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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GLY6838

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-11-08
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1640 2007-08-03
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Geology AS 122500000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jeffrey Ryan 41598

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GLY 6838 Numerical Modeling of Hydrogeologic Systems

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Numer Modeling Hyd Sys
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    GLY 6827C, or CI


    Course Description

    An advanced graduate course in numerical modeling of hydrogeologic systems. Topics include flow and mass transport, modeling, model calibration, model assessment. Current public domain computer codes are used, including MODFLOW, MT3D, MODPATH and LICODE.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course has been offered regularly as a GLY 6739 Special Topics offering for over 10 years. It is an important part of all Geology graduate programs, especially our Ph.D. program and the Hydrogeology Internship MS program; and it is a regular electiv

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    See A. above. Both Geology and Civil and Environmental Engineering degree programs are serviced.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    See A. above. It has been offered every other year in the Spring for as long as OASIS has records.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Instructor requires a Ph.D. in Geology with a concentration in Hydrogeology. Instructor should have substantial experience with the theory, development, and application of numerical models.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To develop a working understanding of groundwater numerical modeling, to the point of being able to develop flow and advective transport models.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to complete groundwater flow and advective transport models using publicly available computer codes (specifically: MODFLOW and MT3D).

    C. Major Topics

    -Equations of Flow

    -Conceptual Models


    -Grid Design


    -Sources and Sinks

    -Profile Models

    -Transient Cases



    -Advective Transport

    -Dispersive Transport


    D. Textbooks

    Applied Groundwater Modeling, by Anderson and Woessner, + additional readings presented in the Syllabus.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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