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Course Details

Course Code: EVSP414 Course ID: 4278 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

In this course, the student will examine types of outdoor and indoor air pollutants, their sources, health effects, environmental and aesthetic effects, and methods of measurement and control. An in-depth review of the regulatory framework for air quality in the U.S. and related international treaties and agreements will be explored.

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

Current Syllabi

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

  • LO-1 Describe the major types and sources of indoor and outdoor air pollutants.
  • LO-2 Compare and contrast air quality index values from one area of the county to your home.
  • LO-3 Assess the lessons of the “Tragedy of the Commons” to current air quality problems.
  • LO-4 Analyze the impact of air pollutants on human health and ecological systems.
  • LO-5 Analyze the influence of air pollution regulations and control on the economy.
  • LO-6 Assess the effectiveness of current air quality regulations and international treaties and agreements in limiting the degradation of air resources
  • LO-7 Analyze air pollution source control technologies for particulate matter.

NameGrade %
Forums 24.00 %
Week 1 3.00 %
Week 2 3.00 %
Week 3 3.00 %
Week 4 3.00 %
Week 5 3.00 %
Week 6 3.00 %
Week 7 3.00 %
Week 8 3.00 %
Assignments 42.00 %
Top Air Pollution Issues (Wk 1) 7.00 %
The Tragedy of the Commons (Wk2) 7.00 %
Natural Air Pollutants (Wk 3) 7.00 %
Lead (Wk 4) 7.00 %
Limiting Air Pollution (Wk 6) 7.00 %
Stationary Sources (Wk 7) 7.00 %
Midterm 14.00 %
Sampling Methods (Wk 5) 14.00 %
Final Term Project 20.00 %
Final Term Project 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
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Air Quality, 5th ed. - E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis
Author:Godish, Davis, Fu
Unit Cost:$118.65

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.