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ESE 445 A - Earth Resources Sustainability

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Introduces the physical (energy, mineral, and soil) resources of the Earth, the environmental consequences of producing and using resources, the controls on resource supplies, and the alternatives to traditional supplies. Focuses on the geological origin and context of resources, the means of exploration and production, the history of production, and sustainability issues related to consumption and depletion. Provides an understanding of why resources can be scarce and expensive, why many are not renewable, and why their use impacts the Earth System. May include field trips. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both ESE 445 and GEOL 380. Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher.

Special Instructions:

ESE and iSEE minors are welcome to enroll. Please send your UIN to tomkin@illinois.edu to request an override.

Academic Program Restrictions:

BSLAS: Earth,Soc,Env Sust-UIUC

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall , Spring


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