Jul 15, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 4050 - Water Resources

Hours: 4
Water will be to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th century; global climate change, for example, will be most profoundly manifested as changes in water quantity and quality. This partner course therefore views sustainability through the lens of water resources by examining the water cycle, water supply, aquatic food chain dynamics, water quality, and waterborne diseases from a sustainability perspective. In addition to other selected readings, Aldo Leopold’s classic, A Sand County Almanac, is used to explore environmental science in both the cognitive and affective domains. In the spirit of Leopold, students do an outdoor phenology (seasonal change) study project as a way of being in nature.