Below is a list of courses offered for credit.  Note: Courses may not be offered every year.


UAPP 411/611 Regional Watershed Management (3 cr.)
Instructor: Gerald J. Kauffman

This course is designed to review the practical applications of watershed planning and management as a tool to manage land, water, and ecosystem resources.  Students will explore the public policies and practices of watershed management by examining case studies in water supply, water quality, drought, floodplain, and stormwater management in the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay basins.  The watershed curriculum will utilize a multi-disciplinary approach involving the fields of geography, environmental science, geology, public policy, environmental economics, urban and regional planning, geographic information systems (GIS), and civil/environmental engineering.

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  • UAPP 411/611 Regional Watershed Management 2015
  • UAPP 411/611 Regional Watershed Management 2016
  • UAPP 411/611 Regional Watershed Management 2017
  • UAPP 411/611 Regional Watershed Management 2018

  • CIEG 443 Watershed Engineering, Planning, and Design (3 cr.)
    Instructor: Gerald J. Kauffman

    This course reviews the planning, design and engineering of watershed best management practices necessary to protect and restore the quality and quantity of surface and ground waters.    Students will design various stormwater and watershed best management practices such as wet detention basins, bioretention wetlands, stream restoration and bioengineering, and soil erosion and sediment control plans. This independent study course is designed to prepare interested students for future careers in water resources engineering and watershed management.

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    CIEG 440 Water Resources Engineering (3 cr.)
    Instructor: Gerald J. Kauffman

    This course reviews the fundamentals and practices of water resources engineering within the Civil and Environmental Engineering curriculum at the University of Delaware.  Students will explore water resources engineering processes in the theoretical and applied realm in the fields of closed conduit (pipe) flow, open channel flow, surface water hydrology, water quality analyses, and groundwater flow.  The water resources engineering curriculum is designed to prepare interested students for future careers in water supply, wastewater, floodplain, stormwater, and groundwater management.

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    GEOG  432/632 Environmental Hydrology (3 cr)
    Instructor: Gerald J. Kauffman

    This course reviews the fundamentals and practices of environmental hydrology within the Geography, Environmental Studies/Science, and Water Science and Policy curriculum at the University of Delaware. Students will explore theoretical and applied hydrology processes in the hydrologic cycle including precipitation, infiltration, soil moisture, runoff, and stream processes. This course in environmental hydrology is designed to prepare students for careers in the environmental field in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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    LEAD 201 Introduction to Consumer Policy (3 cr)
    Instructor: Gerald J. Kauffman

    Explores general models of how consumer policies come into being and examines how the relationships between consumers, government and business impact the formulation of these consumer policies.

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    UAPP 467/667  Environmental Resources and Public Policy (3 cr.)
    Instructor: Gerald J. Kauffman

    Students will explore the public policy implications of environmental planning and management at the international, national, state/provincial, and local levels.   Looming environmental challenges such as water scarcity, habitat loss, climate change, aging infrastructure, and mounting pollution will be discussed all in the face of the new 21st century economy.   This course will employ an interdisciplinary policy- and science-based approach designed to address the modern governance, economic, social, and legal issues of the day in the air, land, and water environment.

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    UAPP 652 Introduction to GIS and Public Policy (1 cr.)
    Instructor: Andrew Homsey

    Hands-on introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their uses in public policy areas. Content varies. Exercises focus on using geographic data in fields such as environmental analysis, land use planning, and socio-economic analysis. 1 credit.

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    UAPP 655 Introduction to GIS and Public Policy (3 cr.)
    Instructor: Andrew Homsey

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