GEY 135 Environmental Geology

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: ENG 090

Introduces geology and its relationship to the human environment. Covers geologic hazards such as floods, landslides, avalanches, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Focuses on surface and groundwater resources in terms of exploitation and our responsibility to protect these resources from contamination. The geologic aspects of land use practices, as well as mineral and energy resource exploitation are reviewed and related to legislation regarding environmental law.