THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

 

Senate Document Number    0711F

 

Date of Senate Approval      12/08/11

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

 

APC Document 3:                              Add CHEM 132 as pre-requisite for ENVR 364

 

Effective Date:  Fall 2012

 

 

1.   Delete:        On page 142, the prerequisite for ENVR 364, Ecosystem Ecology:

           

                                    Prerequisite: ENVR 241. 

 

    Add:            On page 142, in place of deleted entry:

                                   

                                    Prerequisites: CHEM 132 and ENVR 241. 

 

 

 

Impact statement:

All ENVR majors are required to take CHEM 132.  Most have already taken CHEM 132 before registering for ENVR 364, as the department encourages students to take chemistry early in their time here.  We anticipate no significant impact on the Chemistry Department.

 

Rationale: 

Ecosystem Ecology (ENVR 364) includes significant coverage of nutrient cycling and global climate change which require a reasonable understanding of chemical transformations in the environment.  Students who have not had at least one college-level chemistry class have a difficult time understanding the material presented in the text and in lectures.