Description
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY
This course explores the complex interactions of earth's rock, water, air, and life systems that determine the chemical characteristics of our environment. We will examine the distribution, cycling, and transport of chemical compounds in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and terrestrial environment on local and global scales. Topics will include water chemistry, organic and inorganic pollution and related toxicology, hazardous wastes, acid rain, acid mine drainage, photochemical smog, ozone depletion, and global climate change. A class project involves chemical analysis of student-provided water samples.
Details
Grading Basis
Letter Grade
Units
3
Component
Laboratory - Required
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
GEOL 1515
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Geology and Environmental Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: CHEM 0110 AND GEOL 0055; PLAN: Geology or Environmental Studies or Environmental Geology or Environmental Science (BS) or Ecology and Evolution (BS)
Typically Offered
Spring