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Environmental Geology

Focuses on the interaction between humans and the geologic environment. Geologic phenomena, such as flooding, volcanoes, earthquakes, shoreline erosion, and soil erosion are examined. Environmental problems to be discussed include groundwater pollution, geologic constraints on sewage and solid waste disposal, resource utilization, acid rain, and the greenhouse effect. Students gain a strong understanding of how geology influences many of these environmental problems. Laboratory and field trips.

Credit Hours:
Course Number:
GEOL 110
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