GEOSCI 284 - Environmental Geology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Geological Sciences (GEOSCI)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GEOSCI 148. Those with credit for GEOSCI 147 may elect GEOSCI/ENVIRON 284 for only 3 credits.
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:

Environmental Geology examines the interactions between today's human society and our dynamic planet. It begins with geologic materials and processes, and goes on to specific topics that include soils, ground water, natural hazards (volcanism, landslides, earthquakes, floods), land surface and sea level, pollution and global warming, energy resources and waste disposal.

Previous experience in geological or environmental sciences is not required. The course includes two, 1.5 hr lectures and one discussion period (in which homework exercises are discussed) per week. Evaluation is by means of class participation, exercises, and two exams.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:
Geology and the Environment, 4th Edition
Bernard W. Pipkin (University of Southern California), Dee D. Trent (Citrus College), Richard Hazlett (Pomona College)
Publisher: Brooks Cole; 4th edition (March 30, 2004)
ISBN: 0534490514
Laboratory manual: TBA

GEOSCI 284 - Environmental Geology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
34097
Open
27
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
34099
Open
2
 
-
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
34101
Open
9
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
34103
Open
3
 
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
37731
Open
13
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Note:
This book is also available to be rented at http://www.cengagebrain.com/. You can either rent a copy of the physical book for the term for about half of what the book lists for or you can buy individual book chapters as .pdfs for $8.49/chapter. The 4th Edition of the textbook is acceptable, but older versions are too different.
ISBN: 0495113050
Geology and the environment, Author: Bernard W. Pipkin ... [et al.]., Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole 5th ed. 2008
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