The teaching page of Al Armendariz
I teach classes at multiple academic levels, for freshmen, juniors, and graduate students. Each year my teaching schedule changes, but it is usually a mix of the following classes.
I founded and created the course ENCE 1331 - Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences. It is a freshmen-level course open to students from all majors and departments at SMU. SMU requires all undergraduate students to complete two science classes as part of the liberal arts General Education Curriculum (GEC). This meteorology course satisfies one class of the GEC science requirement. Because of it's popularity, we have added Mr. Ron Jackson, a local AMS-certified meteorologist to teach additional sections of the course with me. The class is offered most fall, spring, and summer semesters. You can see a copy of a recent class syllabus here. The class reviews the fundamentals of atmospheric sciences, weather forecasting, climate change, and other topics. The textbook we use is "Meteorology Today" by Ahrens which you can read about here.
I teach the junior-level engineering course ENCE 3431 - Fundamentals of Air Quality. It is a required class for SMU environmental engineering majors, and it is also a good optional course for mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering students. The class is offered every fall semester. You can get a copy of a recent class syllabus here. We review the sources, fate and transport, and control of air pollutants like SO2, NOx, PM, CO2 and other greenhouse gases. We review the operation and design of technology like selective catalytic reduction (SCR), baghouses, flue gas desulfurization scrubbers (FGD), and the catalytic converter on gasoline automobiles.
I am going to teach a junior-level engineering course ENCE 3451 - Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health in the Spring 2009 semester. It is required for SMU environmental engineering majors, with application to other engineers thinking of careers in the manufacturing or mining sectors, as well as science/engineering students on the pre-med track. The text we will be using is "Industrial Hygiene Control of Airborne Chemical Hazards" by William Popendorf.
I teach a graduate-level course, Aerosol Mechanics - ENCE 5335/7335. It is open to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students. It satisfies degree requirements for environmental engineering majors and is a good optional class for mechanical engineering students as well. It is offered during spring semesters and you can see a copy of a recent syllabus here.
I have been very fortunate to be recognized by students in recent years with teaching awards.
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Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering
SMU School of Engineering