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Hydrology
HYDROLOGY
CLASS CODE: GEOL 435 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $15.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: In depth study of hydrologic issues focusing on groundwater. Movement of water in the aquifer, impacts of pumping and management of water as a natural resource are some of the main topics.
DESCRIPTION: Hydrology 435 will emphasize issues associated with ground water. This course would provide a solid introduction to the concepts and principles that govern ground water flow and its relationships to surface water. It provides students an understanding of the hydrologic system, how water enters the subsurface, how direction and rate of movement for subsurface flow are calculated. The relationship between ground water and surface water is also considered.
TOPICS: 1. Water & the Hydrologic Cycle
2. Confined and Unconfined Aquifers and their Properties
3. Ground Water flow
4. Ground Water and Wells
5. Ground Water and Contamination
6. Regulatory Management of Ground Water
7. Ground Water Modeling
8. Field Methods
OBJECTIVES: This course will introduce the tools used in ground water studies to all students considering a career associated with hydrologic issues (regulatory agencies, consulting firms, academia, municipalities, etc.).
REQUIREMENTS: Attend all field trips.
PREREQUISITES: Geol 101 & 102 or Geol 111 & 111L, Math 110.
OTHER: Completion of Chemistry 105 recommended.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004