SCIE207 Environmental Monitoring and Sampling

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: STEM Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
SCIE207 Environmental Monitoring and Sampling Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
4 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
CISC110 (C or better) and MATH115 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information

Format is lecture-laboratory and includes in-class and/or online presentation of content and laboratory material.
Field trips are required.
Topics are presented in various modes which may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following: traditional and/or online lectures, group and/or individual laboratory activities, small group discussions, computer simulations and library research.

VI. Catalog Course Description
This course examines environmental sampling techniques for air, soil, water, and biological resources. It explores various statistical methods of analysis. It compares point source versus nonpoint source pollution. It emphasizes establishing suitable monitoring schedules. Requirements include field trips.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. collect, record, and statistically analyze environmental data;
    2. assess appropriate monitoring schedules;
    3. describe environmental impacts of point source and nonpoint source pollution; and
    4. prepare research reports with review of scientific literature.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    The following topics are presented:

    1. ecological sampling
    2. data description and statistical analyses
    3. research report and paper writing, including literature review
    4. chemical parameters of habitats
    5. biotic parameters of habitats
    6. physical parameters of habitats
    7. atmospheric sampling and analysis
    8. substrate sampling and analysis
    9. terrestrial habitat sampling and analysis
    10. aquatic habitat sampling and analysis
    11. habitat assessment
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The evaluative tools may include any or all of the following as specified by the individual instructor's syllabus: objective examinations, class participation, field trip and research reports, online activities and discussion, quizzes, projects, and papers.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Students use educational resources as approved by the department and specified in the individual instructor’s format.

Revision/Approval: 7/2010; New Core 8/2015