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Spring 2011
Dec 12,2017
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This course studies the interactions between geology and the surface and near-surface environment. The first part of the course examines geologic resources such as water, soils, minerals, and energy; this section includes examination of extraction (including resource limits, alternative resources, and pollution). The second part of the course concerns geological hazards, both generated in the earth’s interior (earthquakes and volcanoes) and those acting on the Earth’s surface (mass movement, flooding, and coastal hazards), and the role of humans in both increasing their occurrence and damages and how to attempt mitigation. The third part of the course examines the interplay between humans and the surface environment, in particular climate and hydrology. Finally, the course addresses some applications of environmental geology in society, including land use planning, waste disposal, and environmental laws and regulations. GEOL 333 fulfills the upper-level Geology requirement for the Environmental Science major, is an elective for the $Environmental Science and Environmental Studies minors, is required for the Physical Science tract in the Integrated Science Studies major, and fulfills the “Earth and Resources” component of the Environmental Studies major. It also counts toward the Earth Science teacher certification. This course is Writing Intensive, and has a lab.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Geology Department

Course Attributes:

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     


General Requirements:
Course or Test: ENGL 180
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
Course or Test: GEOL 101
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
Course or Test: GEOL 105
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )

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