The course is divided into two components: lecture and laboratory.
Lecture will be evaluated through the following means:
Laboratory through the following means:
In this class, the following numerical equivalents for grades are used: A = 100-90% | B = 89-80% | C = 79-70% | D = 69-60% | F = 59-0%.
I will issue specific assignments in class and lab, and try to replicate these on D2L. Completed work may be remitted to the professor in person, through his office mailbox (Bolin 102), or by electronic submission.
Late papers are the bane of our mutual existence: they are disadvantageous to you, because you fall behind the class, they are detrimental to the class, because they hold up grading, and they are disconcerting to me, because they require me to return to a previously graded assignment. In an attempt to prevent tardy assignments, you will receive 10% points on the assignment for handing it in at the due time. Any late submission will result not receive this 10%. In effect, you lose a letter grade if your assignment is late.
Needless to say, this will not be an issue if you complete your assignments well ahead of the due date.
Required. But don’t show up ill – if you have a fever, stay home. Absenteeism will be addressed on an individual basis, and the professor reserves the right to drop students with poor attendance. However, any excuse (for absence or otherwise) is best received prior to the absence.
The official source of internet information for this class is the D2L site on the MSU network - it shall be considered the authoritative web source for the class for this semester. All assignment info, grades, official schedule, etc... will be on this site.
Groundwater hydrology ranks among the most challenging classes within the geoscience curriculum. It covers a number of abstract concepts. It incorporates attributes of chemistry and computational modeling. It relies heavily on largely non-intuitive, frequently arcane, and always cumbersome nomenclature. In short, plan on spending a good portion of each week on this class.