UT Dallas 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOS2324 - Energy, the Environment and Human Health

GEOS 2324 Energy, the Environment and Human Health (3 semester credit hours) This course will focus on the environmental and human health impacts of geologic materials and geologic processes with particular emphasis on fossil fuels. A balanced, fact-based discussion will be provided on both positive and negative effects of various energy sources on the natural environment and human health. Old and new myths about the environmental and health consequences of fossil fuels, especially coal, will be debunked. The course will cultivate an awareness of both the positive and negative aspects of energy production and use and enable informed decision making with respect to societal issues associated with energy and mineral resources. (3-0) Y