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Environmental Geology

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This course introduces students to the study of environmental geology. Students examine the connection between geological processes and resource management. Topics include Earth’s internal structure and processes, hydrological and geological resources, geomorphology, natural hazards, waste management, policies and regulations, and the impact of human activity on natural resources.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Ecology, Water Use, and Water Pollution

    • Identify river characteristics and flooding hazards.
    • Examine water resources, their usage, and related policies and regulations.
    • Describe types of water pollution.
    • Describe waste management processes and regulations.
    • Explain the influence of geology on biodiversity.

    Mineral, Energy, and Soil Resources

    • Describe the geology of mineral resources.
    • Examine the effects of mineral use on the environment.
    • Explain energy resources and consumption.
    • Describe soil properties as they relate to land use.

    Coastal Processes, Landslides, and Climate Change

    • Describe the potential hazards and prevention methods relating to coastal processes.
    • Identify factors that influence landslides.
    • Explain climate change and its effects on the earth’s atmosphere.
    • Examine the impact of geology on society.

    Introduction to Environmental Geology

    • Identify the fundamental concepts that relate to environmental geology.
    • Explain plate tectonics and types of plate boundaries.
    • Describe the process of rock formation and the rock cycle.

    Introduction to Natural Hazards

    • Define natural hazards .
    • Explain potential causes and locations of earthquakes and tsunamis.
    • Examine strategies to minimize the effects of earthquakes and tsunamis.
    • Describe the types of volcanoes and related hazards.
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