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GEOL 385 Water Resource of Guatemala

3 s.h.

Water Resources of Guatemala is a capstone experience for juniors and seniors majoring in Water Resources. The course meets for 3 hours of labs and lectures during the spring semester plus a 10-day field trip to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala over spring break. Students will research issues critical to the sustainable management of water resources and formulate solutions to local problems involving surface water, groundwater, geochemistry, waste water, agriculture, and lake management. They will interact with local government officials, university researchers, non-government organizations, and indigenous peoples. Proficiency in Spanish is strongly recommended but not required. Students will emerge from this course as global citizens prepared to address water resources issues at home and abroad. Enrollment is limited and students must apply to participate during the Fall semester. Students must have a valid passport and the ability to obtain a Guatelmalan visa. There is a special course cost associate with this class. This course will be offered every Spring Semester. (LA)

Prerequisite: JrS; GEOL 282; and permission of instructor.

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