NWCCD 2022-2023 Catalog 
  
    Feb 02, 2023  
NWCCD 2022-2023 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 using industry standards for field and laboratory will be explored. State and Federal regulations regarding environmental issues, mitigation and processes will be investigated.
Minimum Credits: 4
Prerequisites: GEOL 1100 Physical Geology with a C or better AND MATH 0930 Intermediate Algebra or math placement IV
Grading: Letter



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