Water Business Minor - Core Courses

Required Courses

BIOLOGY 214 - Ecology and Society

A study of basic ecological concepts and their application to the identification, understanding, and abatement of contemporary environmental problems. Special emphasis is given to those problems resulting from man and his activities. This course is accepted as a course in conservation required for teacher licensure in the sciences.


GEOGRAPHY 252 - Human Environmental Problems

An introduction to environmental problems and their complexities. Attention is given to alternative solutions to such problems and the implications these alternatives have for the total environment. The course emphasizes the evaluation of the interrelationships between the environmental resource demands of people and the actual resource base of the earth.

CHEM 100 - Chemistry for the Consumer

A critical examination of those chemical products which have a significant impact upon the daily life of the consumer. Attention will be focused from the consumer viewpoint upon food additives, prescription and non-prescription drugs, fuels, pesticides, detergents, synthetic fibers and plastics. Meets General Studies laboratory science requirements.


CHEM 102 - Introductory Chemistry

An introduction to the general concepts of chemistry including matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, reactions and stoichiometry, gas laws, changes of state, thermochemistry, acid-base theory, solutions, colloids, kinetics, equilibria and electrochemistry.

GEOGRAPHY 210 - Physical Geography

A study of selected physical aspects of our geographic environment. Emphasis is given to the origin and characteristic features of topographic, climatic, vegetative and soil regions of the earth and to their interrelationships. The ultimate objective is to provide a foundation upon which to build a better understanding of human interrelationships with the physical environment. Field trips are normally taken.


GEOLOGY 301 - Environmental Geology

A study of geological phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanism, mass movements, river processes, coastal processes etc. and their impacts on society and enviroment. Special emphasis will be placed on examining remedial measures against geological hazards and how human actions influence natural geological processes. Three lecture hours per week.