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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


School of Freshwater Sciences


FRSHWTR Freshwater Sciences



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461 Politics and Policy of Sustainability. 3 cr. U/G. Principles of environmental policy, governance, and management for global sustainability.|CES 461, Global 461 & FrshWtr 461 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; CES 210(P) & Global 361(C), or cons instr.
464 Chemical Hydrogeology. 3 cr. U/G. Natural chemical processes that occur in groundwater systems, how they are modified by human activity and contamination, and attempts to regulate them. Lec, lab.|Frshwtr 464 & Geo Sci 464 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Chem 102(P)
496 UROP Apprenticeship, Upper-Level. 1-3 cr. U. Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff. One credit for 45 hrs research.|Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Prereq: jr st; acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
498 Undergraduate Research. 1-3 cr. U. Undergraduate research on faculty-supervised research projects.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
502 Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics. 3 cr. U/G. Interdisciplinary, quantitative approach to understanding large lake dynamic processes, including geological formation, hydrology, hydrodynamics, chemistry and the dynamics of plankton and fish communities.|Prereq: jr st; 1 sem calculus or algebra; 2 sem Physics, Chem, or Bio Sci; or cons instr.
504 Quantitative Freshwater Analysis. 3 cr. U/G. A fundamental set of tools for the quantitative analysis of environmental data sets, with an emphasis on the calculation of reservoirs, residence times and rates in aquatic systems.|Prereq: jr st; 1 sem calculus, Physics, Chem, & Bio Sci; or cons instr.
506 Environmental Health of Freshwater Ecosystems. 3 cr. U/G. The influences of human-induced environmental change on the health of freshwater ecosystems and humans who interact with these systems.|Prereq: jr st.
508 Freshwater Engineering. 3 cr. U/G. Engineering principles of freshwater resources, including hydrology, hydraulics, water chemistry, water and wastewater treatment technologies.|Prereq: jr st.
510 Economics, Policy and Management of Water. 3 cr. U/G. The impact of economics, policy and management decisions on our freshwater resources and how science and economics affect these decisions.|Prereq: jr st.
511 Ichthyology. 3 cr. U/G. The diverse biology of fishes focusing on behavioral, biomechanical, genetic, and physiological adaptions to diverse ecological systems.|Bio Sci 511 & FrshWtr 511 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Bio Sci 310(P); or cons instr.
512 Freshwater Sciences Practicum: (Subtitled). 2-4 cr. U/G. Diverse opportunities for practical, hands-on experience in the practice of freshwater science with emphasis on team work, problem solving, field work, and dissemination of results.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st, Frshwtr 502(P) & 504(P); or cons instr.
522 Aquatic Organic Biogeochemistry. 3 cr. U/G. Fluxes and biogeochemical cycling pathways of dissolved, colloidal and particulate organic matter across interfaces in aquatic systems.|Prereq: jr st & 1 sem Chem; or cons instr.
562 Principles of Aquaculture Systems. 3 cr. U/G. Physical and chemical aspects of intensive & recirculating operations of aquaculture production systems.|Prereq: jr st; BioSci 152 (P); Chem 104(P); Math 116(P).
563 Finfish Aquaculture and Nutrition Principles. 3 cr. U/G. Principles of aquaculture and fish nutrition; emphasis on Great Lakes; future challenges to aquaculture development in North America.|Prereq: jr st; Bio Sci 152(P); Chem 104(P).
564 Aquaculture Water Chemistry and Microbiology. 3 cr. U/G. Principles of water chemistry & microbial conversion of nutrients; microorganisms that impact fish health; for successful operation of intensive aquaculture operations.|Prereq: jr st; Bio Sci 152(P); Chem 104(P); Bio Sci 101(P) or 383(P).
565 (effective 01/26/2015) Fish Health. 3 cr. U/G. Overview of current and emerging fish diseases and treatment strategies to diagnose and identify pathogens and disease to mitigate spread of disease.|Prereq: jr st; Bio Sci 152(P); Chem 104(P).
610 Freshwater Inland Seas. 3 cr. U/G. An oceanographic approach to the study of freshwater inland seas with regard to geology, hydrodynamics, climate, interactions with land, wetlands, streams, and biota interactions.|Prereq: jr st; one upper-division natural science course.
611 Environmental Change and Freshwater Ecosystem Health. 3 cr. U/G. An integrated, holistic approach to the impacts of global climate change on freshwater ecosystems from the population to the molecular levels.|Prereq: jr st; one upper-division natural science course.
621 (Bio Sci 521) Benthic Ecology. 3 cr. U/G. Chemophysical and biological interactions in freshwater and marine systems. Emphasis on invertebrate ecology. 2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab.|Req'd field work for which fee is assessed. Prereq: sr st & cons instr; or grad st.
650 Topics in Freshwater Sciences: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Current issues in freshwater sciences.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
690 Undergraduate Seminar in Freshwater Sciences: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. Seminar on topics of current interest in freshwater sciences.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
695 Independent Study in Freshwater Sciences for Biological Sciences Students. 1-3 cr. U. Independent and original research on a topic not available as a regular course; conducted under the direction of faculty or staff scientist from the School of Freshwater Science.|Bio Sci 695 & FrshWtr 695 are jointly offered; w/same subject, they count as repeats of one another. Retakable to 6 cr max. Satisfies Bio Sci research req; does not count as a Bio Sci lab course. Prereq: jr st; Bio Sci 310(P), 315(P), 316(P), 325(P), & 383(P); 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
699 Independent Study for Undergraduates. 1-3 cr. U. Independent study on a topic not available as a regular course; conducted under the supervision of a faculty member; requires approved study proposal.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.

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