Course Code: EVSP421 Course ID: 3341 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course is designed to review the practical application of watershed planning as a tool to manage land, water, and ecosystem resources. Students will explore the public policies and practices of watershed planning by examining case studies in water supply, water quality, drought, floodplain, and storm water management in the U.S. The watershed management curriculum will utilize a multi-disciplinary approach, involving the fields of geography, environmental science, geology, public policy, urban and regional land planning, geographic information systems (GIS) and engineering.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|02/22/21 - 07/30/21||08/02/21 - 09/26/21||Summer 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- LO-1 Explain the historical context of both simple and complex water issues.
- LO-2 Explain the natural physical processes of water.
- LO-3 Define the primary components of water quality.
- LO-4 Examine the impacts, both positive and negative, that water projects such as dams and irrigation systems have on the surrounding area.
- LO-5 Describe the water resources management responsibilities of such agencies that exist at the local, state, regional and federal levels.
- LO-6 Analyze those aspects of the environment that are at risk from water shortages, poor water quality, or water development projects.
- LO-7 Integrate knowledge of the roles that geography, climate, technology, and population growth play in all aspects of water use.
- LO-8 Evaluate how water conflicts are resolved around the world.
|Forum 1||3.00 %|
|Forum 2||3.00 %|
|Forum 3||3.00 %|
|Forum 4||3.00 %|
|Forum 5||3.00 %|
|Forum 6||3.00 %|
|Forum 7||3.00 %|
|Forum 8||3.00 %|
|Quiz 1 (Wk 2)||10.00 %|
|Quiz 2 (Wk 3)||10.00 %|
|Quiz 3 (Wk 5)||10.00 %|
|Quiz 4 (Wk 6)||10.00 %|
|Quiz 5 (Wk 7)||10.00 %|
|Project Proposal||5.00 %|
|Final Project Proposal (Wk 4)||5.00 %|
|Final Project||21.00 %|
|Final Project (Wk 8)||21.00 %|
See the Lessons section of the classroom for additional readings and weekly lecture notes
Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:
- Environmental Science: http://apus.libguides.com/environmental_science
- Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
|Book Title:||Water Resources in the Built Environment: Management Issues and Solutions - e-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Publication Info:||Wiley Lib|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.