Robert Joseph Turner
Examines different subjects or problems from an interdisciplinary framework.
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
General curiosity. An interest in the natural world and our interactions with it. Willingness to get wet.
Class assignments and grading