Geo 101 An illustration of a beaker and the Earth.

Environmental Geology

  • Course ID: GEOL 101
  • Subject: Physical Sciences

An examination of how geologic processes and hazards influence human activities. The geologic aspects of earth resources and environmental issues related to water, soils, minerals, and fossil fuels are investigated. Hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, flooding, volcanism, and surface deformation are included. A geologic framework for environmental issues, including rocks and minerals, tectonic processes and geologic time is provided. Upon successful completion of this course, student will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and dynamism of geology as well as the natural and human-induced changes in geologic systems.

Courses Include

  • illustration of a person talking. Lectures
  • illustration of a beaker. Labs
Labs fall into three categories: at-home labs, laboratory kits and virtual labs. At-home labs use commonly found household items or things that can easily be purchased and come with a set of instructions on how to complete the lab. Laboratory kits are very similar to at home-labs – items and directions required to complete the lab are sent directly to you via the purchase of a lab kit. Virtual labs use in-house designed simulations which walk you through any experiment and will ask you lab-related questions. All labs may require a video of you performing the lab and/or a completed lab report.

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How This Course Works

Courses are completely online: lectures, discussion boards, and even group projects.

You’ll be able to view course materials a full week before the class starts.

Once courses begin, assignments are due each week.

Complete labs virtually or in your own home.

Need help or have questions? In addition to instructor access, every student receives support from an advisor.

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