1304 – This is an introductory course environmental geology course that examines interactions between human beings and our changing planet, the affects of natural/geologic hazards on humans, and anthropogenic (human-caused) impacts on nature, geology, and society. Fundamental geologic concepts such as plate tectonics, geologic time, and surficial processes are used as a basis for understanding a variety of natural processes. The course topics include natural and anthropogenic geologic hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and land subsidence), climate change, environmental issues, as well as the impact of mineral extraction and water resource utilization.
1104 – Prerequisite or corequisite: ERSC 1304. A laboratory course designed to accompany ERSC 1304. Students make observations and interpretations from case studies, gather, manipulate, and interpret data, and make field measurements and problem solve using minerals, rocks, graphs, and the UALR campus. The laboratory meets for two hours per week. One credit hour.
- Course credit hours: 4