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
Course Learning Goals
- collect, record, and statistically analyze environmental data;
- assess appropriate monitoring schedules;
- describe environmental impacts of point source and nonpoint source pollution; and
- prepare research reports with review of scientific literature.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
The following topics are presented:
- ecological sampling
- data description and statistical analyses
- research report and paper writing, including literature review
- chemical parameters of habitats
- biotic parameters of habitats
- physical parameters of habitats
- atmospheric sampling and analysis
- substrate sampling and analysis
- terrestrial habitat sampling and analysis
- aquatic habitat sampling and analysis
- habitat assessment
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe 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.
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