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GSC 1620     Introduction to Environmental Geology     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This laboratory science course introduces the student to how geological processes affect people and their physical environment. Topics covered include the hazards associated with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and landslides, the effect of volcanism on local and global climates, the formation and exploitation of water, soil, mineral and energy resources, the disposal of wastes and accompanying pollution; the link between geology and human health, and land use planning. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 5

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Scientific Literacy