2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

GEOL 516 Geology of Hazards and the Environment

Applied geology for hazard and environmental problems. Properties and mechanics of rocks and soil; geologic materials in construction; erosion, mass wasting, subsidence, flooding, shoreline, seismic, volcanic, and other natuaral hazards. Dams, tunnels, mines, shoreline structures, and other special construction problems; groundwater engineering problems. Prerequisite: an introductory course such as GEOL 101, 207, 240; NREM 211 or EMHS 352; MATH 108 or high school equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. Not open to students who have credit in GEOL 416.