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Course Details

Course Code: EVSP639 Course ID: 4656 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will focus on in-depth writing of the Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences sections of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Students will propose and research a project as the basis for the EIS sections to be developed and determine the resources or issues that should be evaluated in the EA/EIS. Students will conduct detailed analyses of the environmental assessment process, and assess the environmental, societal, and economic impacts of large-scale federal projects and programs. The final product of the course will be fully developed sections of a Draft EIS (DEIS). (Prerequisite: EVSP629)

Course Schedule

No Course Offerings.

Current Syllabi

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

  • LO-1 Analyze direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects of a proposed action.
  • LO-2 Integrate NEPA with relevant environmental regulations, including the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106), Endangered Species Act (Section 7), and Clean Air Act/NAAQS.
  • LO-3 Apply appropriate EA/EIS analytical methodologies.
  • LO-4 Analyze Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements for compliance with NEPA and CEQ Guidelines.
  • LO-5 Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
NameGrade %
Forum 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 50.00 %
Assignment 1 Notice of Intent - DUE Week 1 10.00 %
Assignment 2 Introduction, Purpose, Need and Objectives, Alternatives - DUE Week 2 10.00 %
Assignment 3. Draft Affected Environment Chapter - DUE Week 4 10.00 %
Assignment 4 Draft Environmental Consequences Chapter - DUE Week 6 10.00 %
Assignment 5 Complete DEIS and Reflection - Due Week 7 10.00 %
Final Project 26.00 %
Assignment 6 Final DEIS Group Project - Due Week 8 26.00 %

Required Readings - See the Lessons for additional readings and weekly lecture notes

Additional Resources: Please go to the Environmental Policy & Management | Program Guide: Home in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.