EARTH 109 - Water and Society
Fall 2023, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GEOSCI 206 or EARTH 206 or ENVIRON 206.
Waitlist Capacity:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Partial Term 10/18/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This mini-course focuses on problems encountered through the unsustainable use of water resources and the resultant impact on society. We will analyze case studies with an emphasis on the Great Lakes Region, California, and the southwestern US. An introduction to the hydrological cycle and principles of surface and groundwater hydrology will be provided.

Course Requirements:

Weekly quizzes and a final exam will be taken remotely and are open note and will be given through Canvas. The final grade will be based on weekly mini-quizzes and the final exam.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students who are interested in learning about water resources.

Class Format:

This is a minicourse that meets for one hour, twice weekly, for half the term. Lectures are available on Lecture Capture and in-person attendance is not required.


EARTH 109 - Water and Society
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Partial Term 10/18/23 - 12/6/23
Note: Half-term minicourse. Meets middle of October thru the beginning of December.

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