College of

Natural Disasters and Environmental Geology

Shawn Willsey
Distinguished Professor, Geology 
Office: Evergreen A-18
Phone: 208-732-6421

Course Description

This course examines the interaction between modern society and Earth processes and resources. Natural Earth processes which adversely affect humans are considered including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding, meteorite impacts, mass wasting, coastal processes, and climate trends.  The course also investigates the development of natural resources, pollution and waste disposal, climate change, land use and engineering, and energy resources.  Lab exercises will provide real-world problems and will introduce techniques and skills that can be used to address these issues.  Field trips may be included with the course.  

Course Syllabus
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  • GEOL 104 Fall 2011