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Last approved: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:01:19 GMT

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Change Type
Major
EA (Environmental Assessment)
501
032389
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Environmental Stressors
Env Stressors
College of Natural Resources
Forestry (15FOR)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
4
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
EA 590Fall 201319
EA 590Spring 201316
EA 590Fall 201417
EA 590Fall 201519
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr Catherine LePrevost
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
LEC15N/ANoN/A
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15EAMRMasters of Environmental AssessmentRequired
Introduces students to how organisms are affected by and respond to changes or stressors - both natural and human-induced - in the environment. With a focus on the concepts most significant to the field of environmental assessment, the course emphasizes the fundamental processes and effects of pollutants and naturally-occurring substances in the environment, including emerging issues and historically significant cases.

Environmental Stressors is a required course in the Environmental Assessment program.  The field of environmental assessment bridges the gap between scientific research and the use of science in decision-making, regulation, and environmental management.  By understanding and evaluating the sources, fate, and effects of pollutants in the environment, one can develop a scientific basis for assessing risks and thus support regulatory, enforcement, and remedial-action decisions.  The Environmental Stressors course enhances students’ understanding of the effects of pollutants and naturally-occurring substances.


The course has been offered as an EA 590 Special Topics course for 4 semesters with enrollment of more than 15 students each semester.  Environmental Stressors meets Environmental Assessment students’ needs for a core course offered via DE delivery  and with an emphasis on environmental assessment science.


No

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringYahya FathiFri, May 6, 2016 at 10:57 AM
Dear Professor LePrevost,

I do not see any overlap or conflict between <EA 501: Environmental Stressors> and any ISE course. If you have a specific ISE course that you wish to check against, please let me know, and I will communicate with the course instructor.

Best,

Yahya Fathi

Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:31 AM
Dear Dr. LePrevost,

I checked with the instructors for ISE742. They have no concerns about the title or the content of the proposed course (EA 501) for potential conflict.

Thank you,

Yahya Fathi
DGP, ISE
College of Humanities and Social SciencesDeanna DannelsI see no duplication with COM 536, Seminar in Environmental Communication, or with our associated COM 798 or CRD 701 courses.
College of SciencesJames BonnerFrom: James Bonner <jcbonner@ncsu.edu>
Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 3:56 PM
Subject: EA 501 course
To: Harry Daniels <hdaniels@ncsu.edu>
Cc: Gerald LeBlanc <gal@ncsu.edu>


Harry,
Regarding the EA 501 course discussed last week, our toxicology program should be fine with it as long as it is administratively isolated to the Masters Environmental Assessment program. Please let me know if you need further information.

Best regards,

Jamie

We will insert a stipulation that enrollment in the course is restricted to students who are in the EA program or by consent of the instructor.
Current Instructor will continue to teach this course. No new resources required.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the current understanding and emerging issues in sources and effects of environmental stressors.


2. Research, assess, and communicate the implications of an environmentally-stressed population, system, or location. 


3. Conceptualize and explain the complexity of environmental stressors and the significance in the field of environmental assessment.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Forum_post15%Students must communicate on readings and discuss in small groups
Project25%Cases completed in small groups and presented to class
Exam30%Midterm
Final Exam30%Final written exam
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction to the Field, Biochemical and Molecular Methods2 weeks2- 75 min lectures per week, student small group discussions based on lecture and readings. Several 60 min live discussions sections are offered during the semester
Classes of Toxicants1 week2- 75 min lectures per week, student small group discussions based on lecture and readings. Several 60 min live discussions sections are offered during the semester
Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Elimination of Toxicants3 weeks2- 75 min lectures per week, student small group discussions based on lecture and readings. Several 60 min live discussions sections are offered during the semester
Acute Toxicity, Carcinogenicity, Mutagenicity1 week2- 75 min lectures per week, student small group discussions based on lecture and readings. Several 60 min live discussions sections are offered during the semester
Organ Toxicity3 weeks2- 75 min lectures per week, student small group discussions based on lecture and readings. Several 60 min live discussions sections are offered during the semester
Toxicity Testing, Diagnosis, Treatment1 week2- 75 min lectures per week, student small group discussions based on lecture and readings. Several 60 min live discussions sections are offered during the semester
Regulatory Toxicology, Human Health Risk Assessment1 week2- 75 min lectures per week, student small group discussions based on lecture and readings. Several 60 min live discussions sections are offered during the semester
Environmental Toxicology, Fate and Transport, Ecological Risk Assessment1 week2- 75 min lectures per week, student small group discussions based on lecture and readings. Several 60 min live discussions sections are offered during the semester
Case-Based Learning in Environmental Stressors3 weeksFour cases assigned over the course of the semester. Questions that accompany each case completed in small groups, and each group presents one case to the class in a debate format during a live session.
mlnosbis 4/26/2016: No directly overlapping courses. ISE 742 is Environmental Stress, Physiology, and Performance, but that seems to be focused on the stress toward human skilled performance. Possible consultation with DGPs Michael Kay (kay@ncsu.edu) or Yahya Fathi (fathi@ncsu.edu).

ghodge 5/2/2016 Ask for consult from Kay and Fathi about course title. Ask instructor to add items 13 and 14 from our syllabus requirements list

ghodge 5/12/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-Awaiting consultation from CHASS regarding Environmental Communications course

Administrative Board Comments 8/25/2016: Please obtain consultation from Dr. James Bonner, DGP for Toxicology. Add consultation notes to the "Consultation Summary" field.
mlnosbis (Wed, 04 May 2016 12:41:05 GMT): Rollback: Please consult Dr. Kay and Dr. Fathi regarding the course title. Enter consultation summaries in the consultation fields of the CIM form.
celeprev (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:13:36 GMT): From: James Bonner <jcbonner@ncsu.edu> Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 3:56 PM Subject: EA 501 course To: Harry Daniels <hdaniels@ncsu.edu> Cc: Gerald LeBlanc <gal@ncsu.edu> Harry, Regarding the EA 501 course discussed last week, our toxicology program should be fine with it as long as it is administratively isolated to the Masters Environmental Assessment program. Please let me know if you need further information. Best regards, Jamie We will insert a stipulation that enrollment in the course is restricted to students who are in the EA program or by consent of the instructor.
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