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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 24, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 3003 - Damn Dams!

Hours: 3
Dams are intertwined with human history. Dams on the Nile and the Tigris and Euphrates rivers helped sustain the Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures. In fact, if it weren’t for dams, cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix would struggle to provide their citizens with water. Dams and the reservoirs behind them also present environmental challenges related to their construction, their use and the eventual demise. They displace peoples and wildlife, block the distribution of biological populations, produce greenhouse gasses, and can be a threat to and public safety. A consideration of two different perspectives of dams: recognizing dams are needed in order to maintain water supplies and manage water resources, and seeing dams as environmental impediments that need to be eradicated.
Prerequisites: Junior standing or above, and a minimum of one course from at least four of the following INST threads: 2000, 2200, 2400, 2600, and 2800.