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Currently Taught WATS Courses


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WATS 1200 BLS - Biodiversity and Sustainability. 
Spring - Dr. Edd Hammill. 
Spring 2020 Syllabus

WATS 2000 - Natural Resources Professional Orientation. 
Fall and Spring. Dr. Peter Wilcock, Kuhns, Busby, R. Schmidt
Fall 2019 Syllabus

WATS 2220 - General Ecology. 
Fall and Spring. Dr. Trisha Atwood, Dr. Mike King teach Spring Semester. Biology Instructor teaches Fall Semester.
King Spring 2020 Syllabus

WATS 2250 - Introductory Internship/Co-op.
Independent, Work with advisor

WATS 3000 DSC - Oceanography.  
Spring - Dr. Trisha Atwood.
Spring 2020 Syllabus

WATS 3100 DSC/CI - Fish Diversity and Conservation.
Fall - Dr. Timothy Walsworth.
Fall 2019 Syllabus (Jack McLaren)

WATS 3110 - Fish Diversity Laboratory.
Fall - Dr. Timothy Walsworth.

WATS 3450 - Introduction to Coral Reefs.
Field Course - Summer - Dr. Trisha Atwood and Dr. Edd Hammill - Syllabus

WATS 3600 - Geomorphology.
Fall - Dr. Joel Pederson (Odd years), Dr. Patrick Belmont (Even years).
Fall 2019 Syllabus (Dr. Rittenour)

WATS 3700 CI - Fundamentals of Watershed Science.
Spring - Dr. Soren Brothers.
Spring 2020 Syllabus.

WATS 3910 - Climatology and Hydrology for Western Watersheds.
Fall - Dr. Jiming Jin.
Fall 2019 Syllabus

WATS 4000/6000 - Natural Resources Teaching Experiences.
Fall and Spring - Nancy Mesner - Syllabus

WATS 4110/6110 - Biogeochemistry: Tracking Environmental Processes and Change.
Fall - Dr. Janice Brahney - Syllabus

WATS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op.
Independent, Work with Advisor.

WATS 4310/6310 - Wetland Ecology and Management.
Spring - Dr. Karin Kettenring and Dr. Frank Howe.

WATS 4490/6490 QI - Small Watershed Hydrology.
Spring  Dr. Patrick Belmont - Syllabus

WATS 4500/6500 - Limnology: Ecology of Inland Waters.
Fall - Dr. Janice Brahney.
Fall 2019 Syllabus

WATS 4510 - Aquatic Ecology Practicum.
Fall - Dr. Soren Brothers

WATS 4530/6530 - Water Quality and Pollution.
Fall – Nancy Mesner - Syllabus

WATS 4650/6650  - Principles in Fishery Management.
Spring - Dr. Brett Roper - Syllabus

WATS 4930/6920 - Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis.
Spring - Shannon Belmont.
Spring 2020 Syllabus.

WATS 4931/6921 - GIS Research.
Spring - Shannon Belmont.
Spring 2020 Syllabus.

WATS 4950 - Special Topics.
Fall, Spring, Summer, Independent, Work with advisor.

WATS 4960 - Directed Readings.
Fall, Spring, Summer, Independent, Work with advisor.

WATS 4970 - Undergraduate Research.
Fall, Spring, Summer, Independent, Work with advisor.

WATS 4980/6800/7800 - Watershed Sciences Departmental Seminar.
Fall, Spring

WATS 5150/6150 - Fluvial Geomorphology.
Spring - Dr. Jack Schmidt .
Spring 2020 Syllabus.

WATS 5200 - Fish Habitats.
Fall - Dr. Nick Bouwes.
Syllabus

WATS 5300 - Principles of Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration.
Spring - Dr. Karin Kettenring.
Syllabus

WATS 5310 - Ecology of Restoration and Wetland & Riparian Plants.
Spring - Dr. Karin Kettenring.
Syllabus

 

WATS 5330/6330 - Large River Management.
Spring - Dr. Jack Schmidt .
Spring 2020 Syllabus.

WATS 5340 - Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems Capstone I.
Fall - Dr. Peter Wilcock and Dr. Joe Wheaton.
Syllabus.

WATS 5350 - Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems Capstone II.
Spring - Dr. Peter Wilcock and Dr. Joe Wheaton.
Spring 2020 Syllabus. 

WATS 5550 - Freshwater Invertebrates.
Spring - Dr. Chuck Hawkins and Joe Kotynek.

WATS 5680/6880 - Paleoclimatology.
Spring - Dr. Joel Pederson

WATS 6050 - Aquatic Ecosystems and Water Resources Systems Modeling.
Fall - Dr. Sarah Null - Syllabus

WATS 6230/7230 - Fish Ecology.
Spring - Dr. Phaedra Budy.

WATS 6240 - Graduate Internship/Co-op.
Independent, Work with advisor.

WATS 6260 - Watershed Sciences Graduate Student Induction Course.
Fall - Course Website - Dr. Peter Wilcock

WATS 6400 - Communicating Science: A Short Course for Graduate Students.
Spring - Dr. Chuck Hawkins.
Spring 2020 Syllabus. 

WATS 6450 - Ecological Analysis with Mixed Effects Models.
Fall 

WATS 6491 - Streamflow Analysis.
Spring - Dr. Patrick Belmont.

WATS 6700 - Restoration Ecology.
Spring - Dr. Karin Kettenring.
Spring 2020 Syllabus.

WATS 6750 - Prioritzing Conservation and Management Actions with Marxan.
Spring - Dr. Edd Hammill
Spring 2020 Syllabus

WATS 6840  - Fluvial Hydraulics and Ecohydraulics.
Spring - Dr. Joe Wheaton.

WATS 6850 - Geomorphic Change Detection: Restoration Monitoring.
Spring - Short Course - Dates vary - Dr. Joe Wheaton.

WATS 6860 - Partnering with Beaver in Restoration Design.
Summer Field Course Dates and Locations Vary - Dr. Joe Wheaton

WATS 6870 - Ecology Seminar.
Fall

WATS 6910 - Directed Study.
Independent

WATS 6915 - GIS Fundamentals.
Spring - Shannon Belmont.
Spring 2020 Syllabus

WATS 6970 - Thesis Research.
Independent

WATS 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement.
Independent

WATS 7910 - Directed Study.
 Independent

WATS 7970 - Dissertation Research.
Independent

WATS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement.
Independent.