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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ENV 2100 - Basic Water Sampling and Analysis

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Completion of General Studies requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, Quantitative Literacy, and Natural and Physical Sciences

Description: Water quality information, including the consequences of pollution and other disturbances, is commonly used to indicate the health of an ecosystem. This course exposes students to the methods and techniques used in water quality sampling. Students will learn how to collect water samples in the field, analyze their results, and summarize the implications of the results. Students will also have the opportunity to learn how to collect and identify aquatic insects as an indicator of environmental health.

Field Trips: Field sampling of the Cherry Creek and a one-day field trip on a weekend are mandatory.

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