I and Organic Chemistry
|"Water Works Engineering",
Qasim, Motley, and Zhu, Prentice Hall PTE, 2000
Upon completion of the course,
civil engineering students will be able to assess water quality and solve
environmental engineering analysis and design problems in the area of
water treatment, including:
- Raw Water Intake, Screening,
- Flow Measurement
- Coagulation, Flocculation,
- Color, Taste, and Odor
- Disinfection and Fluoridation
- Water Stability
- Residual Processing and
- Plant Siting and Layout
Learning activities help students
meet the course goals. The learning activities are preparation, listening
and discussing, and practice.
- By preparation, I mean
reading technical information before class, primarily by reading assigned
material. This activity provides students with three benefits. First,
students arrive in class with some introduction to the material they
are expected to learn. Second, assigned readings often cover course
topics with greater breadth and depth than can be covered in class.
Thus, student learn more. Finally, learning how to effectively read
technical information takes practice, just like learning how to play
a sport or musical instrument. Many of the students taking this class
will spend their careers creating and/or reading technical information.
By "struggling" through difficult readings in college, students are
better prepared for work.
- You will listen to some
lecture, as this is an effective way to transmit information; however,
you are also expected to discuss material with the instructor and fellow
students in class.
- Finally, you will practice.
This will be done in two ways: working examples in class and for homework
and conducting laboratory exercises.
The evaluation activities
used in this class are linked to the learning activities.
- Quizzes: Quizzes
are used to evaluate your preparation for class. They occur before topics
are covered in class and are based on knowledge gained from assigned
readings. My goal is for students to carefully read assigned material.
Students should not skim over or spend inordinate time on the readings.
To help students, I provide a list of questions for each quiz.
Each quiz list identifies concepts, pictures, figures, and tables in
the readings that I particularly want you to understand. IMPORTANT:
When I design quizzes, I assume that each student has carefully read
the assigned material once, then used the study guide to identify important
items for further study. Quizzes are given twice: once to individuals,
then to small groups of students. This helps students learn all of the
topics covered on a given quiz and provides an opportunity for discussion.
When taking a group quiz, make sure that each student in your group
understands the questions and answers.
- Assigned Problems:
Assigned problems are used to evaluate all of the learning activities.
Specifically, they help me evaluate your ability to define and solve
problems. Your work must be your own; however, I encourage students
to compare answers. If you discover different answers, study each others
work, then rework and discuss the problem until you agree on an answer
(or agree to disagree). However, DO NOT COPY!. Use the Policy
tab at the top of this page to review my homework policies. Please email,
phone or stop by my office if--upon reviewing the text book and class
materials and discussing a problem with other students in the class--you
are unable to complete a problem.
- Exams: Two semester
exams and a final will be used to test your ability to independently
solve problems. These exams will be closed book and notes. An equation
sheet will be provided about a week before each exam. You can write
additional equations and solution methods on this sheet and bring it
to the exam.
- Laboratory Assignments:
Use the Lab tab at the top of this page to view material on the
|Grades in the course
will be based on the ten point scale (90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, etc.). Depending
upon class performance, the scale may be adjusted down, e.g., an 89 might
be an A. This will be done at the end of the semester. Points will be awarded
according to the following percentages: It is possible to change the distribution,
with agreement of all students in the class and myself.
|Any student in
this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her from fully
demonstrating his or her abilities should contact me personally as soon
as possible so that we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full
participation and facilitate your educational opportunity.
|You are encouraged
to work together on assignments. However, copying is not acceptable. Copied
assignments will receive a zero grade. Cheating on a test will cause the
student to receive a zero grade, at a minimum. If you are to miss an assignment
due date, exam, quiz, field trip, or laboratory session you must have a
valid excuse and notify me prior to the event (except in case of emergency).