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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6325
Tracking Number - 2896

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-10-02
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 8/29/12. For Health Safety & Env. Conc MPH/PH program. GC Appd. To USF Syst 8/31/12. to SCNS 9/14/12. Approved effective 11/1/12. Number Submt 6694 . apprvd as 6325. Faculty error on title. Request change from "Methods" to Principles. Eff 11/1/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-07-05
  2. Department:
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number:
  5. Contact Person: Steve Mlynarek
  6. Phone: 8139746628
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6325
  10. Full Title: Environmental Laboratory Principles
  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 Laboratory
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: This course familiarizes students with analytical measurement methodologies in quantitative sampling and analysis of air, water, soil contaminants, and analytical chemistry generally.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  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? The course is required for completion of an online Masters degree related to environmental health and safety. There is a growing international demand for an online degree in this field.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
  29. Objectives: 1. Enable students to familiarize themselves with analytical measuring methodologies/ in analytical chemistry and other related fields.

    2. Develop expertise in sampling, measuring and analytical techniques putting into practice proper quality assurance and quality control procedures.

    3. Identify the best analytical chemistry processes and separation technique to use based on phase system and analyte

    4. Develop a routine for proper statistical, tabular, and graphical treatment of analytical data

  30. Learning Outcomes: Describe natural and engineered health, safety and environmental systems and their interrelationships with human activities and human health using analytical methods;

    Apply technical knowledge and skill for the prevention and/or control of specific health, safety and environmental health problems;

    Communicate relevant information concerning health, safety and environmental health issues.

  31. Major Topics: UNIT 1 Introduction - General Principles and Techniques

    UNIT 2 Statistical Procedures

    UNIT 3 Environmental Analytical Data – Assessment & Interpretation

    UNIT 4 Environmental Analytical Data – Assessment & Interpretation

    UNIT 5 Titrimetry and Gravimetry

    UNIT 6 Separation techniques

    UNIT 7 Atomic spectrometry

    UNIT 8 Ultraviolet and visible spectrophotometry

    UNIT 9 Infrared spectrometry

    UNIT 10 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry (NMR)

    UNIT 11 Mass spectrometry (MS)

    UNIT 12 Electroanalytical techniques

    UNIT 13 Thermal methods of analysis

    UNIT 14 Biological indicators

    UNIT 15 Analysis of atmospheric samples

    UNIT 16 Analysis of atmospheric samples (continued)

  32. Textbooks: TBA (Environmental Analytical Chemistry Text)
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: No other purchases
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Course Grading Scale:

    90% and above = A

    80 - 89% = B

    70 - 79% = C

    60 - 69% = D

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Course Grading Criteria:

    Mid-term Exam: 100 pts (30%)

    Final Exam: 100 pts (30%)

    Research Paper Report: 100 pts (20%)

    Quizzes: 100 points (20%)

  36. Attendance Policy: 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. It’s 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: In accordance with University and College Policy; otherwise, no make-up work is accepted.
  38. Program This Course Supports: MPH Health, Safety & Environment
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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