EAS 4010

EAS 4010

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The sustainable development of humanity requires natural resources for the basics of life and for increasing global standards of living. Minerals and energy are critical for human existence now and for future generations, and so new resources must be discovered, developed efficiently, and kept in the circular economy through reuse and recycling. Discovery means fully understanding the Earth, including the geological processes that concentrate resources in the subsurface and the surficial conditions that may challenge resource extraction. Realistic estimates needed for future consumption include changing global demand and new technologies. Finally, we need to be aware of the social and political dimensions of mineral and energy resource management that regulate and control aspects of resource-related social development.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Recommended prerequisite: previous course in geology.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: EAS 5010

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11724 EAS 4010   LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: previous course in geology.