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Spring 2013
Apr 24,2014
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GEOL 333 - ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
This course studies the interactions between geology and the surface and near-surface environment. First we will examine geologic resources such as water, soils, minerals, and energy; this section will include examination of current 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 (try to) mitigate them. Third, we will examine the interplay between humans and the surface environment, in particular climate and hydrology. Finally we will study some applications of environmental geology in society, including land use planning, waste disposal, and environmental laws and regulations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Geology Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR GEOL 333

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: GEOL 101
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: GEOL 105
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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