If one cannot be present, the instructore must be informed by the second class meeting so that alternate arrangements may be made. No late assignemtns will be accepted.
J. Program This Course Supports
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