Dr. Mara Chen's main interests have been on geospatial studies of environment issues, interconnections between earth environment, human health and creativity, as well as geoscience education. See my website for more info.
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).
GEOL 405 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY (Spring 2020)
Study of natural hazards, human-induced environmental problems, and the dynamic interaction processes between humans and the environment. Emphasis placed on understanding of major issues in environmental hazards, natural resources (water, mineral and energy), waste disposal, sustainable development and emergency management. Prerequisite: GEOL 103 or GEOG 104 or 105. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.