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These Environmental Geology course descriptions provide examples of how faculty across the country have designed their courses to teach these concepts.


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Introduction to Environmental Geosciences
Robert Stewart, Texas A & M University
This is a problems based course that introduces undergraduates to important environmental problems, including global change, water resources, coastal problems, air pollution and ozone depletion, and land use and ...

Marine Environmental Geology
Edward Laine, Bowdoin College
Marine Environmental Geology is a problem-based service-learning course that focuses on addressing water quality issues in nearby Casco Bay. Working with our community partner, The Friends of Casco Bay, a ...

Geology and the Environment
Angela Moore, Guilford College
Geology and the Environment course focuses on the fundamentals of physical geology, and also integrates significant material pertaining to human interactions with their environment. The course is open to majors and ...

Environmental and Applied Geology
Katherine Scharer, Appalachian State University
Standard hazards and resources geology course. I continually emphasize physics and chemical processes that drive geologic outcomes, make students do a bit of math, and always incorporate current events.

Principles of Environmental Geology
Bruce Herbert, Texas A & M University
This course explores the nature, dynamics and human interactions with near-surface geologic environments including aquifers, watersheds, coastlines and wetlands. We will also explore how specific techniques, ...

Geology and the Environment
Karin Kirk, Carleton College
This online course covers the basic elements of environmental geology including natural hazards, land use, resource use and climate change. The course is taught asynchronously and has 7 modules, each lasting 1-3 ...

Environmental Geochemistry
Kevin Theissen, University of St. Thomas (MN)
This course focuses on geochemical processes that occur at or near the surface which are of particular importance to environmental quality and therefore to humans. During the first few weeks of the course students ...

Environmental Systems: Landscapes and Water
John Pitlick, University of Colorado at Boulder
This course introduces students to the sciences of hydrology and geomorphology, which are two branches of physical Geography dealing with earth surface processes.

Introduction to Environmental Science
James Dauray
Introduction to environmental science course for non-science majors. Covers basic ecological concepts such as species interactions, types of ecosystems, effects of altitude, latitude, and so on. Also includes ...

Environmental Geology
Maureen Muldoon, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
This is a general geology course for non-majors. I introduce the course using a picture of the book "How Things Work in Your House (and what to do when they don't)". The course covers all the basic ...



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