GEO 106/107 Earth Resources

Pathways designation: Scientific World/College Option lab

Field work

Course Description

GEO 106 Lecture
3 hours; 3 credits
An introduction to Earth resources, including energy, mineral resources, water supply, and soils. The class will explore how these resources are produced by geologic processes and how we find them. It will also investigate how human population growth and changing lifestyles put pressure on these resources, and the environmental impacts associated with their use. A full day fieldtrip is required.
Prerequisite: MTH 020 or an appropriate score on the CUNY Mathematics Assessment Test
Corequisite: GEO 107

GEO 107 Lab
2 laboratory hours; 1 credit
Laboratory class introducing Earth resources, their formation, use and environmental impact. Hands on exercises using maps, photographs, online data sets and lab measurements to interpret the geologic processes forming these resources, understand our use of these resources, and analyze the environmental impact of using these resources. NOTE: This course has a material fee.
Prerequisite: MTH 020 or an appropriate score on the CUNY Mathematics Assessment Test
Corequisite: GEO 106

Students who should take this class:

  • Require a second science (Scientific World) and interested to learn how geology affects our everyday lives

  • Considering a minor in Geology (this course may be an elective – talk to Dr. Jane Alexander)

Have you ever wondered where all the raw materials used in our everyday lives come from? Just how does that electrical power reach the outlet you’re using? This class explores how these resources are related to geologic processes and how the science of geology helps us find them. We also investigate how human population growth and changing lifestyles challenge us to find more resources, and how using resources impact the environment we live in.

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Earth and Ocean Sciences

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