Oct 06, 2022  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
University Catalog 2022-2023
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ENV-3900D: The LA River

No river, no Los Angeles. That was, according to the Spanish King, one of the chief rules of settlement in the New World. The Tongva, had lived along the shifting banks of what is now officially referred to as The Los Angeles Storm Control Channel, for possibly as many as seven millennia prior to King Phillip’s pronouncement. During the course of a full day, the class visits six sites along the river. Along the students explore the rich history of the river, its unique original character and the process by which it has become perhaps the first lost river in North America if not the world. The class discusses the importance of the river as part of the watershed of the greater Los Angeles Basin, as well as the effects on adjacent ecosystems along its 71 miles resulting from a human settlement process which ultimately resulted in its channelization. The discussion concludes with an overview of environmental and civic activism that has resulted in the possibility of an exciting future restoration process for the river that would benefit mostly those inner-city residents who live along its banks. No grade equivalent allowed.
Min. Credits: 1.0
Credit Basis: Quarter credit
Location(s): Antioch Univ Los Angeles
Method(s): Workshop
Faculty Consent Required: N
Program Approval Required: N
Course Type Liberal Arts, Science & Social Science

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