Course Description

ONLINE: This introductory online class presents physical geology and its practical uses in society. Basic geologic concepts and principles are covered first for background. Engineering geology and hydrogeology subdisciplines apply these concepts to construction, life safety, water supply and protection, and resource development. The course goal is for students to understand the importance of geological science. Students will receive handouts and references on geologic concepts for class preparation. These complement each lecture and, together with the recommended text, form a small working library for future individual self-learning. Lectures: 1) Earth Formation/Geologic Time; 2) Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes; 3) Rocks, Minerals, Soils; 4) Geomorphology Landforms and Environments; 5) Brief Tour of North Carolina Geology; 6) Quaternary/Neogene Geology; 7) Geohazards A; 8) Geohazards B; 9) Surface Water and Groundwater; 10) Groundwater Contaminant Assessment. | Lecture + Q&A
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Section Title
Physical and Applied Geology
Online - Zoom
9:00AM to 10:15AM
Jan 25, 2022 to Mar 29, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Please note: "Physical Geology" is a well-written reference, with easy-to-read text and numerous illustrations. This free book presents additional information that complements lectures for more geological science learning than class time limits allow.

Recommended reading: Steven Earle, Physical Geology, free download from https://opentextbc.ca/physicalgeology2ed/