GO 572/ES 767
A common ground-water contamination problem in the midwestern U.S: Grain elevators and row crops in the vicinity of a municipal water supply (photo by Schulmeister, 2004)
This course will be taught using Internet, based on the following procedures:
Note: Reports, exercises and presentations must be original and
unique works created by the student's own effort and submitted for ES
767 only. Images, text or other components may not be utilized for
other earth science courses.
- All students must have access to the Web. Full-screen monitor resolution
of 1024x768 is recommended; at least 800x600 is the minimum for graphic
displays. Access to a printer and a scanner highly desirable.
- Each student must have an ESU student e-mail account and address. Such accounts are assigned by ESU when a student enrolls in the class or may be established through BuzzIn (see: http://www.emporia.edu/distance/geninfo/stumail.html).
You will receive email from me at this address. Your student login and password will also get you into Canvas. All assignments and graded homework will be exchanged through Canvas.
- Lectures will available at the class Canvas site. Students are expected to review lectures whenever convenient during the scheduled time interval--see
schedule for notification of availablity of each week's lecture. Materials for the week will usually be put made available on Friday of each week. The lectures will typically include links to other websites and various sources of information. Students are encouraged to follow these links to discover more about the subject matter.
- Supplementary handouts will also be provided via the class Canvas Site
Such items include maps, illustrations, tables
of data, etc. Many of these items are identified as figures or weblinks
in the webpage lectures.
- Homework Assignments: Homework activities in this course will range from manipulation of data available on the web to mastery of the mathmatical expressions through problem solving. Students are allowed to work with others on homework problems but must turn individual, original answers to all of the questions. All steps taken in obtaining answers to each question must be presented (partial credit will be given for incorrect answers if work is presented in a coherent, logical manner). Homework will typically be due on Thursdays at 6 PM unless otherwise indicated. Completed work will be submitted to the Assingments folder in blackboard, or in a designated location in Science Hall. Late homework will not be accepted unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor.
- Examinations: Two hourly exam and a final exam will be administered in "take-home" format. Students may use course notes and the textbook in solving problems or answering questions, but must work independantly. All work presented must be the orginal work of the student
- Field trip: At several times during the semester on-campus students and those within driving distance of campus may be expected to participate in guest lectures or field-based activities. The activities will documented on the website for the benefit of those who are unable to attend. Related alternative exercises will be assigned for distance learners who can not attend the field sessions. Material presented in these sessions may be incorporated in homework exercises and exams.
Class participation: On-campus students are required to attend Monday, and occasional Friday, classroom sessions. Class participation will be factored in to final grades. Off-campus students are encouraged to correspond with the instructor and class peers through email exchange.
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M.K. Schulmeister (2017)