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Viewing: BAE 478/BAE 578 : Agricultural Waste Management

Last approved: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:02:01 GMT

Last edit: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:02:01 GMT

Change Type
Major
BAE (Biological and Agricultural Engineering)
478
032298
Dual-Level Course
Yes
578
Cross-listed Course
No
Agricultural Waste Management
Ag Waste Mgmt
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Biological and Agriculture Engineering (11BAE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
John J. Classen
Associate Professor
Full

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
LEC2020Non/a
Prerequisite: BIO 360 or PB 321 or SSC 332
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11BEBSBiological EngineeringElective
11BEBS-11BEBEABiological Engineering: Agriculutral EngineeringRequired
This course covers principles of managing, handling, treating and applying animal and poultry manures and organic byproducts from an engineering perspective. Topics include waste characterization, descriptions of systems and technology, land application principles, preparation of waste management plans, biochemical/biological processes, and potential impacts to the environment. Assignments include homework, quizzes, projects, and discussion that emphasize problem solving and analysis.

This course will provide undergraduate students the opportunity to explore topics related to animal waste management, environmental protection, and nutrient management and recovery, the same topics currently offered in BAE 578. This undergraduate version will be included as a required course for the Environmental Engineering concentration of the Biological Engineering degree program and is the only course that addresses animal production and environmental issues. No similar course exists in this or other departments as evidenced by the frequent enrollment from various departments.


BAE 478 will be taken by seniors usually within one semester of graduation and will be offered as a distance education course taught concurrently with BAE 578. The course learning objectives will be the same for all students with the exception of those objectives related to a critical literature analysis project which will be not be required of 478 registrants (see syllabus).


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

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.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringJoel DucosteI have received comments from the ENE faculty in our department. Basically, we do not have any objection with this course and do not find any overlap with courses offered here.
Because existing resources will be re-directed for this course, no new resources will be needed.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will: 



  • Analyze and evaluate policies, practices and technologies with respect to the balance between agricultural production and environmental protection that is needed to provide food, fiber and fuel to the world's population in a sustainable manner. 

  • Compare production practices and management technologies used for different species and in different regions.

  • Use appropriate techniques and computer tools to design and analyze systems to manage manure and nutrients from food animal production systems in ways that comply with state and federal requirements.  

  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with peers and the instructor regarding resource use, food animal production and a sustainable environment.   

  • (For 578 students only) Demonstrate skills in interpretation and critical analysis of published literature, and constructive criticism of peers' work


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams15%A midterm and a final exam
Homework25%n/a
Quizzes25%n/a
Forum_post15%n/a
Project20%n/a
mlnosbis 1/27/2016: Fully approved through CALS, but needs consultation with College of Engineering. CE 577, Engineering Principles of Solid Waste Management, possible overlap. Possible consultation with Natural Resources, PRT 555, Environmental Impacts of Recreation and Tourism. Do any CNR courses emphasize the impact of waste on the environment?

ghodge 3/21/2016 Comment: Has a consultation with CE been received?

8/22/2016: Consultation notes added.

ghodge 8/22/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No Comments
dfrpp (Mon, 12 Oct 2015 18:05:29 GMT): Rollback: Needs CALS GSC Review
hale (Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:52:28 GMT): The grading scale has been updated.
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