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EVSP310 - Water Science

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP310 Course ID: 3687 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

An overview course on water sources, uses, management and conservation; biological, economic, and health issues. The course will use chemical and engineering approaches to water and wastewater treatment. It includes studies for assessing chemicals in water and wastewater. Students will cover the application of standardized analytical methods for evaluating water quality. (Prerequisites: BIOL133 or SCIN130 and MATH302)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • LO-1 Describe the hydrological cycle and how it interacts with human activities.
  • LO-2 Evaluate the threats to water supplies of adequate quantity and quality.
  • LO-3 Illustrate the health implications of water quality and water pollution.
  • LO-4 Analyze water quality data, including both chemical and biological sample results.
  • LO-5 Describe the concepts and requirements for managing water resources.
  • LO-6 Explain the basic processes of drinking water and wastewater treatment.
NameGrade %
Forum 1 1.00 %
Forum 1 1.00 %
Forums 2-4 15.00 %
Forum 2 5.00 %
Forum 3 5.00 %
Forum 4 5.00 %
Forum 5 1.00 %
Forum 5 1.00 %
Assessments 35.00 %
Assessment 1 5.83 %
Assessment 2 5.83 %
Assessment 3 5.83 %
Assessment 4 5.83 %
Assessment 5 5.83 %
Assessment 6 5.83 %
Case Studies - Assignments 48.00 %
Case Study 1 - Water Biology 16.00 %
Case Study 2 - Biotic Index 16.00 %
Case Study 3 - Water Quality 16.00 %

Required Readings

See the Lessons section of the classroom for additional readings and weekly lecture notes

Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost (check out the Resource Center in the classroom or find it in the Library)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:The Science of Water, 3rd Ed-Ebook available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781482242935
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis Group
Author:Spellman, F
Unit Cost:$138.75
Electronic ISBN:9781482242942
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.