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The use of water by humans is reviewed in environmental, chemical, biological, and climatic sciences.

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SCI 430: Water and Humanity

Water and Humanity examines the dynamic and tenuous relationship between water resources and human development. Exploring water from a multidisciplinary, project-driven perspective, students will think critically about the central role water has played and must continue to play in the viability and vitality of all civilizations, as well as the many challenges that people face in sustaining, protecting, and gaining access to usable fresh water. Students will encounter diverse materials, use holistic approaches, and engage in innovative project planning to consider, understand, and propose solutions to complex water issues. Water and Humanity will focus on the value of water and on the issues that water scarcity presents within the contexts of such elements as religious belief and practice, the human-water relationship in fine art and architecture, national and imperial infrastructure, and industrial development. Students also will think about the role of water in their own local, regional, and global communities, while researching and proposing their own solutions to complex multidisciplinary water issues. (From the Course of Study)

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