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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP640 Course ID: 4657 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will focus on in-depth writing of the Affected Environment, Environmental Consequences, and the Executive Summary sections of an EIS. The completed Final Draft EIS (DEIS) from the Intermediate and Advanced Environmental Impact Analysis courses combined as the final product for this course. Prerequisite: EVSP639

Course Schedule

No Course Offerings.

Current Syllabi

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

  • LO-1 Prepare a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or a Record of Decision (ROD).
  • LO-2 Describe methods to integrate NEPA into the decision making process.
  • LO-3 Prepare an Administrative Record for an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
  • LO-4 Analyze a Programmatic EA or EIS.
  • LO-5 Construct a supplemental or tiered analysis for an EA or EIS.
  • LO-6 Calculate GHG Emissions for an EIS.
  • LO-7 Prepare a Cumulative Effects Analysis.
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 50.00 %
Assignment 1 Prepare a Record of Decision (ROD) for your DEIS from EVSP639 10.00 %
Assignment 2 Prepare an Administrative Record (AR) for Your DEIS from EVSP639 10.00 %
Assignment 3 Critique of a Programmatic EA or EIS 10.00 %
Assignment 4 Construct a Tiered Analysis for an EA or EIS 10.00 %
Assignment 5 Calculate GHG Emissions for an EIS 10.00 %
Final Project 26.00 %
Assignment 6 Final Project: Prepare a Cumulative Effects Analysis 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:There are no required books for this course.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.