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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Environmental Geology: Earth Hazards and Humanity

This course explores the interaction of humans with the geologic environment. Topics include earth processes that produce geologic hazards (flooding, earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, coastal hazards); formation, distribution, and exploitation of geologic resources (soils, surface water, groundwater, fossil fuels, and ore deposits); and human effects on the earth environment (global warming, ozone depletion, hazardous waste disposal, landfills, river dams, and land subsidence).

Subject: GEOL
Course Number: 120
Section Number: 1539
Units: 3
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Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
LMS link: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu
Course start page: http://blackboard.miracosta.edu
Course email: pfarquharson@miracosta.edu
Office: SEC 503
Office hours: 11:00 AM to noon, Mondays and Wednesdays (or by appointment)
Phone: (760) 634-7879 - message phone via SEC administrative assistant
Instructor notes: Also see my "unofficial" web page at http://environmental.geology-guy.com/ in addition to Blackboard.

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