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Using the Mississippi River Watershed Module in Introduction to Environmental Economics
Anna Klis, Northern Illinois University
This course offers an overview of economic analyses of environmental issues like pollution and resource management for non-majors. Students will receive an introduction to marginal thinking, market-based solutions, valuation techniques, and government intervention, with a focus on current issues and applying economics in an interdisciplinary manner to other environmental fields.

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Economics:Macro, Micro, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Economics
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):College Introductory

Using the Mississippi River Watershed Module in Accounting Research and Analysis
Lindsay Meermans, Wittenberg University
The role of accounting research and analysis and its purpose in advancing accounting theory. Topics are at the discretion of the professor and can include technical writing and research using the FASB Codification, career development, fraud detection, and current topics in the accounting discipline.

Subject: Business:Accounting
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)

Using the Mississippi River Watershed Module in Geomicrobiology
Wesley Swingley, Northern Illinois University
Role of microorganisms in diverse environments at and below the surface of the earth. Topics include life in extreme environments, biodegradation and remediation, biogeochemical cycling, and astrobiology examined from the perspectives of geochemistry, microbial ecology, molecular biology, and ecosystem studies.

Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Biology:Biogeochemistry
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)

Using the Mississippi River Watershed Module in Cultural Anthropology
Nona Moskowitz, Wittenberg University
What is culture? Where is it located? How does it make meaning in our lives? In this course, we explore the diversity of human society by examining culture and the innumerable ways it permeates all facets of life. In our readings we travel around the world looking at cross-cultural diversity in order to understand what culture is and to engage in the questions that cultural anthropologists ask. Understanding the cultural diversity in our world sheds light on our own practices and systems of meaning. With this in mind, we look abroad in order to understand our own practices here in the United States.

Subject: Anthropology
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):College Introductory

Using the Mississippi River Watershed Module in Principles of Microeconomics (Honors)
Laura Jackson Young, Bentley University
Principles of Microeconomics (Honor)s is a semester-long course which focuses on microeconomics. It is designed to provide the newcomer to economics with an understanding of the economic way of thinking and a set of microeconomic tools and models which will be useful for analyzing real world economic problems. 

Subject: Economics:Markets, Micro, Micro policy
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):College Introductory, College Lower (13-14)

Using the Mississippi River Watershed Module in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Sustainability
Bart Sharp, Northern Illinois University
Examination of strategic aspects of launching and scaling an entrepreneurial venture with a focus on opportunity identification, feasibility analysis, sustainability and business planning. Develops knowledge about innovation in a variety of contexts.

Subject: Business:Entrepreneurship
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):College Introductory

Using the Mississippi River Watershed Module in Biological Fate of Drugs
This course will cover the process of drug discovery, where we find new drugs, and how these drugs are approved by the FDA. We will look at the clinical information used to drive approval decisions and look at how drugs are priced and marketed to the public. We will then transition to a closer analysis of how drugs actually work in the body. We will look at what drugs actually are, and how their chemical structure will impact their ability cause a biological effect. We will end with an investigation into where drugs end up once taken – why can we find antibiotics in most drinking water, and what can we do about it?

Subject: Biology:Anatomy & Physiology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Health Sciences, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Bio/Medical Wastes, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)

Using the Mississippi River Watershed Module in Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Production
Theodore Hogan, Northern Illinois University
This is a semester-long General Education course that uses active learning to explore the concepts of sustainability through the paper, plastic and metal in a charger cable or other simple phone accessory. Students teams learn about the life cycles of each of these materials, and weigh each of the materials and quantitate the production environmental impacts on water, air and soil and human health impacts.

Subject: Environmental Science:Air Quality:Pollutants, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Pollutants, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Sustainability
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Introductory

Using the Mississippi River Watershed Module in Science of Sustainability
Ryan Bouldin, Bentley University
This course examines the scientific basis for human development that provides people with a better life without sacrificing and/or depleting Earth's resources or causing environmental impacts that will undercut future generations. A service-learning project concerning conservation, recycling and reuse of everyday materials and products in the local area is a major component of the course.

Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):College Introductory

Using the Mississippi River Watershed Module in Managing a User-Centered Design Team (graduate course)
Jon Ericson, Bentley University
Through readings, short papers and team projects, students examine common project-management problems that can adversely affect usability, define the implications of those problems for the user interface, and apply selected project-management techniques for anticipating and managing usability issues.

Subject: Business:Management, Information Systems, Operations/Supply Chain Management
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional