Viewing: EA 506 : Water Quality Assessment

Last approved: Sat, 10 Nov 2018 09:00:25 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:04:27 GMT

Changes proposed by: reinders
Change Type
Major
EA (Environmental Assessment)
506
032653
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Water Quality Assessment
Water Assess
College of Natural Resources
Forestry (15FOR)
03.0104
Environmental Science.
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Years
Spring 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
EA 590Spring 201618
EA 590Spring 20187
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Tamara Pandolfo
Teaching Assistant Professor
assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC15naNona

Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15EAMREnvironmental AssessmentElective
Introduces students to topics fundamental to the understanding of aquatic systems and the processes that influence water quality. Covered topics include the hydrologic cycle, water chemistry, aquatic ecology, aquatic toxicology, water quality laws and standards, water quality assessment and techniques, and water pollution control and treatment. Emphasis is on contemporary water quality issues such as nutrient enrichment, introduced species, contaminants, and climate change.

A Water Quality Assessment course appeals to many students in the Environmental Assessment program because they currently work, or wish to work, in a water quality field.  The course also appeals to students who are interested in a broader view of environmental issues facing aquatic systems.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesHarry DanielsThis is a well-designed and comprehensive course. I am not aware of any other course at NC State that covers this curriculum in this manner. I do not see any overlap with courses taught in the Applied Ecology Department. This course complements the undergraduate course in Freshwater Ecology as it is a more in-depth treatment of the subject matter and therefore is appropriately situated as a graduate level course.
The course is already part of Dr. Pandolfo's regular course load because she is currently teaching it as a Special Topics course. Moodle and Mediasite access are necessary for this course.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a fundamental understanding of aquatic systems, the processes that influence water quality, and the techniques and standards used to assess water quality.  Students will understand how contemporary water issues impact freshwater systems.


Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the properties of water and freshwater systems, including their physical, chemical and biological structure.


2. Explain the fundamental concepts of freshwater ecology, biology, and toxicology.


3. Identify water quality assessment techniques, and explain water quality laws and standards.


4. Describe current issues affecting freshwater quality, and explain how these issues influence the basic properties, structure, and function of aquatic systems.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Midterm25% Written midterm
Final Exam25%written final exam
Major Paper20%Students complete major paper related to appropriate water quality topic
Quizzes10%online assessment
Forum_post20%There are two different forums; each is worth 10% of the final grade.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see attached syllabus
cohen (7/09/2018): This looks like a great course. My questions concern the section on Late Assignments in the syllabus. What happens if a student has an unexpected circumstance such as an illness or death in the family? Will the student be able to make up the work? If so, please note that.

mlnosbis 7/25/2018: Note that listed instructor does not currently have Graduate Faculty status, but I have received a nomination for her that is processing. I have no additional comments.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 8/16/2018:
-No concerns
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