Winter 2011 – Water and Society Course – FISH 101

FISH 101: Water and Society (5) NW/I&S

MWF, 10:30-11:20 plus quiz section.

Instructors: Julian Olden and Daniel Schindler (course evaluations for these instructors are consistently greater than 4 pts on a 5 pt scale)

No prerequisites!  Great for Freshmen through seniors, all majors!  Honors section!

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  • Essential for life.
  • The oil of the 21st century.
  • Breeding ground of the most dangerous human diseases.
  • Losing species faster than any other ecosystem.
  • A reason to launch a war?

Come learn about how, despite the abundance of water on Earth, freshwater is coming under increasing pressure as human populations increase and climate warms.  These changes affect not only those ecosystems, but also human health and how we interact with each other both politically and socially.  Come learn about how social changes might reduce human impacts on fresh water systems, locally, nationally and internationally.  You’ll also learn how to calculate your own personal water footprint as well as those of Seattle businesses!