Daniel A Jaffe
Unique course offerings designed to respond to faculty and student interests. Possible topics may include economic and environmental issues, air pollution, water quality, ecological restoration, global warming, or conservation biology.
This course will focus on water quality in the North Creek watershed at UWB. Students will carry out an extensive field experiment to investigate the WQ of North Creek. Extensive field work will be required of all students.
Student learning goals
How to design a long term WQ experiment and develop testable hypotheses.
How to carry out a WQ experiment.
How to analyze quantitative data on WQ.
How to write a technical report on WQ
Basic principles and WQ key parameters.
General method of instruction
A small amount of lectures by Prof. Student presentations. Extensive field measurements. Major final report on WQ of North Creek.
CHEM 142 AND 152 or equivalent is REQUIRED. BES 301 is REQUIRED.
Other environmental science classes helpful
Class assignments and grading
The final report will constitute about half of the class grade.Other activities (oral presentations, lab notebook, and one exam) will constitute the other half.