GY150 - Environmental Geology

Examination of environmental issues within the context of earth system processes through laboratory and field activities. Characteristics of river & coastal flooding, mass movements, volcanic & earthquake hazards are investigated, as are the factors that control their distribution over time & space and their possible impacts on human groups. Processes of mineral & energy resource formation, factors determining their distribution over space, and impacts of their extraction & use are also considered. Emphasis is placed on putting the present-day in a ‘deep time’ context by using the rock record to infer the occurrence of hazard and resource-forming processes in the past. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: SA requirement.

Prerequisite: No credit after Geology 140.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: SA, Critical Perspectives: I

1 unit — Schanz

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2024 Block 8 Environmental Geology Henry Fricke Palmer Hall 16 25 / 6 05/29/2024
Fall 2024 Block 1 Environmental Geology Sarah Schanz TBA 25 / 12 05/29/2024
Spring 2025 Block 7 Environmental Geology Sarah Schanz TBA 25 / 25 05/29/2024
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