Fall 2020

Water Science

Listed in: Geology, as GEOL-300

Formerly listed as: GEOL-28


Anna M. Martini (Section 01)


As the global human population expands in a future marked by climate change, the search for and preservation of our most vital resource, water, will demand thoughtful policy and greater scientific understanding. This course is an introduction to surface and groundwater hydrology, geochemistry, and management for natural systems and human needs. Lectures will focus on understanding the hydrologic cycle, how water flows over and within the earth, and the many ways in which this water is threatened by contamination and overuse. This course concludes with a final paper.  Three hours of lecture each week. Those wishing credit towards the geology major must take GEOL 301.

Fall Semester. Professor Martini.


2019-20: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Fall 2020