FYSE 1434

Humans Geological Environment

Humans and Their Geological Environment: Ancient to Modern
The health and welfare of human populations is intimately connected to the natural environment, ranging from catastrophic phenomena such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and floods to less-catastrophic yet equally important factors such as soil, water, and climate. In some cases, events that occurred thousands of years ago are recorded in written accounts of oral histories such as volcanism in ancestral Klamath Indian lands and Noah’s Flood. In other cases, geological and archeological studies are required to understand past human-geological connections, and current research into modern problems (e.g., arsenic in groundwater and climate change) may inform public policy. Readings include popular and scientific literature and oral histories. 3 hrs. sem.
First Year Seminar
First-Year Seminar Program
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Spring 2015

FYSE1434A-S15 Seminar (Ryan)