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Environmental Engineering (ENVE)

ENVE 301W Environmental Microbiology (3) Fundamentals of microbial ecology and environmental microbiology with an emphasis on aspects of these fields important to environmental engineers.


ENVE 301W Environmental Microbiology (3)

This course provides students with the skills necessary to understand and effectively communicate environmental aspects of microorganisms. There are laboratory exercises associated with each of the related topics. Subjects include both water quality and treatment. The emphasis in the course will be on the development of the appropriate writing and speaking skills. As such, formal grading will be reserved for completed assignments only. This does not imply that students will be expected to produce these completed assignments quickly and in a single draft. For three assignments-the non-technical summary, the review paper, and the laboratory report-students will be required to submit draft copies for evaluation and suggestions for improvement. The students will then revise these assignments and submit them for either reevaluation or grading. For the remaining assignments in the course, students will have the option to submit a draft copy for evaluation before a final copy is graded. This, of course, necessitates that due dates for assignments be somewhat flexible. Within the time constraints of the semester, the opportunity to rewrite and revise an assignment will be given priority over a fixed due date. Examination and Grading: ENVE 301W will be divided between lecture and laboratory portions of the course. The lecture will count for 60% of the final grade; while the laboratory will count for 40% of the grade. Each will have a significant writing component.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: CHEM 110 andCHEM 111

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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