GEOL 543 Environmental Ethics: A View from the National Parks
To what extent are our National Parks protected from pollution, invasive species, mining, climate change and tourism? In this course you will learn about the geologic processes that form our National Parks as well as the competing interests that stakeholders have on the land. Prerequisite: A course in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Geology.
Why study geology? In Geology you get to apply techniques and knowledge from chemistry, physics, biology and math to answer important questions about Earth processes, history and future. Geologists are in demand to evaluate geologic hazards, evaluate natural resources, and understand the environment. The B.A. program allows many free electives for background courses in the sciences or liberal arts. The program permits study of traditional geology (with emphasis on the solid earth, the earth's surface, or environmental geology and natural resources), environmental geology (with emphasis on water or urban environmental geology), or an individually tailored program.