Environmental Geology
 

Environ 284/GeoSci 284

Winter 2008

Ben van der Pluijm
and
Nathan Sheldon

 


Environmental Geology examines the interactions between today's human society and our dynamic planet.  It begins with geologic materials and processes, and goes on to specific topics that include soils, ground water, natural hazards (volcanism, landslides, earthquakes, floods), land surface and sea level, coasts, deserts, pollution and global warming, energy resources and waste.
Previous experience in geological or environmental sciences is not required. The course includes two 1.5 hr lectures and one 1 hr discussion period (in which reading and exercises are discussed) per week.  Evaluation is by means of class participation, discussions/exercises and three exams.

Program in the Environment - ENVIRON 284 -  Environmental Geology
Geological Sciences - GEOSCI 284 - Environmental Geology
Section 001-004
Credits: 4
Requirements & Distribution: BS, NS
Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GEOSCI 148. Those with credit for GEOSCI 147 may elect GEOSCI/ENVIRON 284 for only 3 credits.
Course Attributes
Advisory Prerequisites: NONE
BS: This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability: May not be repeated for credit.
Sections:

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  Section Availability for : WN 2008  GEOSCI 284 -  Environmental Geology
Section No. Class Type Class No. Open Seats Meeting Day/Time Location
001
LEC
  23922 80 TuTh
02:30PM -
04:00PM
1528 CCL
002
DIS
P 23923 20 Tu
04:00PM -
05:00PM
2502 CCL
003
DIS
P 23924 20 Th
04:00PM -
05:00PM
2502 CCL
004
DIS
P 23925 20 M
04:00PM -
05:00PM
2502 CCL
005
DIS
P 27618 20 W
03:00PM -
04:00PM
2502 CCL

Textbook:
Geology and the Environment,
5th Edition
Bernard W. Pipkin (University of Southern California), D. D. Trent (Citrus College), Richard Hazlett (Pomona College), Paul Bierman (Vermont). Publisher: Brooks Cole; 5th edition (2008); ISBN: 0495113050.
No Discussion Section text.

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Contact Ben van der Pluijm or Nathan Sheldon with any questions.


12/27/2007