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EVSP430 - Pollution and Pollution Management

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP430 Course ID: 3352 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on pollution, its influence on the environment and ecosystems, and the major strategies designed to prevent or contain it. Topics include basic principles in pollution management, air pollution, marine and freshwater pollution, managing radiation, and the influence of society on pollution management. No prior experience with pollution management is needed, although the student is expected to have enthusiasm for the subject matter.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

  • LO-1 Explain the different pathways through which pollution enters the environment.
  • LO-2 Identify the various sources of air pollution and air pollution management methodologies.
  • LO-3 Identify the various sources of pollution of water resources and water pollution management methodologies.
  • LO-4 Explain how we manage solid wastes on a local and global scale.
  • LO-5 Describe the pollution issues associated with energy production and use.
  • LO-6 Evaluate the use of pesticides, their impact upon the environment and the philosophy behind Integrated Pest Management.
  • LO-7 Examine sources of pollution within the home environment.
  • LO-8 Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of zero waste/zero emissions.
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 %
Written Assignments 49.00 %
1 Air Pollution Summary 7.00 %
2 Air 7.00 %
3 Water 7.00 %
4 US Freshwater 7.00 %
5 NPL 7.00 %
6 Energy/PBT 7.00 %
7 Metals/Pesticides 7.00 %
Quizzes 12.00 %
Quiz 1: Understanding Pollution 6.00 %
Quiz 2 - Air Pollution 6.00 %
Final Assessment 15.00 %
Week 8 Final Assessment 15.00 %

Required Readings

See the Lessons section of the classroom for additional readings and weekly lecture notes

Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Understanding Environmental Pollution, 3rd Ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780521736695
Publication Info:Cambridge University Press
Author:Hill, Marquita
Unit Cost:$77.42

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.