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Watersheds & Water Resources Minor (W W R) - ARCHIVE

Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2007 -UCA

Watersheds & Water Resources Minor - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (W W R)

PROFESSOR C. GREGORY KNIGHT, Department of Geography, in charge

Watersheds are important landscape features that control the biogeochemistry of natural waters. This interdisciplinary minor enables students to learn the fundamental processes governing the transport and chemical evolution of surface and subsurface waters. It provides a complement to elective and required coursework in earth sciences, resource management, wastewater treatment, and/or environmental planning. Students in this program will learn to apply fundamental concepts of chemistry, biology, geoscience, and landscape evolution to processes operating at the watershed scale. Learning objectives for the minor include excellence in written and oral expression, the ability to collect and interpret data from dynamic natural systems, and rigor in scientific thought.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


Select 18 credits from the WWR committee's approved list of courses, which includes but is not limited to courses listed below (at least 6 credits must be taken at the 400 level):
ASM 327(3), BIOL 435(3), CE 270(3), CE 475(3), CHEM 034(3), ERM 200(1), ERM 411(3), ERM 424(1), FOR 470(3), FOR 471(1), GEOEE 408(3), GEOG 431(3), GEOSC 201(4), GEOSC 340(3), GEOSC 412(3), GEOSC 413(3), GEOSC 452(3), GEOSC 457(3), GEOSC 462(3), GEOSC 483(3), METEO 417(3), SOILS 415(3), WFS 309(3), WFS 410(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-05-015

Review Date: 2/15/00



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