Geological factors that control or affect human habitat avoiding, or compensating for geological hazards. Applied geology from an environmental perspective that focuses on interactions between humans and Earth surface processes. Study of natural hazards such as river flooding, landslides and debris flows, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, coastal hazards. Surface and ground water use and pollution are also covered. This course is equivalent to ESCI 450 and credit will not be earned if this course has been previously taken.
Prerequisites: GSCI 125 or GSCI 135, MATH 115 or MATH 119, or permission of department chair.
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