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ESC 185 Intro to Enviromental Geology

Environmental aspects of recent geological processes that have significant impact on biological processes (including humans). Topics include earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, rising sea level, landslides, mass wasting, soils, groundwater, and water resources, in addition to plate tectonic theory and an introduction to minerals and rocks. Associated lab required, with field trips likely. Two and a half hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week. Lab fee. Not open to those who have had ESC 190. (L09)