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CRS 246: Interdisciplinary Study of an Estuary: Integration and Action

Course Topics

The general outline for the course includes:

  • An orientation to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research
  • Logic models and outcome assessments
  • Problems of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Policy, programs, and practice
  • Examining successes and failures
  • Environmental economics
  • Competing resource use and resource valuation
  • Visual Impact assessments
  • Geographic information systems and other data management and modeling tools
  • The Gulf of California as a counterpoint to the Chesapeake — similarities and differences
  • Global trends — problems and solutions
  • Visioning for the future