CE 397 Environmental Risk Assessment
Spring 1998
Review for Midterm Exam

The material is classified according to Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives:
Level Title  Meaning
1 Knowledge Definitions, facts, formulas
2 Comprehension Explanation of definitions, formulas, problem solving procedures
3 Application Know how to use a formula or procedure to solve simple problems
4 Analysis Break down a complex problem and solve by steps
5 Synthesis Derivation of basic formulas, design of new systems
6 Evaluation Advantages and limitations of alternative approaches
Lecture Topic Level
1 Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment 2
2 Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics 3
3 Transport Processes 4
4 Transfer Processes 4
5 Pathway Analysis and Risk Assessment, a Case Study (John Till) 2
6 A Regulatory Perspective for Risk-Based Decisions for Corrective Action (Jim Rocco) 2
7 Water Pollution Sources 2
8 Site Conceptual Model for Exposure Pathway Analysis (Lesley Hay Wilson) 4
9 Sources of atmospheric pollution 2
10 Atmospheric transport 2
11 Gaussian Plume Model 4
12 Gaussian Plume model 4
13 Indoor Air 2
14 Review Session
Source Topic Level
Applied Hydrology, Sec 11.1-11.3 Fundamentals of probability and statistics 3
Handbook of Hydrology, Sec. 14-1-14.3 Water pollution sources 2
Silent Spring (Rachel Carson), Ch. 1-2 Environmental contamination  2

Dr Corsi distributed a number of papers that were to give more advanced knowledge than that contained in the lectures.  His intent is that you focus on the lecture materials and the notes he handed out to back up the oral presentations rather than on the Journal articles.

You may bring one 8.5" x 11" review sheet to the exam with you with anything written on it that you desire.

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