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Fundamentals of Water Quality
Thomas Meixner, The University of Arizona
Introduction to chemical processes affecting the behavior of major and minor chemical species in the aquatic environment. Physical, equilibrium, inorganic/organic, and analytical principles as applied to natural ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity

Environmental Systems: Landscapes and Water
John Pitlick, University of Colorado at Boulder
This course introduces students to the sciences of hydrology and geomorphology, which are two branches of physical Geography dealing with earth surface processes.

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Geoscience:Soils, Geology:Environmental Geology, Geography:Physical

Sustainable Land Systems
John Motloch, Ball State University
This interdisciplinary course explores regions and sites as parts of complex adaptive systems; and the integration of economic and community development within these systems in ways that promote sustained ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Geoscience:Soils, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Sustainability

Hydrotopia: Water Resources Management in the West
Steven Burian, University of Utah
This is an interdisciplinary water management course. It is co-taught by an engineering instructor and an instructor from humanities. Students experience class sessions involving traditional lectures, guest speakers, position paper debates, and design charettes. Students are required to complete numerous in-class exercises, homework, three position papers, and a team project.

Subject: Environmental Science, :Policy, Water Quality and Quantity, Sociology, Business, Political Science, Engineering, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Geoscience:Hydrology

HWR203 - Arizona Water Issues
Jim Washburne, The University of Arizona
Students will research and discuss a wide range of topics related to the use and misuse of water throughout Arizona. Some of the fundamental tools for studying water will be used to examine questions ranging from ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience, :Hydrology:Ground Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water

Global Environmental Obstacles
Walter Borowski, Eastern Kentucky University
The course uses Mackenzie's Our Changing Planet as a template and investigates world population, diminishing water resources, anthropogenic effects on the atmosphere (ozone hole and acid rain), and global ...

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Environmental Science:Energy, Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Human Population, Air Quality, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion

Global Change and Human Health
The course begins by focusing on the dynamics of Earth's physical systems and the impacts of increasing human population on those systems, and concludes by examining several critical health issues in light of ...

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Health Sciences, Biology:Ecology, Geoscience, :Soils, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Air Quality, Water Quality and Quantity, Human Population, Ecosystems:Ecology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Soils and Agriculture

Agroecology
Bruno Borsari, Winona State University
An introduction to the theory of agroecology and the current practices of sustainable agriculture. The components of farm management will be studied within the context of a complex ecosystem. Class time will be ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Policy, Geoscience:Soils, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Sustainability, Geography:Human/Cultural

Hydrotopia: Toward a Hydraulic Society in the American West
Ed Barbanell, University of Utah
Interdisciplinary case study analysis of historical and emerging water issues in the western United States. Students learn the fundamental concepts and major issues related to water resources planning and ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:State Policy, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Policy:Local Policy, Environmental Decision-Making, Geoscience:Soils, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Policy:Environmental Ethics/Values, Geography:Human/Cultural, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Soils and Agriculture


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