GEOL 3400W Geological Problems and Opportunities in Urban Areas

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: Geology 1100 [1] (or permission of the chairperson), 1200 [2.2], English 1012 [2], plus nine credits of geology courses numbered 10 or above.


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