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GEOG 335 - Earth Resources and The Environment

(3 units) CO9
Explores the geologic origin, distribution and economic, geopolitical and environmental aspects of extraction and use of nonrenewable natural resources, including metallic minerals, industrial minerals and energy resources. (GEOG 335 and GEOL 335 are cross-listed; credits may be earned in one of the two.)

Prerequisite(s): GEOL 100  or GEOL 101  or GEOG 103 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Even Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the distributions and types of non-renewable earth resources and how they form.
2. demonstrate an understanding of the politics and economics of resource extraction and exploitation.
3. demonstrate an understanding of the potential environmental consequences of resource extraction and critically evaluate the pros and cons of nonrenewable resource extraction.


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