ENVIRON 380 - Mineral Resources, Economics, and the Environment
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, BS, NS, QR/2
Other:
Theme
Advisory Prerequisites:
No previous courses in Geology or other sciences are required.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

GEOSCI 380 deals with mineral resource-related problems in a complex society. The course discusses the origin, distribution, and remaining supplies of oil, coal, uranium, copper, gold, diamonds, potash, sulfur, gravel, water, soil, and other important mineral resources in terms of the economic, engineering, political, and environmental factors that govern their recovery, processing, and use. Topics discussed in GEOSCI 380 include ore-forming processes, mineral exploration methods, mineral land access, strip mining, nuclear power, recycling, smelting methods, money and gold, mercury poisoning, and taxation vs. corporate profit. Three lectures and one discussion per week. Evaluation by means of quizzes, exercises, and a final exam.

Required text: A course pack is required, but no textbook.

No previous background in geology is necessary for this course.

ENVIRON 380 - Mineral Resources, Economics, and the Environment
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12015
Open
18
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
21155
Open
4
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
12016
Open
2
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
12017
Open
2
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
12018
Open
1
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
26320
Open
7
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
26458
Open
4
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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