Environmental Science 342: Environmental Geology

Spring 2012

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Office: LS 463, Phone: 465-2246
email: dutchs@uwgb.edu, HOME PAGE:  http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs
Course material is NOT on D2L

Syllabus

Part I. Geology and the Environment
Jan. 23- Jan. 27 Introduction, Earth Processes
Jan. 30 - Feb. 3 Geologic Hazards
Part II. Processes that Affect Human Activities
Feb. 6- Feb. 10 Earthquakes Ch. 3,4
Feb. 13 - Feb. 17 Volcanoes Ch. 5  
Feb. 20 - Feb. 24 Meteor Impacts Feb. 24  Exam I  
Feb. 27 - Mar. 2 Floods Ch. 6
Mar. 5 - Mar. 9 Coastal Processes Ch. 7  
Mar. 10- Mar. 18 Spring Break
Mar. 19 - Mar. 23 Slope Failures, Soils Ch. 8, 9, 11
Part III. Human Effects on Earth Processes
Mar. 26 – Mar. 30 Surface Water Hydrology Ch. 10, 16
Apr. 2 - Apr. 6 Ground Water Hydrology  Ch. 10, 15 Apr. 6  Exam II  
Apr. 9 - Apr. 13 Resources and Reserves; Mineral Resources Ch. 12
Apr. 16 - Apr. 20 Energy Resources Ch. 9, 13, 14
Apr. 23 - Apr. 27 Military Impacts on the Environment
Part IV. Geology and Environmental Law
Apr. 30 - May 4 Environmental Law and Environmental Impact Ch. 17, 18, 19 May 2: Paper due

Text: Carla W. Montgomery, Environmental Geology

Final Exam Wednesday May 9, 8-10 AM in MAC 237

Grading:

Item Percent of Grade Score Letter Grade
Exam I 15   90%+ A
Exam II 15   85-90 AB
Paper 15   80-85 B
Final 40   75-80 BC
Attendance, Participation 10   70-75 C

Paper Topics (8 Pages) Pick One Topic

Papers must be in proper scientific format with correct citations in text and bibliography. Encyclopedia articles (printed or electronic) are not acceptable references.

Basic Goals of the Course (What we are Trying to Do)

Earthquakes

Volcanoes

Meteor Impact

Floods

Coastal Processes

Slope Failures

Soils

Surface Water Hydrology

Ground Water Hydrology 

Mineral Resources

Energy Resources

Military Impacts on the Environment

Environmental Law and Environmental Impact