Middlebury

ECSC 0112

Environmental Geology

Environmental Geology
Geological processes form the physical framework on which ecosystems operate. We require an understanding of the geological environment in order to minimize disruption of natural systems by human development and to avoid hazards such as floods and landslides. This course is an overview of basic tectonic, volcanic, and landscape-forming processes and systems, including earthquakes, rivers, soils, and groundwater. Environmental effects of energy, mineral, and water resource use, and waste disposal are also examined. Weekly field labs after spring break. Registration priority for first and second-year students. 3 hrs. lect./disc., 3 hrs. lab/field trips (formerly GEOL 0112)
Subject:
Earth & Climate Sciences
Department:
Earth & Climate Sciences
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:
ECSC 0111
GEOL 0112
GEOL 0120 *
ECSC 0120

Sections in Spring 2020