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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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Environmental Geology
Steven Lev, Towson University

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 ...

Environmental Geology
Laura Ruhl, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Throughout this environmental geology course, we will use geology to help understand conflicts in land use and potential hazards, to understand the root of and how to minimize environmental degradation, and to ...

Geological Engineering Site Investigation
Paul Santi, Colorado School of Mines
This course is designed to teach the skills needed to investigate subsurface soil and rock for engineering projects. Students learn drilling, sampling, logging, and testing methods, and they practice using geological knowledge to optimize site investigations.

Course profile: Environmental Geology
John Huntsman, University of North Carolina - Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington Entry level environmental geology course, 31-70 students Information for this profile was provided by John Huntsman in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course ...

Environmental Volcanology
Attila Kilinc, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus;
After a brief introduction to volcanology students learn the relationships between plate boundaries and plate intriors and volcanism. Next seven major volcanic hazards and what can be done to mitigate them is ...

Environmental Geophysics
Gregory Baker, University of Tennessee, The
This course examines surface and borehole geophysical methods that are currently being developed in industry, government labs and academia for examining the upper 200 m of the Earth's surface.

GEOL 4821: Environmental Geophysics
Samuel Peavy, Georgia Southwestern State University
An upper-level elective course in geophysics for geology majors with environmental applications.

Exploration and Environmental Geophysics
, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
In the absence of drilling, geophysical exploration methods are the principal means of examining the shallow subsurface. These techniques are non-invasive and relatively inexpensive. The objective of this course is ...

Environmental Geophysics
Lawrence L. Malinconico, Lafayette College
The students are exposed to the geophysical methods that geologists and civil engineers use to examine a number of different geological and environmental problems. While it will be important to understand the ...



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