GEOSCI 380 - Mineral Resources, Economics, and the Environment
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Geological Sciences (GEOSCI)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, BS, NS, QR/2
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.

GEOSCI 380 - Mineral Resources, Economics, and the Environment
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
14047
Open
22
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
30989
Open
2
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
14049
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
14051
Open
5
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
14053
Open
6
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
38871
Open
3
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
39105
Open
6
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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