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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ENV6105

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-05-10
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Grad Council approved 2/15/10; SCNS Liaison notified 4/6/10; Approved, effective 8/1/10; posted in banner


  1. 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 Email
    Amy Stuart 9746632 astuart@hsc.usf.edu

  2. 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
    -

    Prerequisites

    College calculus, college chemistry

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    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.


  3. Justification

    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.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    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.

    D. Textbooks

    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%

    project: 30%

    Quizzes 25%

    Homework 10%

    Participation 5%

    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


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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