Master Course Outline
WTM 135
Issues in Agriculture and Natural Resources


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Explore the history of the Pacific Northwest relationship between people and water. Topics include different cultural views of water, from tribal, agricultural, municipal, recreational and transportation entities. State and Federal environmental policies affecting water will be analyzed. The evolution of Native American culture and the effects of water on the culture will also be examined. Formerly WMGT 135.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Evaluate cultural and political perspectives with regard to current agriculture and natural resource issues.
  • Collect and critique information from a variety of sources.
  • Formulate and present positions on agriculture and natural resource topics.
  • Integrate technical formatting and vocabulary into oral and written work.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior when presented with offering points of view.

  • Course Topics
  • Earth's atmosphere.
  • Water and atmospheric moisture.
  • Climate change.
  • Watershed ecology.
  • Weathering and erosion.
  • Water quality.
  • Stream corridor structure.
  • Water quality monitoring.
  • Ecosystem services.
  • Watershed enhancements.
  • Ecosystem and human interaction.
  • Tools for watershed monitoring and protection.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WTM 135
    Spring 2017
    1306
    Melissa Holecek
    WTM 135
    Spring 2017
    1304
    Melissa Holecek
    WTM 135
    Winter 2017
    1306
    Ann Bogard
    WTM 135
    Winter 2017
    1306
    Melissa Holecek
    WTM 135
    Fall 2016
    1306
    Ann Bogard


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
     
     
    X
    X
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.