The image to the right is an industrial discharge
to a tributary of Lake Michigan in Northwestern Indiana
Multiple Choice answer key for Exam 1, Spring 2008
Multiple Choice answer key for Exam 2, Spring 2008
Multiple Choice answer key for
Exam 3, Spring 2008
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Geology 131: Geology, The Environment, and Society is an Introductory Geology course. This course may be used to fulfill the university Core, C3 requirement of USI.
The overall course objective is to provide you with a basic understanding of geologic processes and how they inter-relate with human activities. Specifically, we will examine how geology places limitations on human activities (for example, availability of natural resources and natural hazards such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions). Conversely, we will examine how human activities impact natural geologic systems (for example, solid waste disposal and aggravation of flooding threats). In order to achieve these objectives it is necessary to first become better acquainted with fundamental geologic principles.
Lectures will be given during scheduled class times on Mondays. You are expected to read the assigned chapter(s) in Montgomery prior to the scheduled lecture. Throughout the semester it will benefit us to conduct the lecture in a discussion format. We will discuss environmental geologic issues of timely concern for local areas, the nation, and the planet (for example, Abolishment of Federal Earth science programs; Tri-state Ozone & Global Warming issues; coastal geology and the impacts of El Nino; Spring Ohio River flooding). You are expected to keep abreast of the current environmental geologic news via newspapers, news broadcasts, and the popular or technical literature. Please think of issues for discussion and let me know your ideas!!