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CORE 120S A   Earth Resources Back to Results  

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EnrollmentGeneral252500
Total252500

InstructorWinsor, Kelsey
MeetsMWF 1220-110, HO 238
RestrictionsNo 2016 2015
DistributionNone
Core AreaScientific Perspectives

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Management of the Earth's energy, mineral, and water resources is a subject of ongoing controversy and debate. This debate revolves around two related issues: the diminishing supply of some resources and the environmental cost of resource extraction and energy production. This course examines the origin and geologic setting of Earth's resources, and how these factors influence resource exploration, extraction, and use. Environmental and economic aspects of resource extraction are explored. Students examine the public debate about resource management and conservation, as well as the roles of politics and the media in shaping this debate. This course emphasizes student-led discussions of case studies dealing with current resource-related topics. The purpose of this course is to create a framework in which resource issues can be evaluated, integrating the scientific and social issues inherent in resource development.