Faculty of
Science and Technology

Faculty of
Science and Technology

As a discipline, environmental geology deals with using geological knowledge to address interactions between humans and the physical environment: the biosphere, the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, and, to some degree, the atmosphere.

  • Course Coordinator: kenm
GEOL 313 explores the nature and uses of numerous physical resources of the world, emphasizing on the resources of Canada, and Alberta in particular. The course covers such topics as formation, distribution, extraction, and use of fossil fuels, and nuclear and other energy resources. GEOL 313 examines water, soil, metallic, and industrial resources as well as the political, economic, and social impacts of their development.
Geology 319 is designed to familiarize you with the structure and evolution of Earth’s continental crust. This knowledge is useful for a variety of purposes, from petroleum and mineral exploration, to finding groundwater, to controlling pollution, to deciding where to build homes. The course is delivered in two, interdependent parts, in which sections often build on previous sections. These parts include theory, in which students will study the results and synthesis of structural geological studies, and practice, in which students will learn how to use the tools of structural geology (e.g., geological maps and a geological compass).
  • Course Coordinator: kenm

GEOL 415 explores the evidence for the various processes, events, and materials involved in the formation of Earth and the evolution of the young Earth. The course also describes various geochemical tools and techniques used by geologists to reveal and interpret the evidence.

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