Biology 675
“In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival,
water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference.”
--Rachel Carson

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BIOL 675—Honors colloquium in Biology

The Global Struggle for Water

Water scarcity now poses serious constraints on food security, ecological health, and regional peace and stability in many parts of the world. This course examines the history of water development, the signs and consequences of water scarcity today, and the emerging politics of water. Case studies provide an opportunity to grapple with real-world problems.

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 Glossary: Drinking water | Wastewater
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"These temple-destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar. Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water-tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man."
--John Muir


Honors credit will be received in this and a concurrent 100 or 200 level Biology course upon successful completion of this course. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in any non-Honors Biology level 100 or 200 course. Meets Friday 1:10-2:00 p.m.


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