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  Course: GEY 1135
  Title:Environmental Geol w/Lab: SC1
  Long Title:Environmental Geology with Lab: GT-SC1
  Course Description:Introduces the subject of geology as it relates to human activities. Geologic hazards such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, and volcanoes are investigated. Mineral, energy, soil, and water resources are discussed in terms of their geologic formation and identification, usage by society, and associated environmental impacts. Land use issues, waste, and pollution are also examined. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category.
  Min Credit:4
  Max Credit:

  Origin Notes: FRCC
  General Notes:Revisions entered 4/25/11 LK
  General Notes:GT status entered 201230 LK
  General Notes:Revised ttl entered 2/6/12 LK
  Course Notes: updated new GT language 8/8/18 dl

 For REQUIRED SYLLABUS information that is to be included on all syllabi starting Spring 2018, 201830 go to https://internal.cccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/documents/GT-SC1-Required-Syllabus-Info.docx.:
 1.     Discuss how non-geologic components of Earth’s system, including human populations, interact with geology.
 2. Relate plate tectonics to earthquakes, volcanoes, and the origin of mineral deposits.
 3. Summarize information that might be useful in predicting and minimizing the risk from geologic hazards.
 4. Identify the characteristics of glaciers and deserts and some of the geologic tools used to study climate change.
 5. Explain the Earth’s limited ability to provide resources and why it is important to manage resources responsibly.
 6. Describe the geologic formation of soil, mineral, and fossil fuel resources as well as some of their uses and the environmental impacts associated with their extraction and/or use.
 7. Discuss the pros and cons of energy produced by fossil fuels, nuclear fission, hydropower, wind power, solar energy, geothermal, etc.
 8. Describe the types and effects of pollution on earth systems including soil, surface water, and ground water.
 9. Discuss management strategies for municipal and hazardous chemical, biological, and radioactive waste.
 10. Relate principles of land-use planning to the extraction and use of natural resources, soil conservation, and natural hazards such as floods and landslides.

 I.      Earth system interactions related to geology
 II. Plate Tectonics
 III. Earthquakes
 IV. Volcanoes
 V. Streams and flooding
 VI. Coastal hazards
 VII. Mass movements
 VIII. Glaciers, deserts, and climate
 IX. Water resources
 X. Soil resources
 XI. Mineral resources
 XII. Energy resources: fossil fuels
 XIII. Energy resources: alternatives to fossil fuels
 XIV. Pollution & environmental policy
 XV. Waste disposal
 XVI. Land use planning

 Course Offered At:

  Arapahoe Community College ACC
  Front Range Community College FRCC
  Pueblo Community College PCC
  Pikes Peak State College PPCC
  Red Rocks Community College RRCC
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