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Course Descriptions

GEO 210 - Environmental Geology

4 Credits

This lecture and laboratory course will center around an in-depth discussion about the environment as related to resources, wastes, pollution, and geologic hazards. The consequences of use and misuse of our geologic environment will be stressed and explored in more depth in weekly laboratories. Course offered Spring of even years.

Prerequisite: GEO 101

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the role of plate tectonics in the formation of Earth features.
2. Describe the origins of natural resources.
3. Compare and contrast alternative energy resources.
4. Identify point or non-point sources of pollution.
5. Describe potential solutions to environmental problems.
6. Explain the distribution of natural hazards.
7. Describe how human activities affect natural hazards.
8. Identify Earth materials including rocks and minerals.
9. Interpret maps, charts, or graphs that illustrate problems in environmental geology.
10. Test water or soil chemistry.
11. Identify potential hazards using geologic field data.

Course Offered Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023