GEOL 0860 Environmental Geology

Subject: GEOL
Catalog Number: 0860
Number of Credits: 3

This course takes an integrated Earth systems approach to understanding our planet and its resources. We will investigate geologic processes and hazards (e.g., earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, weather hazards), geologic resources (water, soil, minerals, energy) and the local and global ramifications of human interaction with the Earth (e.g., air, soil and water pollution, ozone depletion, and climate change). GEOL 0860 also serves as an introductory course for three majors in the Department of Geology and Planetary Science. Students may concurrently take GEOL 0055 (Geology Laboratory - 2 credits) to allow entry to other environmentally related courses in Geology.Offered every fall term. Lecture 2 hours; recitation 1 hour.

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