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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EVR6320

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive -
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Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: SCNS approved 4/8/09


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2131 2008-05-19
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Environmental Science and Policy/Geography AS 122700
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Philip Reeder 8139744292 preeder@cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EVR 6320 Environmental Management

    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)
    Environmental Management
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Graduate Standing

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course introduces the students to environmental management from technical and non-technical perspectives. The major topics covered will be water and air quality, environmental sustainability, collaboration and building consensus.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is essential to expand the students’ knowledge about environmental management since most of the students are going to act as leaders in their future careers. They need to learn about case studies and ways to be a better steward of the environm

    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 ESP MS and Environmental Policy and Management, ESP Graduate Certificate Programs, and an elective for the Ph.D.

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

    Yes, it has been offered as a selected topic by different instructors. It is currently being offered, and has been offered a total of nine times in the last three years (fall 07, summer 07, fall 06, summer 06, spring 06, fall 05, summer 05, spring 05, fal

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The instructor should have experience working with governmental and non-governmental agencies in environmental management projects. The instructor should have looked at environmental management from different perspectives, not just technical.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Introduce the students to environmental management from the scientific, technical, political, administrative, historical, legal, and social perspectives. 2. Understand the basics of water, air, solid and hazardous wastes management. 3. Look at ways the regulatory governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) address environmental management. 4. Enhance the understanding of environmental management by applying case studies. 5. Evaluate the current environmental/natural resources management practices.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1.Leadership: work as team member; ability to identify and to solve environmental problems 2.Multidisciplinary Ability: ability to apply fundamental science and social science in an integrative fashion, to effectively work and solve problems at the interface of science, technology, policy, and ethics. 3.Problem Solving Approach: ability to pose, identify, formulate, and solve environmental problems 4.Professional Orientation: ability in effective oral and written communication skills; ability for reliable independent work as well as teamwork experience; judgment and appreciation of the bigger picture; ability to recognize and appreciate ethical principles and standards; a basis in the humanities and social sciences; aspiration and habits to keep learning throughout life.

    C. Major Topics

    Water pollution and management, air pollution and management, waste management, environmental movement history, actors in the environmental management, conflict resolution and facilitation, and communicating a watershed message.

    D. Textbooks

    O’Leary, Rosemary, et al., Managing for the Environment: Undersatding the Legal, Organizational, and Policy Challenges. 1nd edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc, 1999.

    Barrow, C. J. Environmental Management for Sustainable Development, 2nd edition, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2006

    Russo, Michael. Environmental Management. 2nd edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.

    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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