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Fall 2002 Course Descriptions

All courses below are approved to be taught in Fall 2002; however, some (or all) may not be offered this term.  The course numbers that are offered this term link to the Schedule of Classes.  The complete list below is a good indicator of what may be offered over the next few years (contact department about offerings).  For explanations of course elements see the Key to Course Descriptions.

Watershed Management (WS M)  Department Info

WS M 193 -- Internship  (1-8 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 199 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

WS M 199H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

WS M 293 -- Internship  (1-8 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 299 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

WS M 299H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

WS M 330 -- Introduction to Remote Sensing  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to remote sensing principles, techniques, and applications, designed principally for those with no background in the field.
Identical to:  GEOG 330; GEOG is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 393 -- Internship  (1-8 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 399 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

WS M 399H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 406 -- Applied Hydraulics  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of hydraulics applicable to the irrigation of agricultural lands, including fluid properties, hydrostatics, irrigation flow characteristics, open channel and pipeline applications, and measurement of flowing water.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 111 or MATH 113 or MATH 125; PHYS 102. Open to non-majors only.
Special exam:  course may be taken by special exam for credit and grade.
Identical to:  ABE 406; ABE is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 506.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 408 -- Wildland Fire Management  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of fire behavior in forest, range and other vegetation types; interrelationships of fuels, weather, and topography; pyrolysis and combustion processes; effects of fire; fuels inventory; prevention, detection, and control techniques; fire danger rating and fire behavior modeling.
May be convened with:  WS M 508.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 426 -- Soil and Water Conservation Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Methods for estimating runoff from croplands, Universal Soil Loss Equation, design of terraces, waterways, small earth dams, erosion control structures.
Prerequisite(s):  ABE 406 or C E 218 or A ME 331.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Identical to:  ABE 426; ABE is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 526.
Usually offered:  Spring, Summer.

WS M 460 -- Watershed Hydrology  (3 units)
Description:  Application of fundamental principles to quantifying the basic hydrologic processes occurring on watersheds.
Identical to:  HWR 460.
May be convened with:  WS M 560.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 462 -- Watershed Management  (3 units)
Description:  Evaluating hydrologic impacts of management activities on watersheds to include silviculture, range, mining, and recreation use.
Prerequisite(s):  WS M 460 or one course in hydrology.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
May be convened with:  WS M 562.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 464 -- Introduction to Dendrochronology  (4 units)
Description:  Survey of dendrochronological theory and methods. Applications to archaeological, geological, and biological dating problems and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Emphasis on dating methods, developing tree-ring chronologies, and evaluating tree-ring dates from various contexts.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Identical to:  GEOS 464; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 564.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 465 -- Erosion and Environment  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of erosion and sediment yield by water and wind; modeling and measurement of soil erosion; strategies for erosion and sediment control.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  WS M 460 or equivalent.
May be convened with:  WS M 565.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 467 -- Advanced Watershed Hydrology  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced topics in watershed hydrology; rainfall-runoff, infiltration, overland flow routing, sediment modeling, statistical analysis and research methods in hydrology.
Prerequisite(s):  WS M 460.
Identical to:  ABE 467, HWR 467.
May be convened with:  WS M 567.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 468 -- Wildland Water Quality  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to water quality and its influences in natural environments. Interactions with land management and relationships to the larger issues of environmental quality.
May be convened with:  WS M 568.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 493 -- Internship  (1-8 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 494R -- Research  (3 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 101, MATH 110, ABE 120 and consent of instructor.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 497C -- Dendrochronology  (1-4 units)
Description:  The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Identical to:  GEOS 497C; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 597C.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 497I -- Practical Dendroclimatology  (3 units)
Description:  An intensive introduction to the practical application of Dendrochronology to paleoclimatology.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  GEOS 497I; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 597I.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 497J -- Dendroarchaeology  (3 units)
Description:  An intensive introduction to the practical application of Dendrochronology to a selected topic drawn from archaeology, ecology, forest science,geoscience.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  GEOS 497J; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 597J.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 498 -- Senior Capstone  (1-3 units)
Description:  A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 498H -- Honors Thesis  (3 units)
Description:  An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 499 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

WS M 499H -- Honors Independent Study  (3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 506 -- Applied Hydraulics  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of hydraulics applicable to the irrigation of agricultural lands, including fluid properties, hydrostatics, irrigation flow characteristics, open channel and pipeline applications, and measurement of flowing water. Graduate-level requirements include a special project on current hydraulic topics.
Identical to:  ABE 506; ABE is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 406.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 508 -- Wildland Fire Management  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of fire behavior in forest, range and other vegetation types; interrelationships of fuels, weather, and topography; pyrolysis and combustion processes; effects of fire; fuels inventory; prevention, detection, and control techniques; fire danger rating and fire behavior modeling. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper on a specific fire issue or problem in the student's professional discipline area.
May be convened with:  WS M 408.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 526 -- Soil and Water Conservation Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Methods for estimating runoff from croplands, Universal Soil Loss Equation, design of terraces, waterways, small earth dams, erosion control structures. Graduate-level requirements include a special project.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Identical to:  ABE 526; ABE is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 426.
Usually offered:  Spring, Summer.

WS M 531 -- Dryland Forest Management  (3 units)
Description:  Utilization and management of forest resources in dry environments; biophysical and socio-economic issues related to the development of forest commodities and amenities.
Prerequisite(s):  6 units of upper-division WS M or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  RNR 531; RNR is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 532 -- Agroforestry  (3 units)
Description:  Ecological and socioeconomic factors related to the planning and implementation of agroforestry systems.
Prerequisite(s):  6 units of upper-division WS M or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  RNR 532; RNR is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 560 -- Watershed Hydrology  (3 units)
Description:  Application of fundamental principles to quantifying the basic hydrologic processes occurring on watersheds.
Identical to:  HWR 560.
May be convened with:  WS M 460.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 562 -- Watershed Management  (3 units)
Description:  Evaluating hydrologic impacts of management activities on watersheds to include silviculture, range, mining, and recreation use. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth paper on the application of hydrologic principles to problems in watershed management.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
May be convened with:  WS M 462.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 564 -- Introduction to Dendrochronology  (4 units)
Description:  Survey of dendrochronological theory and methods. Applications to archaeological, geological, and biological dating problems and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Emphasis on dating methods, developing tree-ring chronologies, and evaluating tree-ring dates from various contexts. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper reviewing critically some aspect of dendrochronology.
Identical to:  GEOS 564; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 464.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 565 -- Erosion and Environment  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of erosion and sediment yield by water and wind; modeling and measurement of soil erosion; strategies for erosion and sediment control. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper and oral presentation.
May be convened with:  WS M 465.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 567 -- Advanced Watershed Hydrology  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced topics in watershed hydrology; rainfall-runoff, infiltration, overland flow routing, sediment modeling, statistical analysis and research methods in hydrology. Graduate students will be required to do additional exercises.
Identical to:  HWR 567, ABE 567.
May be convened with:  WS M 467.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 568 -- Wildland Water Quality  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to water quality and its influences in natural environments. Interactions with land management and relationships to the larger issues of environmental quality. Graduate-level requirements include a class report and presentation on a negotiated topic of interest.
May be convened with:  WS M 468.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 569 -- Spatial Analysis of Hydrology and Watershed Management  (3 units)
Description:  Geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool for hydrologists and environmental managers. Topics relate to the application of GIS including classification and suitability analysis, interpolation techniques, terrain analysis, model integration, and visualization. Examines sources of potential error and the ramifications.
Prerequisite(s):  RNR 417 or RNR 517.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Identical to:  HWR 569.

WS M 577 -- Advanced Topics In the Economics of Environmental Regulation  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced economic theory of environmental policy. Topics include regulation of air and water pollution under imperfect competition, imperfect information, costly enforcement, uncertainty, and the use of alternative regulatory instruments.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 113, ECON 361.
Identical to:  AREC 577; AREC is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 593 -- Internship  (1-8 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 595E -- Dendrochronology  (1-4 units)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Identical to:  GEOS 595E; GEOS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 597C -- Dendrochronology  (1-4 units)
Description:  The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.
Identical to:  GEOS 597C; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 497C.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 597I -- Practical Dendroclimatology  (3 units)
Description:  An intensive introduction to the practical application of Dendrochronology to paleoclimatology. Synthesis and presentation of analytical results by Graduate students.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  GEOS 597I; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 497I.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 597J -- Dendroarchaeology  (3 units)
Description:  An intensive introduction to the practical application of Dendrochronology to a selected topic drawn from archaeology, ecology, forest science,geoscience. Synthesis and presentation of analytical results by graduate students.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  GEOS 597J; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  WS M 497J.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 599 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

WS M 602 -- Snow Hydrology  (2 units)
Description:  The significance of snow in hydrologic budgets of watersheds and river basins, and potentials for snowpack management.
Prerequisite(s):  WS M 560 and WS M 562.
Usually offered:  Spring.

WS M 605 -- Watershed Modeling  (3 units)
Description:  Distributed modeling of hydrological and sedimentation processes at the watershed scale; emphasis on current concepts and applications.
Usually offered:  Fall.

WS M 693 -- Internship  (1-8 units)
Description:  contact department.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 696A -- Watershed Management  (1-2 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
May be repeated:  for a total of 4 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 699 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

WS M 900 -- Research  (1-8 units)
Description:  Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

WS M 909 -- Master's Report  (1-3 units)
Description:  Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

WS M 910 -- Thesis  (1-8 units)
Description:  Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

WS M 920 -- Dissertation  (1-9 units)
Description:  Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

WS M 930 -- Supplementary Registration  (1-9 units)
Description:  For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring to total number of units to the required minimum.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

 

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