EESC 3400W Geological Problems and Opportunities in Urban Areas

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as GEOL 22W.
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2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory; 3 credits

Geologic aspects of environmental problems and opportunities of urban areas: water supply, waste disposal, construction materials, foundations, ground stability, stream floods, and coastal processes. Geology and urban and regional planning. Geology and the origin, evolution and future of cities. Laboratory work includes the construction and use of observational and judgmental maps. Writing-intensive course.

Prerequisites: Earth and Environmental Science 1101 or permission of the chairperson, Earth and Environmental Science 1201, English 1012, plus nine credits of Earth and Environmental Science courses numbered 2000 or above.


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