College of Arts & Sciences Missouri River Institute

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Introduction to River Studies
(Next offering: TBD)

This interdisciplinary course has a focus on important topics concerning large river systems. Emphasis is on the Missouri River, but other large rivers are also covered.  

Field trips to observe the Missouri River and its tributaries take place throughout the semester. The course covers topics such as:

  • Large rivers in North America
  • Water law and policy
  • River geomorphology 
  • River ecology
  • Water quality
  • History and culture of the river

Science, Culture and History of the Missouri River

(Next offering: TBD) 

Course will balance in-class lectures and field trips to observe the Missouri River and its tributaries. Includes methods for K-12 teachers but is open to all students.

An interdisciplinary course that focuses on important topics concerning the Missouri River, including:

  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Natural and cultural history of the river
  • Impacts of policy decisions on the river