GEO 106 Earth and the Human Future

Nature and humanity interact with and impact one another in complex and significant ways. Human health, safety, and economic well-being are significantly impacted by natural processes, providing both opportunities and constraints on sustainability. This course focuses on these interactions as studied by earth scientists. Topics include: Earth surface properties and processes, air quality, mineral and energy resources/reserves for industrialized society, water resources, hazardous earth processes, and development and degradation of soils and climate. Labs will include using problem-solving skills and case studies. Includes one two-hour laboratory per week and a one-day field trip.

Credits

4 units

Corequisite

GEO 106L

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science