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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ENV6935
Tracking Number - 5231

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-08-02
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Elective for Civil and Env. Eng. To GC. LO need revision - re: Students not in Assoc. Emailed 4/14/16. Emailed again 5/10/16. Updated 5/12/16. Approved 5/18/16. to USF Sys 5/18/16. to SCNS after 5/25/16. Appd eff 8/2/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-05-05
  2. Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 210400
  5. Contact Person: Sarina J. Ergas
  6. Phone: 8139471119
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ENV
  9. Number: 6935
  10. Full Title: Environmental & Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) Seminar
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  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?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 2
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Environ/Water Resource Seminar
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: S - S/U Only
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course consists of oral presentations made by EWRE students, faculty members, and outside speakers on their current topics of environmental and water resource engineering.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? Students for the degrees of MCE, MSCE, MEVE, MSEV, PhD Civil Engineering, PhD Environmental Engineering may take this course to meet their elective requirements.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD required to teach the class
  29. Objectives: This course will: 1-Provide exposure to a variety of environmental and water resource engineering topics, and 2- allow time for USF EWRE students and faculty members to discuss program related issues.
  30. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the semester students in this course will be able to:

    1. Describe several ongoing faculty and graduate student research projects in USFs Environmental and Water Resources Engineering programs.

    2. Describe several current local, national and/or international environmental and water resources design projects.

    3. Explain existing environmental and water resources regulations and standards and discuss proposed changes in these regulations and standards.

    4. Describe the opportunities and benefits of student involvement in environmental and water resources engineering professional organizations, such as the Florida Water Environment Association and American Water Works Association.

    5. Interview and introduce a professional seminar speaker.

    6. Prepare a written summary of a professional oral presentation.

  31. Major Topics: A variety of environmental and water resource engineering topics including domestic, industrial and agricultural water and wastewater treatment processes, hazard and solid waste management, environmental and economic sustainability, sustainable international development, global climate change, air pollution, stormwater management, water resource systems.
  32. Textbooks: None
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Abstracts of each talk and biographical information for the speakers will be provided prior to each class
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Attendance 50%, Assistance with seminar organization 50%
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Assignments: Students taking the course for credit must sign in during each class and take responsibility for helping to organize one session.

    There are no exams.

  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. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Students who have more than one absence will be allowed make up work on request
  38. Program This Course Supports: MS Civil Engineering, MS Environmental Engineering, PhD Civil Engineering, PhD Environmental Engineering
  39. Course Concurrence Information: MS and PhD in Public Health and MS in Global Sustainability

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