Environmental Field Methods
The tentative schedule and weekly reading assignment for GO 580 are presented in the below. Lectures are provided in web-page format may be accessed using your class password in Blackboard Weekly homework assignments and instructions are given at the end of each lecture.
There is no weekly campus meeting for this class. Lecture materials will be posted on Wednesdays of each week. All students are required to attend the 3-4 day field session in late March. On-campus students and those within driving distance are required to attend two or three additional field sessions
Weekly announcements will be posted in the first column below. To view them, click on the date.
|Weekly Announcements||Lecture Topic||Web Lecture||Reading Assignment|
|Navigating this Course, Simple field tools
||Review of hydrogeologic principles, Intro to ESU's field site
||Chapters 4 (41-55), 11(335-353), Heath, Broderson dowloads
||Constructing a hydrogeologic cross section optional field demonstration for on-campus students sometime this week***
|| Water levels and determination of ground-water movement
||Chapters 4(114-127), 8, and 10 (309-323)
||GPS and Transit Surveying part one -class cancelled due to weather
|| GPS Survey Field Session #1*
Transit Survey (Field session #2), Preparation of Report #1: Site Reconnaissance Evaluation
|Chapter 1, handouts
||Water sampling for inorganic consituents
||Chapter 8, Ground-water Sampling Desk Ref.
Water sampling for inorganic consituents
|Chapter 9, Handouts
||Spring Break - No class
||Acquiring Hydrogeologic Data in the Field: Field Session #2** (Thurs-Sun)
|| Handouts in class, Field Notes
|| Methods of Analysis 1 - Interpretation and presentation of hydrologic data
|| Chapter 5
||Preparation of Report #2: Hydrologic Assessment
|| Methods of Analysis 2 - Interpretation and presentation of inorganic chemical data
||Chapter 9, 10 (323-326)
|| Chemical characterization of contaminated sites
||Chapter 9, handouts
|| Introduction to Surface Geophysics
|| Field session #3*, Sampling for Chemical Parameters, Surface Geophysics
||Handouts, Field Notes
|| Preparation of Report #3: Assessment of Ground-water Chemistry
*+’s and –’s will be assigned in special borderline cases to be determined based on participation in the field and in online discussions, as well as other demonstrated efforts to excel in the class.
Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty, a basis for disciplinary action, includes but is not limited to activities such as cheating and plagiarism (presented as one’s own the intellectual of creative accomplishments of another with giving credit to the source or sources). The faculty member in whose course or under whose tutelage an act of academic dishonesty occurs has the option of failing the student for the academic hours in question.
Accommodations for Disabilities: Emporia State University will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students need to contact the Director of Disability Services and the instructor as early in the semester as possible to ensure that classroom and academic accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. All communication between students, the Office of Disability Services, and the instructor will be strictly confidential.