GEOL 316

Mineral Resources and the Environment

This course provides an introduction to the study of a variety of the Earth?s natural resources, and the environmental impacts of their extraction and use. The course focuses on the origin of different types of resources including metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits, and building stone. A discussion/lab session is scheduled for in-class activities, labs and field trips. Course readings center around case studies from the primary scientific literature.

Prerequisites: One course in the Natural Scientific Approaches core and ENVR 101 or permission of the instructor.