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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 ...

Economics of Hazards & Disasters
Lorraine Motola, Metropolitan College of New York
This course, Economics of Hazards and Disasters, provides a comprehensive overview of the economic aspects of hazards and disasters through a review of the concepts, analytical tools and policies to aid emergency ...

Resources and Risks: Humans and the Physical Environment
This course draws upon the earth and environmental sciences to explore interactions between humans and the physical environment. Students use spatial and aspatial datasets (e.g., Google Earth, computer simulations, ...

Environmental Volcanology
Attila Kilinc, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus; , 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 Kansas Main Campus
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.

Environmental Geology
Kirsten Nicolaysen, Whitman College
This course serves both non-science majors and entering Geology and Environmental Studies majors.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...



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