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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ENV6935

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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

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5231 2015-05-05
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Civil and Environmental Engineering EN 210400
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sarina J. Ergas 8139471119

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ENV 6935 Environmental & Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) Seminar

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 2

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Environ/Water Resource Seminar
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0





    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.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    Students for the degrees of MCE, MSCE, MEVE, MSEV, PhD Civil Engineering, PhD Environmental Engineering may take this course to meet their elective requirements.

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

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. 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

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. 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.

    D. Textbooks


    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Abstracts of each talk and biographical information for the speakers will be provided prior to each class

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Attendance 50%, Assistance with seminar organization 50%

    G. 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.

    H. 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Students who have more than one absence will be allowed make up work on request

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MS Civil Engineering, MS Environmental Engineering, PhD Civil Engineering, PhD Environmental Engineering

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    MS and PhD in Public Health and MS in Global Sustainability

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