The increasing interplay between the environment and human activity has profound effects on our landscape and society. This course focuses on anthropogenic issues such as climate change, soil and groundwater contamination, solid-waste disposal, and resource extraction and dependence. To understand how humans have perturbed the natural environment, it is critical to understand geologic principles and processes. The course also explores natural phenomena including earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, landslides, floods, and coastal erosion and their effects on different segments of society, as the impacts of natural disasters are affected by various socio-economic factors.
Location & Meeting Time
Olin Building-306+ M/W/F 10:30AM-11:35AM LEC