NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    
    Aug 14, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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GEOL 1470 - Environmental Geology


This course provides a geologic perspective of mankind’s interaction with Earth.  Topics include a detailed assessment of the major environmental health and safety hazards associated with natural geologic processes and materials, mankind’s exploitation of soil, water, energy and mineral resources, and hazardous and sanitary waste disposal.  Solutions to these major environmental health and safety hazards will be explored.  Laboratory sessions will build skills in the identification and description of geologic materials, map reading and interpretation, project-based soil and water data collection techniques for field and laboratory, and local field trips.

Prerequisites:
GEOL 1100 - Physical Geology with a grade of “C” or better AND MATH 0930 - Intermediate Algebra or math placement exam score of Algebra 66 or higher.

General Education Requirement: Earth Science

Credits: 4

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 2 lab hours/week



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