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Course description

Environmental Geology introduces fundamental environmental and geologic principles and uses these concepts to understand humanity’s interactions with the Earth. The course explores the causes of geologic hazards—such as earthquakes and floods—as well as strategies for mitigating their effects; the formation of Earth’s resources and the limits that our present use of these resources place on humanity; and the environmental effects of pollution and land-use changes caused by human activities.

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Course format

Environmental Geology (GEOL 1110) is currently offered online using resources posted on this website (syllabus and student scores) and a companion Etudes site (announcements, lessons ("modules"), exercises, quizzes, discussion board, and private messages). Information about logging in and accessing materials on Etudes is available on the COS Online Student Help page.