Geological and Environmental Sciences Department
Fall 2013 Course Highlights
Renewable Energy and the Environment (GEOS 490-01) is an experimental course designed to investigate the interaction of renewable energy, the environmental impacts of such, and the role played in global climate change. The course will be a combination of lecture and student conducted seminars. It is anticipated that guest speakers on a variety of topics will also be included.
Wetland Environments (GEOS 490-02) is an interdisciplinary overview of physical, biological and cultural aspects of wetlands. Students will become familiar with definitions, classifications, origins, and natural processes of wetland environments. We will begin with a global perspective, examining wetland environments in boreal, temperate, and tropical climatic settings, then focus on North American and Californian wetlands. Human impacts and management of wetland resources will also be emphasized. Students will be required to present current research summaries on topics relevant to California wetlands. Three credit hours: lectures, exercises and field trips.
Fall Course HighlightsGEOS 165 Environment I: Principles and Practices
What types of work do Environmental Scientists perform? What problems do they work on? Students develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary field of environmental science, and learn from working professionals. No prerequisites.
GEOS 101/102 General/Physical Geology
Why are there earthquakes in California? How and when was the Grand Canyon formed? Both courses provide an introduction to the field of geology: the study of the Earth, its properties, and processes that affect world around us.
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The California-Nevada Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society, offers an annual scholarship to encourage undergraduate students interested in soil and water resources.
California CUPA Forum
The CUPA Conference Student Committee would like to extend an invitation to all students who may be interested in a career path in the field of hazardous materials to attend the conference's Free Student Day. We are also excited to announce that in addition to Free Student Day, the California CUPA Forum will also be sponsoring four scholarships for a CUPA Scholarship Project.
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Financial Aid and Grant Information
ACG Grant Available to 1st and 2nd year students pursuing any major.You must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and be receiving financial aid.
Paradise Gem and Mineral Club 2013 Scholarship Award! The Paradise Gem and Mineral Club will offer an award in 2013 in the amount of $1,000 for an outstanding student pursuing a degree in the Earth Sciences. See Attached.