Spring 2021


Listed in: Geology, as GEOL-301

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. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week. The laboratory will be centered around on-going local issues concerning use and restoration of the Fort River watershed.

GEOL 301 will be conducted in "hyflex" mode, with the intention of being in class. A small number of classes may be conducted remotely for a given topic. For remote learners, classes will be synchronous with in-person instruction. A separate lab section (time TBD) will be organized for remote learners that will parallel the in-person labs using lab materials that are mailed to the remote students. 

Requisite: GEOL 109 or 111 or consent of the instructor. Spring semester. Professor Martini.


Lab Science Course, Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022