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2015-2016 Catalog

EVST 225 Rivers and Society

This course examines the rich relationships that humans have with river environments. While grounded in the environmental social sciences, we will draw upon multiple disciplines to examine the importance of rivers in the human landscape. The course is organized around several key areas including: rivers in the arts; rivers and the politics of dams, river policy; rivers and water conflicts; international rivers; rivers, fish, and fishers; rivers and pollution; rivers and recreation; and river restoration.