BS Degree in Sustainability {22-23} - Economic and Environmental Geology

Course Code
GEOS 340  Credits
Title Economic and Environmental Geology 
Prerequisite GEOS 115 GEOS 302 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course introduces students to aspects of geology important in understanding earth's energy and mineral resources and how human activities in extracting and using those resources affect our environment. Key topics covered include an introduction to water movements on and in the ground (hydrology), how pollutants move in that water, the geochemical interactions among earth, water, and air, ore-forming and oil-forming processes, economic considerations important in the use of natural resources, and environmental laws.