Undergraduate Geology-Rock County
2021 Spring Term
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The physical Env. & our interaction with it. Emphasis on earth processes affecting humans, such as flooding, erosion, groundwater, l&slides & earthquakes. The impact of humans upon the Env. along with the application of the Sci. of geology to these impacts. Air, water & soil pollution studied from a physical-chemical st&point. The depletion of energy & mineral resources & the need for humans to design with nature. Two or four hours of lab per week depending on the credit. Field trip(s) may be required. May not be taken for credit by students who have had GLG 135.
DISASTERS-LIVING ON THE EDGE
(Same as GEO 170) Study of various Env.al hazards, their causes, impacts on humans, & mitigations. Core topics are natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, l&slides, tornadoes, hurricanes), & anthropogenic hazards (climate change/global warming, nuclear hazards, & overpopulation). Additional topics may be covered: coastal hazards, pollution of groundwater, air, soil, & water, other atmospheric hazards (extreme weather, droughts), impacts from space, extinctions, biohazards, chemical hazards, & terrorism.