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GLS 130 Geology and Civilization

3 Credit(s) SR
This course will examine how geological processes and civilization is interconnected and explore the interdependency of humans and their environment. We will look at specific geological processes, such as earthquakes, climate change (droughts and floods), volcanic eruptions, and various Earth resources (minerals, water, soil), and delve into their influence on ancient (and modern) societies’ history, culture, and economic development. Using both Earth’s archive written in rocks and historical records, we’ll decipher how dependent societies to their physical environment.