ENVI 207 Earth Resources

Last offered Fall 2013

Cross Listed as GEOS205
The metal in your soda can, the plastic in your Nalgene, the components of your computer, the glass in your window, the hydrocarbons being burned to keep you warm in the winter or to transport you in cars or aircraft, the cars and aircraft themselves: all are made of materials mined from the Earth. Right now there are more people building more houses, paving more roads, making more vehicles, more electronics, and more plastic packaging--all with geologic materials. As demand soars in both established and growing economies, and as we realize the environmental damage that can result from resource extraction and processing, the importance of understanding Earth's resources increases. Finding new deposits and managing those we have requires insight into the geology that underlies the location and origin of strategic Earth materials.This class introduces the geologic processes that control formation, distribution, and extent of materials reserves: dimension stone and gravel, base and precious metal ores, gemstones, petroleum, nuclear energy sources, and specialty materials for medical, technological, and military uses.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: one hour exam, a final exam, lab exercises, and class participation
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: one 100-level GEOS course or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: sophomores and Geosciences majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division III
Other Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives,ENVS Group EG-C Electives,GEOS Solid Earth Courses
Enrollment Limit: 18
Expected Enrollment: 18
Class Number: 1540
ENVI 207 LEC Earth Resources Division 3: Science and Mathematics Ronadh Cox
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