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Environmental Science

ENVS 327W Water Resources of the Western US (4)

This course takes a systems approach to examining the water resources of the US West. Emphasis is placed on evaluating water resources from a variety of scales and perspectives, using the Colorado, Klamath, and Columbia River basins as case studies. Through intensive reading and discussion students will explore how earth systems (water cycle, climate, etc.) and social systems (economics, law, policy, culture, etc.) interact and influence water resources issues in the Western US. Students will expand on these case studies by preparing a literature review or research paper on a topic of interest.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered; Natural Sciences
  • Prerequisite: ENVS 120 and ENVS 121
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Arabas

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