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GEOL 593 Y3 - Advanced Studies in Geology - Rivers, deltas, & coasts

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Work may be taken in the following fields: (a) general geology; Field trip fee may be required for this section. (b) engineering geology; (c) geomorphology and glacial geology; (d) clay mineralogy; (e) ground-water geology; (f) geomicrobiology; (g) geological fluid dynamics; (h) mineralogy and crystallography; (i) paleontology; (j) geochemistry: (k) geophysics; (l) petrography and petrology; (m) sedimentology; (n) stratigraphy; (o) oceanography; (p) submarine geology; (q) structural geology and geotectonics; (r) mathematical geology; (s) sedimentary petrography; (t) petroleum geology; (u) coal geology; (v) isotope geology and geochronology; (w) electron beam analysis; (x) vulcanology; (y) environmental geology; and (z) planetology. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Special Instructions:

The large rivers, deltas and coasts of the world are home to billions of people, and are regions of intense agriculture, industrial and urban productivity that provide key ecosystem services. Yet, humans living in these environments have never faced such severe anthropogenic stresses that threaten many aspects of ecosystem and societal functioning - from provision of water, protein, and agricultural yield to infrastructure support for some of the world-s largest megacities. This course will seek to provide an up-to-date synthesis of the range of issues facing the world-s large rivers, deltas and associated coasts and identify the magnitude and frequency of these stressors, and the management options that may be required. The course will view these elements from the perspective of both contemporary environments as well as deep-time, and learning will be based around lectures, presentations and group projects.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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