GG106 : Humans and the Environment

Fall 2016

Tuesday-Thursday 10:30 – 11:45 pm POST 723

Instructor: Henrietta Dulai

Office: POST 707

e-mail: hdulaiov@hawaii.edu

Phone: 808-956-0720

Office Hours: always available after class and by appointment

You can also communicate with the instructor and the class via Laulima and e-mail

 

Text: Introduction to Environmental Geology – Fourth edition or newer by Edward A. Keller

All class material is available through Laulima under the GG106 tab

 

The class prepares students to make decisions on sustainable use of natural resources and what environmental actions relevant to society and EarthÕs ecosystem are appropriate on a local and global scale.

 

Student learning objectives

At the end of the class you should:

know the basic concepts of physical and environmental geology;

be a more informed citizen concerning natural hazards and the geologic environment;

demonstrate critical thinking about sustainability, the use of natural resources and environmental pollution.

 

The class will consist of lectures, readings, worksheets, group projects, and videos.

Grades will be based on completion of worksheets (8 best grades out of 10 worksheets, 15 %), two group projects (10%), two exams during the semester (20% each) and the final exam (35%). If a student must miss an exam because of illness, family crisis, etc she/he must inform the instructor by phone or e-mail as soon as possible and then provide documentation.

 

Week #

Week of

Topic

Chapter

1

8/22

Introduction, Philosophy and Concepts

1

2

8/29

EarthÕs Internal Structure and Plate Tectonics

2

3

9/5

Ecology and Geology

4

4

9/12

Introduction to Natural Hazards

5

5

9/19

Earthquakes

6

6

9/26

Tsunami, Volcanic Activity

7, 8

7

10/3

Review sessions

1-8

 

10/4

Exam 1

 

8

10/10

Coastal processes

10

9

10/17

Water Resources

13

10

10/24

Water Resources

13

11

10/31

Water Pollution

14

 

11/8

Election Day - Holiday

 

12

11/10

Energy Resources

16

13

11/14

Energy Resources, Review session

16

 

11/17

Exam 2

 

14

11/21

Global Climate Change

19

 

11/24

Thanksgiving – No Class

 

15

11/28

Global Climate Change

19

16

12/5

Review sessions

16&19

 

12/12

Final exam Tuesday 12/13 @ 9:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disability Access:
If you have a disability and related access needs the Department will make every effort to assist and support you.  For confidential services students are encouraged to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (known as ŌKokuaĶ) located on the ground floor (Room 013) of the Queen Lili'uokalani Center for Student. The instructor has worked with Kokua program several times in the past years.

Services:

KOKUA Program
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Office hours 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM
Voice: 956-7511
Email:
kokua@hawaii.edu
URL:
www.hawaii.edu/kokua