Aug 08, 2022  
Mansfield University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Watershed Management Minor

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Offered by the Department of Geosciences
Professor Dodson (chairperson)
Associate Professors Demchak, Kopf, Stocks
Assistant Professor Rothermel

The minor in Watershed Management is designed to provide specific coursework to students interested in watershed protection and sustainability.  It is interdisciplinary and challenging. 

Program Objectives:

We are here to teach.  Excellence in education is a priority for us.  We pledge to provide a substantive, up-to-date curriculum for each of our programs.  And we will ensure that our students graduate with practical, applied skills that supplement their more general knowledge base.

We are here to learn.  Geography and geology are dynamic disciplines whose insights and techniques are continually changing.  It is incumbent upon us to grow with our discipline.

We are here to serve.  We serve students by providing a broad range of general education classes.  We serve our majors by providing guidance and interaction in a supportive atmosphere.  We serve the University by membership on committees and by advising student organizations.  And we serve the community by providing input to local organizations and government agencies.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will properly use field equipment such as flow meters, water quality test kits, pH meters and soil color charts.
  2. Students will perform a watershed assessment and develop a watershed protection or restoration plan.
  3. Students will produce and interpret maps, images, charts and other graphic data
  4. Students will explain the dynamics of and interactions between the four basic components of the Earth’s physical system:  atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere
  5. Students will explain how human actions impact the environment on local, regional and global scales
  6. Students will develop, investigate and present a research problem

19 - 21 s.h.

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