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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GLS 112 Human Geologic Fingerprint

3.0 Credit(s) SR
Earth’s environment is a dynamic system that responds to human behavior over short and long timescales. This course will expose students to scientific inquiry and develop scientific literacy examining the geologic record of human activities, and the environmental consequences of these activities over time spans ranging from decades to thousands of years. Topics will include humans’ influence on Earth’s climate system, local effects of contaminant input to the environment and human-driven habitat and land use change. Case studies will examine both global and local records of human-induced environmental change. Three lecture hours per week.