GEOL-312   Environmental Geology

Use of geologic methods and interpretations in understanding and resolving geologic problems relating to the environment. Emphasis on energy systems and global impacts, including fossil fuels and renewable energy resources, mineral and water resources, and geologic hazards associated with landslides, earthquakes and volcanic events. Pollution from hydrocarbons and mineral/chemical constituents and environmental cleanup issues are discussed. Laboratory. Prerequisite: Geography/Geology 252. Not offered 2012-2013.