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EVSP415 - Environmental Impact Assessment

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP415 Course ID: 2984 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the processes, tools, and techniques used to analyze environmental problems, establish state and federal standards, develop environmental impact statements, and make decisions regarding the environment. Students will analyze actual problems, study real environmental impact cases, and learn to use various environmental impact methodologies.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 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 Perform an environmental impact assessment.

LO-2 Articulate an awareness of the professional standards, including ethical issues, involved in assessing environmental impacts.

LO-3 Demonstrate comprehension of the concept of alternative courses of action that should be included in an environmental impact assessment, and the reason that alternatives are included.

LO-4 Define the legal requirements that affect the scope of an environmental impact assessment.

LO-5 Explain the important role of stakeholders and the value of working with them.

LO-6 Analyze the basic types of impacts and potentially impacted resources that must be considered.

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 %
Written Assignments 56.00 %
Assignment 1 7.00 %
Assignment 2 7.00 %
Assignment 3 7.00 %
Assignment 4 7.00 %
Assignment 5 7.00 %
Assignment 6 7.00 %
Assignment 7 7.00 %
Assignment 8 7.00 %
Assessments 20.00 %
Midterm Assessment 10.00 %
Final Assessment 10.00 %

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:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.