Study of basic chemical and physical properties of soil, focusing on surface hydrology of small watersheds and the related techniques used in environmental planning. Most labs involve fieldwork. Prerequisites: GEOG 201, 219, GEOL 103; or BIOL 310. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.
GEOG 415 SELECTED PROBLEMS (Fall 2019)
Independent study permitting research or in-depth work on a selected topic to be indicated on student’s transcript. May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles. Intended for seniors with 18 or more hours in geography and/or geology. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Three hours per week for each credit hour.
GEOL 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY (Fall 2019)
Introduction to the nature and character of the Earth’s crust and the geological processes that generate and shape landform features. Topics include minerals, rocks, earth structure and plate tectonics, geological processes and associated landforms. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Meets General Education IVA or IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIA or IIIB).
ENVR 102 INTRO TO SUSTAINABILITY (Spring 2020)
Experimental examination of the effects of human activities on the environment. Field trips may include aquaculture facilities, commercial fishing operations, factory farms (of both plants and animals), organic farms, large-scale composting operations, sewage treatment plants, pine plantations, chip mills and power plants. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IVB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIIB).
ENVR 350 TOPICS IN NATURAL SCIENCES (Spring 2020)
Interdisciplinary investigation of a topic in the environmental natural sciences. May be taken three times under different course titles. Prerequisite: Two lab science courses in different departments. Three hours per week with enhancement.