Jun 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ESS 254/255 Sustainability in Environmental Geology


This course builds a foundation in environmental geological science with in depth studies of the primary sustainable energy sources. Topics include: environmental geology; plate tectonics and geothermal energy; sustainability and the rock cycle; river processes; stream and drainage field erosion; electricity, work, power, and energy storage; wind energy; thermal solar and electric solar energy; and modern alternative energy sources. The course consists of weekly lectures and a lab. In the lab portion, students report on local stream flow and erosion, as well as showcase a working sustainable energy model. ESS 254/255 is team taught. 

3 credit hours