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Joseph H Cook
ESRM 429
Seattle Campus

Environmental Science and Resource Management Seminar

Weekly seminars covering water resources and watershed topics with lectures from scientists on and off campus. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

For graduate credit, register for CFR 529, FISH 529, PbAf 521, or CEE 599. Also offered for undergraduates as CEE 498.

Student learning goals

Students will be exposed to a variety of current issues having to do with water, a precious and increasingly scarce, resource.

Many talks present new research, and are of a technical nature, requiring a high level of concentration and attention on the part of the student.

Water resource issues are presented from a variety of perspectives and disciplines.

General method of instruction

Lectures followed by questions/answers.

Recommended preparation

Prompt attendance and sign-in by 8:30 is required for full credit for seminar attendance. Sign-ins up to 10 minutes late receive 1/2 credit. No credit for arriving over 10 minutes late to the seminar.

Class assignments and grading

This C/NC course is entirely attendance based.

Students are expected to attend to the lectures. Strict enforcement of a "no multi-tasking" during the seminar is enforced. No text messaging, web browsing, reading other material, etc., is permitted during the lecture. This policy is strictly enforced. You will be asked to turn off equipment and cease activities unrelated to taking notes and attending to the lecture.


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Robert L Edmonds
Date: 01/10/2011