This course is the same as GEOL 1341, but it fulfills the University Writing Requirement. This course is one in a series that focuses on environmental issues in southwestern Pennsylvania. Forests are made up of trees. "Timber " is what they yell when the trees are cut and fall. With maturing forests scraping the sky in Pennsylvania and other parts of the northeastern united states, and controversial restrictions on national forest timbering in the pacific northwest, there is tremendous pressure to cut the local hardwood forests. But unlike the turn of the century when all of Penn's woods was clear-cut, there is a growing ethic that believes trees are more valuable growing than cut - for recreation and environmental reasons. This course on forest and parks issues is the fourth in a series that focuses on environmental and public policy issues in south western Pennsylvania. Through newspaper articles, field trips and guest speakers, the course will explore the issues and conflicts that abound in our wildlands and urban woods. Emphasis is on a balanced presentation of the issues, discussions of various approaches to solving problems and development of writing skills through a number of short assignments based on readings and presentations of guest speakers."
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Lecture - Required
Course Attributes
Writing Intensive Course
GEOL 1342
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Geology and Environmental Sci
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PLAN: Environ-Geology (BS, BPH) or Environ-Studies (BA, BPH) or Geology (BS, BPH) or Environ-Science (BS); PREQ: ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006)
Typically Offered