Physical and Environmental Sciences
Mesa State College
Basic Hydrology part of Integrate:Workshops:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Courses
Basic Hydrology is an introduction to physical and applied hydrology and explores the components of the hydrologic cycle including processes of precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, infiltration, ground-water flow, surface runoff and streamflow. Students learn about each physical hydrologic process, and then are introduced to both field and modeling methods to measure and estimate rates of each process and how the results are applied in real-world situations. Assignments include problem-solving activities and reading summaries of scientific literature.
Incorporating engineering-based problem solving into water and environmental geology classes part of Integrate:Workshops:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Essays
Gigi Richard, Physical and Environmental Sciences, Colorado Mesa University As a civil engineer teaching in a geology program for more than ten years, I integrate engineering into my geosciences classes regularly ...