ES1081A - "Resources, Environment and Sustainability...

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1 "Resources, Environment and Sustainability in a Material Society" Earth Sciences 1081a - Course Syllabus fall 2011 Course information can be found at: http://webct.uwo.ca/ Instructor: Sam Russell Email: sdrussel@uwo.ca (Please include ‘ES 1081a’ in the subject line of all emails about this course. Emails without ES 1081a in the subject line will probably be deleted as spam) Office Hours: By appointment. Please feel free to email for an appointment. The course: This course introduces students to the relationship between humans and their geological environment. It examines geological principles and process and relates them to human activities. Emphasis is placed on evidence for human perturbation of Earth’s natural systems that may impact our planet’s future. Topics will include geologic processes, geologic hazards, utilization of natural resources, waste management, water quality, and global change. Background Required: This course is intended for (but not limited to) students registered in faculties other than Science. Prerequisites: none Antirequisites. The former Earth Sciences 020. Note: this course may be used as an entry course for any Earth Sciences program. Lectures for 1081a: Tues. & Thurs. 9:30-10:30 am. Western Science Centre 55. Laboratory Sections: Tues. 11:30-1:30, Tues. 3:30-5:30, Wed. 1:30-3:30, Thurs. 11:30-1:30. All held in B&G Rm. 1015 Lecture Text : Introduction to Environmental Geology (Keller), available in the Bookstore. Lecture Schedule: available online at http://webct.uwo.ca/ Power Point slides available online at http://webct.uwo.ca/ at least one day prior to each lecture Lab Manual: available at InPrint in UCC TA's: to be announced in the various lab sections Grading Scheme Lecture Exams: 55 % of whole year: Mid-term (20%), Final exam (35%). Labs:
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course EARTH SCIE 1081 taught by Professor Samrussell during the Fall '11 term at UWO.

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ES1081A - "Resources, Environment and Sustainability...

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