Oct 16, 2019  
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GEOG 273 - Geography of Rivers


Description:
Drawing on local, regional, and global case studies, this course examines rivers as bio-physical systems, impacted by natural and anthropogenic forces. Focus is placed on human development of floodplains and ecosystem functioning within riparian areas. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the variety of diverse cultural, social, political, and economic drivers and institutions present in modifying riparian corridors.  Students will analyze how these diverse stakeholders and institutions affect issues of equality, access to resources, and human well-being.
  • Define and explain the economic impacts, social processes, and political factors that influence floodplain development and management.  Students will analyze how these modifications affect the sustainability and ecologic viability of floodplain ecosystems.
  • Analyze the relevant laws and policies governing water management and how they affect water allocations, and ecological conditions.  Students will describe the adaptation of environmental laws and management policies that impact riverine infrastructure and its use.
  • Describe the adaptation of environmental laws, the theories behind the creation of those management policies that impact riverine infrastructure, their use, and their impact on sustainability and ecologic viability of floodplain ecosystems.  
  • Recognize the ecological impacts anthropogenic modification of riparian habitats has on various species.
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
11/2/17



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