Field analysis of ground water and surface water chemistry ( click here for more GO 580 students in action.)
Environmental Field Methods
This course will be taught using Internet, specifically the World Wide
Web (WWW or simply the Web) 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 GO 580 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
- Each student must be able to access ESU's Blackboard site.Your UserName will be last name (all lowercase) plus the last four digits of your Social Security Number (not your Student ID). If you are a new student, your initial Password will be 12345.
- You may also need an ESU "stumail" e-mail account and address. Such accounts
may be established at the campus computer center in Cremer Hall; call ext.
5555. For those student using other e-mail accounts, a mail forwarding option is available (See http://www.emporia.edu/lifelong/geninfo/stumail.htm . Assignments, inquiries, and other communications will take place via e-mail.
- Lectures will available at the class Blackboard Site under the heading "Course Documents". 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 made available on Wednesday 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
- Supplementary handouts will also be provided via the class Blackboard Site Such items include reports, 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 generally consist of evaluation of field data and its presentation in report format. Students are allowed to discuss interpretations with others but must generate individual reports They will be placed in the appropriate folder in Blackboard and typically will be graded one week after they have been assigned . Late homework will be docked 5% per day and will not be accepted three days after the due date unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. Because the homework format may vary, instructions for submitting each homework exercise will be provided as each activity is assigned.
- Examinations: An hourly exam and a final exam will be administered in "take-home" format. Students may use course notes and the textbook to answer in solving problems or answering questions, but must work independantly. All work presented must be the orginal work of the student
- Field sessions: Two to three on-campus field sessions will take place during the semester. They are intended to provide an opportunity to use and evaluate equipment discussed in class. All activities will take place at ESU's Field Hydrogeology Research and Teaching Station, located on the ESU campus in Emporia, Kansas.
Field participation: Most of the field activities carried out in this class will require a team-work approach and thus participation of all members of the class. Active participation in the field will play an important part in determining a final grade for the classgrades are assigned
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ES 767 M.K. Schulmeister (2009)