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Courses taught by MW Becker

Fall/Spring Courses:

370. Geology for Engineers (2)
(every year)

Prerequisites: MAE 172, CE 130.

Earth processes and materials which influence the design, construction and operation of engineering works, construction materials. Not open for credit to geology majors. (Lecture 2 hrs., field trips.)



Fall Courses:

GEOL 474/574. Physical Hydrology (3)
(every year)

Prerequisites: GEOL 102, MATH 122; PHYS 151. (Undergraduates enroll in GEOL 474; graduates enroll in GEOL 574.)

Quantitative study of the terrestrial water cycle; prediction and measurement of precipitation, surface water, soil water, and ground water. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.; field trips.)

GEOL 579. Applied Groundwater Modeling (4)
(every other year)

Prerequisites: GEOL 102, 104; PHYS 152; MATH 123; GEOL 477/577 Hydrogeology (MATH 370A recommended).

Numerical modeling of groundwater flow and mass transport. Emphasis is on creation of numerical models from conceptual models of geology derived from geologic mapping and sampling. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.)



Spring Courses:

477/577 Hydrogeology (3)
(every year)

Prerequisites: GEOL 102, 104; CHEM 111B; PHYS 152; MATH 123. (Undergraduates enroll in GEOL 477; graduates enroll in GEOL 577.)

Hydrologic, geologic, and other factors controlling groundwater flow, occurrence, development, chemistry, and contamination. Elementary groundwater flow theory. Well hydraulics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.)

GEOL 578. Contaminant Hydrogeology (3)
(every other year)

Prerequisites: GEOL 102, 104; CHEM 111B; PHYS 152; MATH 123; GEOL 477/577 Hydrogeology.

Study and prediction of groundwater pollution transport, reaction, and remediation. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.)