EARTH 478 - Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
College Chemistry.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the chemical compositions of natural waters, emphasizing both chemical and biogeochemical processes operating near Earth's surface; equilibrium vs. kinetic controls on chemical weathering; solute sources and mass balances in watersheds, groundwater, and river/ocean mixing zones.

Course Requirements:

The course grade is based on two midterm exams (20% each, 40% of final grade) a final exam (20% of final grade), and completion of integrated homework and laboratory activities (40% of final grade).

Intended Audience:

This is a course for upper level undergraduate or first year graduate students in the sciences or engineering (Earth & Environmental Sciences, PitE, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering) interested in the geochemical processes controlling the chemical composition of natural waters (groundwater, rivers, and lakes). Prerequisites include one semester each of general chemistry and introductory geology or instructor permission.

Class Format:

Two one and half hour lectures plus one three-hour lab period per week.Hands-on field and lab experience provides training in methods of applied geochemistry.

EARTH 478 - Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LAB)
W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (LAB)
Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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