THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

Senate Document Number 2012S

 

Date of Senate Approval 01/19/12

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

 

APC Document 13: Add new course, ENVR 312, Effects of Air Pollution on Ecosystems, listing it as an option for Ecology Concentration students

 

Effective Date: Fall 2012

 

 

1. Add: On page 140, new course, ENVR 312, Effects of Air Pollution on Ecosystems:

 

312 Effects of Air Pollution on Ecosystems (3)

 

Through the use of textbooks and primary literature we will examine the effects on ecosystems of such air pollutants as acid deposition, nitrogen loading in soils, and greenhouse gases. The class will be discussion based. Prerequisites: CHEM 132; ENVR 130, 241. Even years Fall.

 

 

 

2. Add: On page 138, under Concentration in Ecology and Environmental Biology, ENVR 312 to the list of advanced elective options:

 

2834 hours distributed as follows: BIOL 123 and 124 or the equivalent; BIOL 210 or

211; one course from ATMS 103, ENVR 105, 338, 385, CHEM 231 or PHYS 131; one 3-4 hour advanced ENVR elective; 18 hours of Ecology and Biology electives chosen from BIOL 210 or 211 (whichever is not selected above), 320, 322, 323, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 340 or 348, 342, 350, 351, 356, 357, 360, 442; or ENVR 312, 322, 323, 340 or 348, 341, 343, 346, 360, 364, 390, 442. The 18 hours must include at least three 4-credit courses; and at least 11 of the 18 hours must be taken in ENVR.

 

 

Impact Statement:

This will have no impact on the resources and staffing of the ENVR department. ENVR 331, Principles of Air, is being deleted and that instructor will be teaching this new class. The new course will provide another option for ecology concentration students in even years fall, when ENVR offers few upper level ecology courses.

 

Rationale:

ENVR 331, Principles of Air Pollution, was part of our now discontinued Pollution Control track. Recently the course has been under-enrolled, as it only served as a general elective within our department, and has been deleted from the curriculum. ENVR 312, the replacement course, will be for ecology concentration students and will emphasize effects of air pollutants on ecosystems.