THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

Senate Document Number 1912S

 

Date of Senate Approval 01/19/12

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

 

APC Document 12: Delete ENVR /ATMS 331, Principles of Air Pollution

Replace ENVR 331 with ENVR 381 in the elective options in the Earth Science concentration

 

Effective date: Fall 2012

 

 

1. Delete: On page 141, the entry for ENVR 331:

 

331 Principles of Air Pollution (ATMS 331) (3)

Sources, sinks and controls of air pollution, legal aspects, meteorological factors which influence air pollution, analytical techniques for quantifying air pollution. Prerequisites: CHEM 132, and one course from ATMS 103 or 113 or ENVR 130. Even years Fall.

 

 

2. Delete: On page 86, the entry for ATMS 331:

 

331 Principles of Air Pollution (ENVR 331) (3)

Sources, sinks and controls of air pollution, legal aspects, meteorological factors which influence air pollution, analytical techniques for quantifying air pollution. Prerequisites: CHEM 132, and one course from ATMS 103 or 113 or ENVR 130. Even years Fall.

 

 

Impact Statement:

This course has been under-enrolled the past four years. By deleting this course and offering a course designed for ecology track students, we will give students more options of upper level courses in a semester that usually has few choices. There will no impact on resources or staffing in ENVR because the same faculty member who taught ENVR 331 will be teaching a new 3-hour course.

 

Rationale:

This course was designed for students in the now discontinued Pollution Control Track in ENVR, and was cross-listed with ATMS. Since the Pollution Control Track was discontinued, the course has been under-enrolled and no ATMS students have taken it in the past four years.

 

 

 

 

3. Delete: On page 138, under Concentration in Earth Science:

 

3133 hours distributed as follows: ENVR 105, 320, 338, 385; 15-17 hours of Earth Science electives chosen from ENVR 106, 282, 310, 331, 362, 383, 384, and PHYS 131 or 221.

 

Add: On page 138, in place of deleted entry:

 

3133 hours distributed as follows: ENVR 105, 320, 338, 385; 15-17 hours of Earth Science electives chosen from ENVR 106, 282, 310, 362, 381, 383, 384, and PHYS 131 or 221.

 

 

Impact:

None. Earth Science majors will still have the same number of elective options.

 

Rationale:

ENVR 331 is being deleted from the curriculum due to poor enrollment. ENVR 381 has been allowed as an advanced Earth Science elective since inception of the Earth Science concentration. This action corrects an error of omission in the proposal document submitted to APC when the Earth Science concentration was revised in academic year 2008-2009.