Environmental Lab Section 5 (51-150)
Spring 2018 Schedule

Full course syllabus and other materials are on Desire to Learn Web page

Eric Hiatt
Harrington Hall 315
(920) 424-7001
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Office hours: 10-11, Monday, 3:00-4:00 Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, and by appointment or chance (stop by Harrington 315).

Important Dates:
Last day to drop without Late Drop Appeal: March 14
. Here is the form (drop/add card)
Spring Break: March 17-25
Campus Research Day (Celebration of Scholarship): April 26.
Plan to attend!
Final Exam: Wednesday, May 9

Last day of classes: May 11
Graduation: May 12

Things to consider before dropping a course. Information on repeating a course.

Attendance: Attendance is required. Please feel free to ask questions at any time; however, disruptive behavior, including talking during lecture & text messaging, is not acceptable and will result in a lower course grade (see also grades section above). Repeated instances of rude, disruptive, or disrespectful behavior will result in a course grade of F and disciplinary action. If you have a valid excuse and must miss a class, contact me BEFORE the class date.

What is a university education? A university is not like high school, a community college, or a technical school. The purpose of a university is to: 1) discover and develop new knowledge (in science and the arts), and 2) to bring knowledge to society through teaching. You will often hear your experience here here at UW Oshkosh described as a liberal arts education, which is a term that attempts to encapsulate the university experience, but is, in fact, only part of the larger university experience in science. At a university, you should learn how to problem solve, to think critically, explore fields and areas of interest, learn about cultures, and society -- in addition to learning general aspects and specifics of a range of fundamental topics and specifics within your major. At a university you are given many opportunities to learn from experts in various fields of study, and to explore the world of knowledge -- take advantage of these opportunities!

Special Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with disabilities. Please contact Disability Services (424-3100 (voice) or 424-1319 (TTY)) or visit their web site at http://www.uwosh.edu/dean/disabilities.htm for the University’s accommodation request form and documentation requirements. Information related to an individual’s accommodation request will be kept confidential.

Academic Integrity: The Wisconsin Administrative Code states: “Students are responsible for the honest completion and representation of their work, for the appropriate citation of sources, and for respect of others academic endeavors.” (§ UWS 14.01) Plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct are serious offenses with severe penalties. See the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Academic Misconduct Code for definitions of academic misconduct and details about procedures, sanctions, and other relevant information. Specific questions about the provisions in the Student Discipline Code should be directed to the Dean of Students Office. If you do not understand this statement, please see me as soon as possible.

Here is a link to additional resources to review, grammar, math, and the sciences.

Lab Schedule:

  Topic and Assignment in Lab Manual:
Jan. 31 Labs do not meet!
Feb. 7 A1: Minerals; Properties of Minerals (read p. 1-9)
Feb. 14

A2: Rocks (read p. 11-21)

Feb. 21

Exam 1; C1 Construction of Contour Maps (read p. 47-45); Here is a site with a good explanation of contour lines

Feb. 28 C2 Topographic Maps, (read p. 51-63); Here is a link to a nice explanation of topographic maps; Here is a summary of Township and Range coordinates. Here is one for the township and range system, and one for Wisconsin
March 7 C3 Environmental Geology Maps including flood hazard maps (read p. 65-70)
March 14 Exam 2: Maps (C1, C2, C3); Lab: B1 Sediment Identification and Properties (read p. 23-31 before lab)
March 21

Spring Break March 19-25

March 28 B2: Agricultural Soils (read p. 33-46 before lab)
April 4 D1: Stream Processes & D2 Aquifer Properties and Groundwater (read p. 71-74 and 75-83 before lab)
April 11 Exam 3 (Sediment & Soils (B1, B2), Streams (D1) & Groundwater (D2)); Lab: E1 Introduction to Water Quality & Fox River Sampling (read p. 85-91)
April 18 E2 Water Chemistry (read p. 93-104 before lab)
April 25 Field Trip
May 2 Exam 4 (Water Quality (E1,E2) & Field trip )
May 9 LABS DO NOT MEET -- focus on lecture exams!


Eric Hiatt Section 5 Harrington 315 424-7001 hiatt@uwosh.edu
Tim Paulsen Section 2 Harrington 306 424-7002 paulsen@uwosh.edu
Maureen Muldoon Sections 1, 3, 4 Harrington 104 424-4461 muldoon@uwosh.edu


Lab A05L - EH
Lab A02L -TP
Lab A05L - EH
Lab A02L -TP
Lab A03L -MM
Lab A03L -MM
Lab A01L -MM
Lab A04L -MM
Lab A01L -MM
Lab A04L -MM
Geology Club
Geology Club
Geology Club

EH = Eric Hiatt

TP = Tim Paulsen

MM = Maureen Muldoon


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