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Geology and Our Environment



Desertification, acid rain, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, radon poisoning ? what do these have to do with geology? In this course students will explore how the geology of our environment influences ecological processes and environmental issues. Students focus on the influence of geological processes, exploring both the large-scale events of natural disaster such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, and landslides, and less obvious influences of geology on pollution, soil loss, groundwater availability, distribution and effect of mining and petroleum exploration, and other environmental issues. Issues will be explored through case studies with an emphasis on recognizing the role of geological process in solving or creating environmental issues.


Jul 15, 2024 — Aug 18, 2024

Oct 7, 2024 — Nov 10, 2024

Jan 13, 2025 — Feb 16, 2025

Apr 7, 2025 — May 11, 2025


Distance Education - Online

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For credit cost: $1410