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Environmental Geology
Gregg Erickson, Sullivan County Community College
Gregg Erickson , gerickson@sullivan.suny.edu Sullivan County Community College a Two Year College . Course URL: Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Environmental ScienceResource Type: Course ...

Natural Disasters
Anna Tary, Bentley University
This course introduces the concept of natural physical processes as disasters in which members of a society are harmed. Examines the origins, prediction/forecasting, effects, and mitigation efforts of some commonly ...

Natural Hazards and Catastrophes
Alan Whittington, University of Missouri-Columbia
1 credit hour course for non-scientists, with no pre-requisites. Aims to improve quantitative and scientific literacy through applying simple skills to topics including global climate change, earthquakes, volcanoes ...

Course profile: Quantitative Natural Hazards
Arlo Weil, Bryn Mawr
Arlo Weil, Bryn Mawr 200-level general science course, 16-30 students. Information for this profile was provided by Arlo Weil in 2007. Information is also available on the course website. Jump down to Overview and ...

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 ...

Course profile: Earth Hazards
Paul Bierman, University of Vermont
Paul Bierman, University of Vermont Entry level geologic hazards course, more than 150 students Information for this profile was provided by Paul Bierman in 2007. Information is also available on the course ...

World Natural Environments
Shelly Rayback, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
World Natural Environments is an entry level introduction to physical geography course, covering weather/climate, geomorphology, hydrology and biogeography. The course is based on five case studies (Weather and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Natural Disasters
Matt Brueseke, Kansas State University
This course seeks to provide a basic understanding of the physical nature of the Earth and how fundamental Earth processes can substantially affect how humans live.

Geologic Disasters & the Environment
Kaatje Kraft, Mesa Community College
This class teaches the essentials of geologic disasters and environmental geology to non-major students. Students examine human interactions with Earth and vice versa. This course is taught through a case study ...

Planet Earth's Geological Environment, GEOL 101
Klaus Neumann, Ball State University
Planet Earth's Geological Environment gives a general introduction into geology, and, building on that initial information, examines geologic hazards that affect human beings. This natural science core course ...

GEOL 1003: Environmental Geology
Carolyn Dowling, Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Environmental Geology is a survey of fundamental geologic processes and associated hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, etc.) and the interactions of humans with the environment.

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.

Environmental Geology
Bianca Pedersen, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
This is an introductory level geology course focusing on various aspects of geology that touch people lives, such as earth resources issues and geological hazards. The course includes a lab and field trips. ...

Geological Disasters: Agents of Chaos
Lawrence L. Malinconico, Lafayette College
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and asteroid impacts are all part of the geologic evolution of the earth. For many different reasons, humans are exposed to the often ...

Environmental Geology
Carrie Davis Todd, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
This non-laboratory course is designed to cover key concepts in environmental geology, from natural hazards to resource extraction to environmental degradation to map interpretation. The course has no laboratory ...

Chemistry & Ethnicity: Uranium and American Indians
Catherine Middlecamp, Department of Chemistry, and Omie Baldwin, University Health Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
Catherine Middlecamp, Department of Chemistry, and Omie Baldwin, University Health Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin Abstract In 2002, Environmental Chemistry & Ethnicity (3 ...

Science, Society, & Global Catastrophes
Theo Koupelis, University of Wisconsin - Marathon
Catastrophes are used to introduce students tophysics, meterology, epidemiology, the chemistry of greenhouse gases, and statistics. 60 students and five faculty on five campuses are linked by compressed video. Assignments emphasize critical thinking and writing skills, and include group projects, interpretation of data, analysis of journal articles, and mathematical and statistical modeling exercises.

Natural Disasters and Earth Resources
Mathieu Richaud, California State University-Fresno
Processes and materials that produce the different geologic resources and hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, landslides). Plate tectonic theory. Emphasizes the relationship between geology and humans.

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