Fall 2020 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor, Planetary Science, Planetary Science Minor, Sustainability and Environmental Justice|
A qualitative and quantitative treatment of chemical processes in natural systems such as lakes, rivers, groundwater, the oceans, and atmosphere. General topics include equilibrium thermodynamics, acid-base equilibria, the carbonic acid system, oxidation-reduction reactions in nature, and isotope geochemistry. If offered, the associated lab course (E&ES 251) must be taken concurrently. The lab course is usually taught as a service-learning course in which students work with a community organization to solve an environmental problem. Previous classes have evaluated the energy potential of a local landfill and investigated the cause and possible remediation of local eutrophic lakes.
There are no official prerequisites but students should be comfortable with chemical concepts or should have taken introductory college chemistry or advanced high school chemistry courses.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(SISP)
G. Nelson Eby, PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY (2004), Thomson Brooks/Cole, ISBN 0-122-29061-5
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two exams, a research paper, and problem sets
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
E&ES251 Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory must be taken concurrently
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