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Introduction to human interaction with the Earth, with a specific focus on scientifically characterizing geologic processes at the Earth's surface and how humans are affected by, and have in some cases modified those processes. This course introduces the basic science and math concepts we use to understand important topics in geologic hazards including volcanoes, landslides, earthquakes, coastal processes, stream processes and flooding. In addition, scientific principles are applied to important problems related to groundwater, energy resource management and land use that have faced every civilization over time, but are becoming much more critical to life on this planet as human population and resource use increase.
3 hours lecture 3 hours labratory
Credit course taken for grade or for credit/no credit