Laboratory based course aimed at developing theoretical and practical knowledge in regards to nanoscience in toxicology and in the environment. Students will perform nanoparticle syntheses, characterization, fate and behavior studies or toxicology exposures. Learning formats will permit focus on areas of interest aimed at developing research skills.
Introduction to Nanoanalytics is a necessary course for all Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk (CENR) students. It is currently being taught as a 793 Special Topics course, and our hope is to make it a permanent Department of Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS) course offering.
In reviewing your New Course Proposal (NCP), ENHS 797, Dr. Hardin and I noticed several issues with the proposed syllabus. I will disapprove the proposal and you can make the recommended changes. Once you finish and resubmit, Dr. Scott will reapprove, I will re-review and send to the Arnold School Academic Programs Committee (APC) for review and comment. Following APC approval I will approve in APPS and send it forward to The Graduate School.
Please see here for excellent resources on syllabus development & examples: https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/cte/teaching_resources/coursedevelopment/steps_good_syllabus/index.php
For learning outcome verbs: https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/cte/teaching_resources/coursedevelopment/learning_outcomes/index.php
Suggestions for Syllabus Improvement:
Great example and sample templates of syllabi are also located on USC’s Center for Teaching Excellence website and they will meet with you to review your syllabus.
Here is a great link for syllabus development: http://www.sc.edu/provost/acadprog/forms/syllabus-guide.shtml
The ASPH commitee has asked that you address two of the learning outcomes: Numbers ii and iii. Both are worded as "have a practical knowledge", but need to be "demonstrate knowledge ..." where the ends of those outcomes need to explicitly specify how that knowledge will be demonstrated. Also, please take a look at the minor edits the committee applied to the final two objectives.
The committee also wanted to let you know that the USC Office of Student Disability Services has been renamed to the USC Student Disability Resource Center. We made that change for you in the syllabus.
As I commented last time, the ASPH commitee has asked that you address two of the learning outcomes: Numbers ii and iii. Both are worded as "have a practical knowledge", but need to be "demonstrate knowledge ..." where the ends of those outcomes need to explicitly specify how that knowledge will be demonstrated.
The last time, we made this change: "USC Office of Student Disability Services" was corrected to the new name which is the USC Student Disability Resource Center. However, this version of the syllabus has the old name again. Please change this to the new name.
Perhaps, you intended to include a new syllabus, but it was not saved?
ENHS 797 is an existing active course entitled "Global Environmental Health and Food Security". Therefore, a different course number should be used for this New Course Proposal.
Course number has been changed from 797 (which already existed) to 796 which is currently not used.