Undergraduate Course Descriptions

01:090:101:77 Byrne Seminar: Exploring the Raritan River Basin

This ten-week seminar will explore the physical geography of the Raritan Basin. The landscape of this basin, in which Rutgers is situated, will be investigated from geological, meteorological, and hydrological perspectives. Human impacts on the landscape from pre-Colonial to Modern times, and a look into the basin’s future will be addressed. Utilizing problem-based learning methods, students will investigate, for example, water quantity and quality, sources of pollution, and changing land use within the basin. The Rutgers Raritan River Consortium and basin partners associated with the Rutgers-led Sustainable Raritan River Initiative have produced a plethora of resources that will be used to support students as they explore these real-world local issues. 

Sample Syllabus

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