School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

GEOL 305: Environmental Geology

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General Information

Credit hours: 3


Investigates geological principles directly relating to environmental hazards. Geological causes and effects of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods and landslides; climate variability and change; prediction of, and planning for geological hazards and disasters and understanding their major societal impacts; and medical geology. Notes: May include field trips. Offered by Atmospheric/Oceanic/Earth Sci. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: GEOL 101 and one of the following: GEOL 102, GEOL/BIOL 309, GGS 309.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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