Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Oct 14, 2019  
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ENS 252 - Geoenvironmental Applications

Course Units: 1
(Fall; Ghaly) This course introduces field applications related to soil and water. It explores the natural characteristics and testing of soil as a construction material and as a bearing layer. It covers seepage analysis, aquifers, and well fields. It details the components of containment systems for waste disposal to alleviate environmental pollution and contamination. It also presents the basics of water movement in closed conduits and in open channels, and the development of supply networks. For labs, students gain experience in utilizing industry-standard testing methods of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Tests include soil classification, composition, flow and permeability, compaction, compressibility, strength, slope stability, and environmental geotechnology with focus on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) design specifications. Prerequisite(s): MTH 112  or higher, and PHY 120  or higher. Corequisite(s): ENS 252L CC: SCLB Lecture/Lab Hours Three class hours and a weekly lab.



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