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Course ID:CRSS(WASR) 1020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Water Resources
Course
Description:
An introduction to the science and policy related to managing fresh water resources. Fundamental hydrologic processes, how the United States has managed water through history, and the environmental impact of water resources management will be included.
Athena Title:WATER RESOURCES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 1020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR 3900. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Water and Soil Resources Internship
Course
Description:
Students will work with a business, government agency, or other organization to gain professional experience related to the Water and Soil Resources major.
Athena Title:Water and Soil Internship
Nontraditional Format:Internship. Students may receive one hour of credit for every 100 hours of work experience. Only three credit hours from this course may be used towards graduation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:WASR(FORS) 4000/6000-4000L/6000L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Forest Soil Management
Course
Description:
Morphological, physical, and chemical soil properties affecting tree growth and forest productivity; evaluation of soils and site quality; preparation of forest sites for planting, diagnosis, and correction of nutrient limitations; use of forest soil systems for waste treatment.
Athena Title:FOR SOIL MANAGEMENT
Nontraditional Format:One Friday and one Friday-Saturday field trip are required.
Prerequisite:CRSS 3050-3050L or CRSS(FORS) 3060-3060L or CRSS(FANR) 3060-3060L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR(FORS) 4110/6110-4110L/6110L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Forest Hydrology
Course
Description:
Multidisciplinary examination of the terrestrial components of the hydrologic cycle focusing on the qualitative analysis of precipitation, snowmelt, runoff generation, routing, infiltration, and subsurface flow and transport. Emphasis is on the definition of hydrologic processes, identification of hydrologic resources, development of environmental monitoring techniques, and application to hydrologic resources management.
Athena Title:FOREST HYDROLOGY
Prerequisite:ENGR 3410 or CRSS(FORS) 3060-3060L or CRSS(FANR) 3060-3060L or GEOL 4220/6220 or GEOG 4030/6030 or ECOL 3520 or CRSS 3050-3050L or CRSS 4600/6600-4600L/6600L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(FISH)(WASR) 4310/6310-4310L/6310L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Freshwater Ecosystems
Course
Description:
Aquatic ecosystems (lakes and streams) and their biota. Linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Athena Title:FRESHWTR ECOSYS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4310/6310-4310L/6310L
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or ECOL 3505H-3505L or FANR 3200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR 4400-4400L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Wetlands
Course
Description:
Introduction to wetland systems and regulation. Wetland geomorphology, hydrology, soils, chemistry, vegetation, animal communities, response to land management, functional description, and legal considerations. Practical training in measuring and characterizing wetland features as well as delineating wetland boundaries and assessing wetland function.
Athena Title:WETLANDS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4140-4140L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Quantitative Methods in Hydrology
Course
Description:
Advanced analysis of hydrologic processes to provide a theoretical understanding of precipitation, evapotranspiration, streamflow, groundwater occurrence and movement, and soil zone flow and transport. Emphasis is upon quantitative methods used in conjunction with field and laboratory data to identify flow and transport dynamics in hydrologic systems.
Athena Title:QUANT HYDROLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4120/6120
Prerequisite:ENGR 3410 or CRSS(FORS) 3060-3060L or CRSS(FANR) 3060-3060L or WASR(FORS) 4110/6110-4110L/6110L or FORS 4110/6110-4110L/6110L or GEOL 4220/6220 or GEOG 4030/6030 or CRSS 4600/6600-4600L/6600L or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CRSS(WASR) 4660/6660. 3 hours.
Course Title:Hydrogeochemical Characterization of Environmental Field Sites
Course
Description:
Analysis of soils, sediment, rocks, water for important organic and inorganic contaminants. Chromatography, atomic adsorption, and plasma emission spectroscopy, field sampling and measurements. Quality assurance/quality control, data reporting, computer use in analysis.
Athena Title:ENVIRON MEASUREMENT
Prerequisite:CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L and CRSS(FANR) 3060
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR(CRSS)(ECOL)(ENGR)(GEOG)(GEOL) 4700L/6700L. 3 hours. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Hydrology, Geology, and Soils of Georgia
Course
Description:
This field course focuses on the physical environment of Georgia by examining the diverse geology, soils, and surface and subsurface hydrologic processes within the state. We will travel to all of Georgia's physiographic areas, visiting mines, farms, forests, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and estuaries to explore the influence of human activities on the physical environment.
Athena Title:HYDROLOGY FIELD LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS(ENGR)(CRSS)(GEOL)(GEOG)(ECOL) 4170L/6170L
Nontraditional Format:This is a Maymester field course, with lectures and laboratories scheduled during the entire session. Students are expected to travel throughout the state. Class will begin Period 1 on Day 1, and will end on the last day of the session.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(COFA)(FISH)(FORS)(GISC)(PRTM)(WASR)(WILD) 5950. 1-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Forestry and Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Special-interest or experimental courses offered on a one-time basis. Course content will vary with each offering.
Athena Title:Special Topics in FANR
Nontraditional Format:Lecture/lab hours will be determined by course instructor as appropriate to topic and credit hours assigned.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR 6800. 3 hours.
Course Title:Control and Systems Theory for the Environmental Scientist
Course
Description:
Development of models of the dynamic behavior of environmental systems from the perspective of process engineering and control. State-space, continuous-time, and discrete-time representations. Introduction to, and tutorials in, the MATLAB-SIMULINK software package.
Athena Title:CONTROL AND SYSTEMS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 6150
Prerequisite:MATH 2700
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR 7980. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 24 hours credit.
Course Title:Forest Soils, Hydrology and Environmental Systems Problems
Course
Description:
Individual student problems pertaining to forest soils, hydrology, and environmental systems at the masters level.
Athena Title:SOIL & HYDRO PROBS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 7983
Nontraditional Format:Formal classes are not held. Faculty assist students as needed.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR 8200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Hillslope Hydrology Seminar
Course
Description:
Current concepts used to describe water and chemical movement on watersheds scales. Conceptual models of flow at watershed scales, saturated/unsaturated flow and transport processes, and techniques for measuring soil moisture, soil potential, and lateral surface and subsurface flow.
Athena Title:HILLSLOPE HYDROLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8120
Prerequisite:WASR(FORS) 4110/6110-4110L/6110L or FORS 4110/6110-4110/6110L or GEOL 4220/6220 or GEOG 4030/6030 or CRSS 4600/6600-4600L/6600L or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR 8300. 3 hours.
Course Title:System Identification for the Environmental Scientist
Course
Description:
Calibration of models of environmental systems against field data. Methods of parameter estimation, recursive estimation, time-series analysis and filtering theory. Model validation and analysis of uncertainty. Case studies in surface and groundwater quality and aquatic ecosystems.
Athena Title:SYSTEM IDENTFN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8150
Prerequisite:FORS 6150 or WASR 6800
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR 8400. 2 hours. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Environmental Process Control Laboratory
Course
Description:
Instrumentation and systems for real-time remote sensing and control of the behavior of environmental systems and contaminant treatment technologies. Functions of on-line respirometry and intelligent/software sensors. Principles and integration of sample retrieval, preparation, analysis, data storage, communication, and presentation.
Athena Title:CONTROL LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8160
Prerequisite:FORS 6150 or WASR 6800 or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR 8500. 1-3 hours. 0-3 hours lecture and 0-3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Environmental Systems Analysis and Control
Course
Description:
Current topics, books and articles in inter-disciplinary studies of the analysis and regulation of environmental systems. Cross-disciplinary thinking through a diverse set of topics (such as choice of wastewater infrastructure for sustainable cities, or protocol for model validation).
Athena Title:SYSTEMS SEMINAR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8170
Nontraditional Format:1-3 hours seminar/discussion depending on topics.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:EHSC(ECOL)(FISH)(WASR) 8610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Aquatic Toxicology
Course
Description:
Toxicological effects of aquatic pollution focusing on fate and transport of xenobiotics; xenobiotic accumulation, dynamics, and toxicity in aquatic organisms; the analysis and modeling of the effects of aquatic pollution on organisms; and the determination of related risks to aquatic ecosystems and human populations.
Athena Title:AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY
Prerequisite:FISH(EHSC) 4600/6600
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR(GEOL) 8730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Aquifer Mechanics
Course
Description:
Mechanics of flow through subsurface media, including flow in confined, water table, and leaky aquifers, delayed yield, partially penetrating wells, boundaries, multiple wells, dual porosity media, and fractured rock; use of aquifer tests to estimate aquifer hydraulic properties.
Athena Title:AQUIFER MECHANICS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8730
Prerequisite:FORS 4110/6110-4110L/6110L or WASR(FORS) 4110/6110-4110L/6110L or GEOL 4220/6220 or GEOG 4030/6030 or CRSS 4600/6600-4600L/6600L or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOL(WASR) 8740. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
Course
Description:
Solutions of surface and subsurface flow and transport problems including finite difference, finite element, and boundary integral methods. Analytic techniques include Laplace-, z-, and Fourier-transform, complex variable, and separation of variables methods. Application to problems commonly found in the environmental field, including capture zones, particle-tracking, advection-dispersion, and non-aqueous phase liquids.
Athena Title:HYDROLOGIC MODELS
Prerequisite:GEOL 8700 or FORS 4120/6120 or WASR 4500/6500
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR 8980. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Course Title:Forest Soils, Hydrology and Environmental Systems Problems
Course
Description:
Individual student problems pertaining to forest soils, hydrology, and environmental systems at the doctoral level.
Athena Title:SOILS & HYDRO PROBS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8983
Nontraditional Format:Formal classes are not held. Faculty assist students as needed.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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