Course Code: EVSP316 Course ID: 2944 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course is a study of the environmental organization at the federal level, to include duties and responsibilities of federal environmentally-focused agencies, non-environmental agencies and organizations that have environmental impact or related responsibilities, and other federal administrative issues focused on environmental bureaucracy, contracting, and/or outsourcing to private organizations.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
LO-1. Explain the environmental legacy of U.S. Presidents.
LO-2. Detail the purpose and jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency, including current programs.
LO-3. Detail the mandates and authorities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service within the Department of the Interior.
LO-4. Detail the mandates and authorities of U.S. Geological Service and National Park Service as agents of the Department of Interior.
LO-5. Detail the jurisdictions and environmental programs of the Department of Commerce, with focus on the NOAA-Fisheries and NOAA-Ocean Service as agents of this department.
LO-6. Detail the jurisdiction and programs of the Department of Agriculture, with focus on Natural Resources Conservation Service and U.S. Forest Service.
LO-7. Detail the environmental programs of the Department of Defense, with focus on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
LO-8. Summarize the contributions of federal environmental organizations to reducing environmental pollution and its impact.
|Forum 1||3.00 %|
|Forum 2||3.00 %|
|Forum 3||3.00 %|
|Forum 4||3.00 %|
|Forum 5||3.00 %|
|Forum 6||3.00 %|
|Forum 7||3.00 %|
|Forum 8||3.00 %|
|1 US Presidents||8.00 %|
|2 EPA||8.00 %|
|3 USFWS||8.00 %|
|4 NPS and USGS||8.00 %|
|5 NOAA and NOS||8.00 %|
|6 DOD||8.00 %|
|7 NRCS and USFS||8.00 %|
|Final Project||20.00 %|
|Final Project (Wk 8)||20.00 %|
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:
- Environmental Science: https://www.apus.edu/apus-library/online-research/research/research-guides/guides-by-program.html
- 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:||There are no required books for this course.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.