Spring 2025


Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-301  |  Geology, as GEOL-301


Anna M. Martini (Sections 01 and 01L)


(Offered as GEOL 301 and ENST 301) 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. 

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

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis is on weekly quantitative assignments, laboratory sections (hopefully including field work!), exams and a final presentation.

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Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022