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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GLG 110IN - Geological Disasters and Environmental Geology

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours (3 lec., 3 lab)

Survey of geologic processes with respect to the interactions between humans and the Earth. Includes identifying geologic hazards, understanding the challenges of predicting and preventing natural disasters, and mitigating and preventing pollution; the relationship of natural resources to population distribution, resource usage and impacts, and waste management and pollution prevention; and the hydrologic cycle, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, and catastrophic events, such as floods, fires, landslides, earthquakes, and volcanic action. Also includes water quality, resource availability, toxic and radioactive waste disposal problems and proposed solutions, global climate change, sea level rise, greenhouse gases, and extreme weather. Also includes a field trip to investigate local geologic hazards.

Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SCI; Meets CTE - M&S.