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Janet S. Herman

Professor
Director
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Environmental Sciences
Office location and address
212 Clark Hall
291 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1982
AS-ENVS Professor Janet Herman NSF IPA
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Geosciences
August 11, 2014 – August 10, 2015
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
EVSC 2800: Fundamentals of Geology
Credits: 3
Studies the composition, structure, and internal processes of earth; the classification, origin, and distribution of earth materials; earth's interior; and the interpretation of geological data for the solution of problems of the natural environment. Recommended: At least one semester of college chemistry with lab such as CHEM 1410, 1420.
EVSC 2801: Fundamentals of Geology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Field and laboratory experimentation into the nature of earth materials and processes, especially as applied to use and human problems. Corequisite: EVSC 2800.
EVSC 3880: Watersheds of Lewis and Clark
Credits: 3
Explores geological and hydrological processes that form and modify the landscape of the American West. Following the route of Lewis and Clark, the processes of mountain building, glaciation, flooding, and erosion are studied. Also considered are the human impact on this landscape, particularly through exploitation of mineral and water resources. Prerequisite: One course (including high school) in geology, Earth Sciences, or environmental sciences, or instructor permission.
CE 4100: Water Chemistry
Credits: 3
This course covers the basic principles of aquatic chemistry as applied to problems in natural and engineered waters. Four specific reaction types will be covered including 1) acid-base, 2) precipitation-dissolution, 3) complexation, and 4) oxidation-reduction. Problem solving skills will be developed using graphical and analytical techniques. Taught concurrently with CE 6220
EVSC 4710: Environmental Geochemistry
Credits: 3
This lecture course focuses on the occurrence and distribution of chemical elements and the processes influencing that distribution among the various reservoirs of the Earth-surface environment, including rocks, soil, water, and air. Prerequisite: CHEM 1410 or CHEM 1420 (one semester of college-level chemistry) and EVSC 2800 (one semester of college-level geology)
EVSC 4832: Water-Rock Interactions Seminar
Credits: 1
Reading and discussion of the research literature linking hydrological and geochemical processes in the environment. Prerequisites: One geology, geochemistry, or hydrology course, or permission of instructor.
EVSC 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Specialized topics in ecology, atmosphere, hydrology, environmental geology, or environmental systems not normally covered in formal classes under the direction of the faculty. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–6
Original research usually involving a field or laboratory problem in the environmental sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. The results may form the basis of an undergraduate thesis which is required to partially fulfill the Distinguished Majors Program in environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4999: Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Provides credit for doing work in pursuit of the undergraduate thesis option for majors in Environmental Science
EVGE 7559: New Course in Geosciences
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a enw course in the subject of geosciences.
EVGE 7832: Water-Rock Interactions Seminar
Credits: 1
Reading and discussion of the research literature linking hydrological and geochemical processes in the environment. Prerequisites: One geology, geochemistry, or hydrology course, or permission of instructor.
EVGE 7999: Independent Study-Geosciences
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of geosciences and interrelated areas, emphasizing earth-surface processes.
EVSC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EVSC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.