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Robert Joseph Turner
BIS 293
Bothell Campus

Special Topics

Examines different subjects or problems from an interdisciplinary framework.

Class description

The subtitle of this course is Estuaries and Coastlines. The coastal zone is the frontline of the human/nature conflict. We will investigate the unique values and hazards of coastal ecosystems worldwide and evaluate the ramifications for human security and prosperity as we love the coast to death. Special emphasis will be placed on characterizing the nature and future of Puget Sound.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

1/3 lecture 1/3 student presentation and discussion 1/3 field trips/field work

Recommended preparation

General curiosity. An interest in the natural world and our interactions with it. Willingness to get wet.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Date: 04/20/2007