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Environmental Geology

Course Number: 
GEO-101
Minimum Credits: 
3
Maximum Credits: 
4
An examination of how geologic processes and hazards influence human activities. The geologic aspects of earth resources and environmental issues related to water, soils, minerals, and fossil fuels are investigated. Hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, flooding, volcanism, and surface deformation are included. A geologic framework for environmental issues, including rocks and minerals, tectonic processes, and geologic time is provided. Upon successful completion of this course, student will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and dynamism of geology as well as the natural and human-induced changes in geologic systems.