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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EVR6320
Tracking Number - 2131

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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2008-05-19
  2. Department: Environmental Science and Policy/Geography
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 122700
  5. Contact Person: Philip Reeder
  6. Phone: 8139744292
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EVR
  9. Number: 6320
  10. Full Title: Environmental Management
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  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): Environmental Management
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
  23. Corequisites:
  24. 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.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is essential to expand the studentsí 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
  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 ESP MS and Environmental Policy and Management, ESP Graduate Certificate Programs, and an elective for the Ph.D.
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Textbooks: OíLeary, 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.

  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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