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The science of geology presents to the student the physical nature and history of the earth and their relationship to the cultural, economic and political concerns of man.
GEOL/ENV-102Q. Geology: The Earth Around Us Dr. Joseph, Faculty
This course examines the current state of knowledge about the Earth and investigates the forces and processes that shape it. Topics include the formation of the Earth and solar system, the materials that comprise the Earth, the forces that currently act on, around, and within the planet, and the relationship of these forces to the processes and features we observe and/or experience at the Earth’s surface. To address complex and dynamic geologic processes, this course utilizes knowledge and methods from several disciplines in addition to geology, including biology, math, physics, and chemistry. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Four semester hours. (LS.)
GEOL/ENV-105Q. Environmental Geology Dr. Joseph, Faculty
An introduction to environmental geosciences. Includes a study of the earth’s environmental systems: lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, mineral resources, weathering, soils, rivers and flooding, ground water, climate, oceans and coastline erosion, energy sources, human populations, and environmental change. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Four semester hours. (LS.)