GEO305 - HYDROGEOLOGY                                          Spring 2004
Westminster College      

Instructor:     Dr. Alan Goldin, Room Coulter 209
        Office hours: M,W,F 10 A.M.; T 11 A.M.
    Phone: 592-5015 (
Class:        M,W,F 1 P.M., Coulter 139

Natural water systems both on and beneath the surface will be investigated.  Issues receiving particular attention will include behavior and characteristics of natural systems, human impacts on the systems (including contamination and flooding) and water quality and public health. 


Week of         Lecture Topic                                 Chapter          Problems       
January 12      Water                                         1           odd 1-13
January 26      Elements of the Hydrologic Cycle            2         odd 1-17

February 2      Properties of Aquifers                    3         odd 1-9
        **** EXAM 1 ****** February 4 ********

February 9    Properties of Aquifers                    3         odd 11-19     
February 16    Principles of Ground-Water Flow            4         odd 1-9      
February 23    Principles of Ground-Water Flow            4         odd 11-17
        **** EXAM 2 ****** February 25 ********

March 1    Ground-Water Flow to Wells                5         odd 1-9        

March 8    Ground-Water Flow to Wells                5         odd 11-19                       

March 15    Soil Moisture and Ground-Water Recharge        6        1
        **** EXAM 3 ****** March 15 ********

March 29    Regional Ground-Water Flow            7        1,3

April 5        Geology of Ground-Water Occurrence        8        1,3

April 12    Geology of Ground-Water Occurrence        8        5     
        **** EXAM 4 ****** April 14 ********

April 19    Water Chemistry                    9         odd 1-7   

April 26    Water Chemistry                    9         odd 9-15
                Water Quality and Ground-Water Contamination    10         1,3,5,7

May 3       EXAM 5, Friday, May 7, 8:30 A.M.

Required: Applied Hydrogeology by C.W. Fetter, Fourth edition, Prentice Hall, 2001.

        1. Five examinations on lecture/textbook material.  All exams will cover only material discussed since the previous exam, except as new material relates to previously tested material.   Exams will be a combination of multiple choice, fill-in, problems, and essay.  Every effort should be made to take the exams.  Exams will be given February 4, February 25, March 15, April 14 and during finals week.  The lowest exam grade will be dropped.  *****NO****  make-up exams will be given!!!!!!

    2. Problems at the conclusion of each chapter are due no later than two classes after the chapter is completed.  We will be discussing these as we do the chapter. 

    3. Attending class is an essential part of your grade. You are allowed a maximum of three excused (or unexcused) absences.  Each absence is worth 5 points.  If you use <3 for the semester, your attendance grade will be 100.  If you are absent 4 or more times, each of the absences will count its five-point grade loss, so that with four absences, your attendance grade will be 80.  It is YOUR responsibility to give me a doctor's or coach's note for each and every absence.  This note MUST be delivered no later than the next class or the absence counts as "unexcused."  The note from the coach can be similar to the following: "Mary Jones is on the softball team.  She missed your class on February 4 due to her participation in a softball game in Springfield, Illinois." It MUST be signed and dated.  Similarly, the physician's note must be specific.  It is YOUR responsibility to get this note delivered on time.  It is also your responsibility to sign in for class each day as well as to deliver ALL assignments on time.  Lateness of assignments will result in a 10-point grade loss immediately after class ends and for each 24 hours thereafter. 

    4. Class notes: This is mostly a lecture-oriented class, but  class participation is encouraged and expected.  You should expect to be called upon to express your understanding and to discuss the problems.  Everyone should have a notebook and take appropriate notes.  Exam questions will come from lectures, class discussions, problems, and readings. 

    5. Students are required to attend the Introductory and Level I Stream Team courses given in April and September by the MO departments of conservation and natural resources.

    6. Reading assignments: The assignment for each lecture topic should be read before class and reviewed after class to get the full benefit.

    7. Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.  At that time we can discuss the course format, anticipate your needs, and explore possible accommodation.


     Four examinations:        70%
     Selected weekly problems:    20%
     Stream Team courses        10%