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GLS 231 Earth System Cycles

3 Credit(s)


This course presents geochemical cycles of the major geochemical components of rocks, water, air and life as they occur naturally and as they are perturbed by humans. The course represents an integrated approach to global geochemistry and environmental problems. Topics covered include: the water cycle, the greenhouse effect, rain water, atmospheric chemistry, chemical weathering and water chemistry of rivers, lakes, marginal marine environments, estuaries, and the oceans. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisites: One Geological Sciences 100-level laboratory course or permission of department chairperson.