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NRES 103 A - The Great Lakes at Risk

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Introduction to the ecology of freshwater systems, viewed through the lens of the Great Lakes and associated tributaries. The Great Lakes hold 20% of the world's freshwater and 95% of the freshwater in North America. They have sustained human and wildlife populations for at least 10,000 years. Now, the integrity of this unique and priceless resource is threatened as never before. This eight-week online course will enhance student understanding of the ecology of this imperiled system, as well as the historical events and policies that have led to the present crisis, and the men and women who have played key roles in this unfolding story.

Special Instructions:

This is an online course taught in the Compass course management system with no classroom sessions. Students will be required to purchase a subscription (~$30) to Packback to participate in group discussions.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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