Master Course Outline
WTM 139
Watershed Management


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
This course explores Earth systems and natural processes that shape the Earth. Watershed delineations, water and nutrient cycles, and the influences of land management techniques and policies on water quality, quantity, and timing are covered. The course includes climatic conditions and the effects climate changes have on water quantity and quality. The course also explores the impact of various management practices on terrestrial system stability. Formerly WMGT 139.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Delineate watersheds on topographic maps and interpret map features.
  • Summarize and compare how different watersheds, and components of watersheds, function.
  • Explain how climatic conditions affect watershed functions.
  • Describe and explain common restoration needs within a watershed.
  • Summarize the purpose of a sample protection and restoration plan.
  • Identify types of map projections and compare their accuracy.
  • Describe atmospheric layers in terms of temperature, composition, and function.
  • Classify types of mass movements and describe how they occur.
  • Discuss the ecological significance of current environmental issues, policies, and watershed management decisions.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WTM 139
    Fall 2017
    1309
    Melissa Holecek
    WTM 139
    Fall 2016
    1309
    Melissa Holecek
    WTM 139
    Fall 2015
    1309
    Melissa Holecek
    WTM 139
    Fall 2014
    1309
    Melissa Holecek
    WTM 139
    Fall 2013
    1309
    Melissa Holecek


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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