Environmental Field Geology
This is a ten-day, field-based course designed for students in the areas of Environmental and Earth Sciences. Topics include classification of soils, common chemical reactions occurring within them, the fate of toxic elements in contaminated soils, formation of soils as a function of the underlying lithology and characterization, sampling, and mapping of soils in the field. Students will examine the minerology, geochemistry, and hydrogeology of mine tailings, along with methods for their remediation and re-greening. This course includes in-classroom teaching, fieldtrips, and independent projects on soil mapping. PREREQ: GEOL 2807. (lec 2, lab 8) cr 3.