240-492 Environmental Impact Assessment. 3 cr. Study and evaluation of the impacts of large scale projects on the quality of the environment, with emphasis on the assessment of physical and community impacts. Impact statement preparation. Prereq: sr st.
Textbook: Collection of articles, reports and software from The Cement Literature on Impact Assessment.
References: Environmental Impact Assessment, Larry W. Canter, McGraw Hill, 1977. Environmental Impact Analysis Handbook, John C. Rau and David C. Wooten, McGraw Hill, 1980.
Goals: This course shows how different impacts of civil engineering projects can be both quantitatively and qualitatively assessed. It discusses how environ- mental concerns may be incorporated into the design of large engineering systems. It emphasizes a con- sistent approach to evaluation that can be adapted to any type of project.
Topics: (Each class is 1-1/2 hours.)