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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ENV6105

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-08-29
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change the name for Air Pollution to Air Pollution Fundamentals. This is only a name change. This course focuses primarily on air pollution science, effects, and management. This change is necessary to distinguish this course from another Civil and Environmental Engineering department course called Air Pollution Engineering that focuses primarily on emission estimation, control technologies and engineering design.
Comments: to GC 7/10/12. Elective for Civil and Env. Eng programs. GC approved 7/10/12; to USF syst 7/10/12; to SCNS 7/18/12. Appd eff 8/1/12. Posted in Banner

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2885 2012-06-06
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Civil and Environmental Engineering 210400
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Amy Stuart 8139746632

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ENV 6105 Air Pollution Fundamentals

    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 Fundamentals
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    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.

    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?

    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.)

  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

    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 pollution; types of pollutants and issues. The earth's atmosphere: structure and composition; Atmospheric physics; pollutant transport; atmospheric chemistry; photochemical smog; air quality; exposures, health effects and welfare effects; stratospheric ozone depletion: science and effects; Management stategies: 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.

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Students are expected to turn in assignments on time and be present to take quizzes and the final exam. If one cannot be present, the instructor must be informed by the second class meeting so that alternate arrangements may be made. No late assignments will be accepted.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Masters and PhD in Civil Engineering and Masters and PhD in Environmental Engineering

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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