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University of Pittsburgh    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 13, 2024
 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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GEOL 1338 - ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: WATER QUALITY (W)


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course is the same as GEOL 1337, but it fulfills the University Writing Requirement. This course will focus on environmental issues related to water quality, including the effects of Marcellus Shale waste water on public and private drinking water supplies. The emphasis will be on southwestern Pennsylvania, but we’ll look at the effects of Marcellus Shale industry operations on a state and regional basis too. Emphasis is placed on a balanced, in depth presentation of the issues that must be addressed to realistically solve modern environmental problems. This will be accomplished by (1) focusing on a single environmental issue of relevance to southwestern Pennsylvania (2) structuring weekly sessions around a single aspect of that issue, and (3) giving students an opportunity to learn about the issues from local professionals and community leaders active in these fields.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PLAN: Environ-Geology or Environ-Studies or Geology or Environ-Science; PREQ: ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212 or 0213 or 0214) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006)
Course Attributes: Writing Intensive Course (WRIT)


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