Environmental Science and Geology

Environmental Science and Geology will challenge you to look at the ecological and social foundations of environmental issues and the complex interaction among them locally and globally.

Environmental Science and Geology 131Q

Introduction to Environmental Studies with Lab

(SNT)

Fall, Spring. Credit, five hours. Basic ecological concepts, study of ecosystems and application of ecological principles to local and global environmental problems. This course does not fulfill requirements for the biology major. Four hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Environmental Science and Geology 222

Evolution of the Earth with Laboratory

(SNT)

Spring (alternate years). Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: ENVS 131 or ENVS 230. History of the earth in the context of changing environments. Special emphasis on the methods of analysis, environments of deposition, and organic change as seen through fossils. Course involves the interaction of biological systems with global processes such as plate tectonics, climate change, and sea-level fluctuations. Coverage includes rocks, fossils, geological maps, and field geology. Four hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Includes a required weekend field trip to a Georgia coast barrier island. Fulfills Intermediate earth science and upper-level lab course requirements for ENVS majors.

Environmental Science and Geology 230

Fundamentals of Geology with Laboratory

(SNT)

Fall. Credit, four hours. No prerequisite. Introduction to planet earth: fundamental concepts of geology developed through the study of minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, volcanoes, and forces shaping the earth’s surface. Four hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Fulfills Intermediate earth science and upper-level-lab course requirement for ENVS majors.

Environmental Science and Geology 385R

Special Topics in Environmental Science

(SNT)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Variable topics in environmental science to be offered as irregular courses.