ENMG 6100: Management of Land and Water Resources
This course covers the basic theories used in the management of land and water resources. A variety of management techniques will be examined that pertain to conservation and protection of resources used by the public, including recreational waters, private and public lands, watersheds, and energy. Land and water use tenets and restrictions will be investigated. A field trip will provide the opportunity to see concepts in a real world setting. Special attention will be given to basic geological theories and the importance of grasping the fundamental principles influencing strategies for determining best management practices. Recognizing and coping with geohazards will be an important facet of this course. The role of public policy and its development will also be covered.
- Students know the basic concepts of environmental management of land and water resources including soils, water quality, air pollution, and water management in the global environment
- Students review case histories that have had impacts on environmental health and safety and which relate to the conservation and protection of natural resources.
- Students can identify environmental hazards in a field environment.
- Students can conduct environmental research and publish findings.
It is assumed the student has adequate writing and analytical skills. Also, as for all Internet courses, the student must be disciplined and self-motivated. Completion of ENMG 5000, Environmental Science.
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The course will be conducted entirely online. Students are expected to participate in all course activities as assigned by the instructor. Course activities may include extensive reading, papers, presentations, discussions, article reviews, exams, and/or group projects.
University policies are provided in the current course catalog and course schedules. They are also available on the university website. This class is governed by the university's published policies. The following policies are of particular interest:
The university is committed to high standards of academic honesty. Students will be held responsible for violations of these standards. Please refer to the university's academic honesty policies for a definition of academic dishonesty and potential disciplinary actions associated with it.
Drops and Withdrawals:
Please be aware that, should you choose to drop or withdraw from this course, the date on which you notify the university of your decision will determine the amount of tuition refund you receive. Please refer to the university policies on drops and withdrawals (published elsewhere) to find out what the deadlines are for dropping a course with a full refund and for withdrawing from a course with a partial refund.
Since every student is entitled to full participation in class without interruption, disruption of class by inconsiderate behavior is not acceptable. Students are expected to treat the instructor and other students with dignity and respect, especially in cases where a diversity of opinion arises. Students who engage in disruptive behavior are subject to disciplinary action, including removal from the course.
Student Assignments Retained:
From time to time, the department will retain student assignments or projects for the purpose of academic assessment. In every case, should the assignment or project be shared outside the academic Department, the student's name and all identifying information about that student will be redacted from the assignment or project.
This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.