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Geology in the Real World: Intersections Between Geology and Society

K. McGravey

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Course Description

Do you know how the Earth and its processes affect you? If you want to learn how geology influences the lives of everyone on Earth, this is the class for you. We will use case studies, like the Tohoku earthquake that displaced 200,000 people, to guide our exploration. Along the way, you will learn to critically evaluate how science is presented in the media. Ten years from now you might not remember how to tell gneiss from schist, but because of this class you should be able to tell your neighbor how geology affects the lives of everyone in the world.

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