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Course Details

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.

Course Schedule

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

Current Syllabi

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.

NameGrade %
Forums 24.00 %
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 %
Assignments 56.00 %
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 %

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:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.