GLG 2 The Water Planet.

Provides an introduction to the essential role water plays in supporting life on Earth, including the origin of water, its physical/chemical characteristics, how these characteristics combine to make life possible on the continents and in the oceans, and details concerning the hydrologic cycle. Introduces the economic, legal, and political ramifications of water use in the U.S.

1. GEO 121 Earth's Physical Environment (3) (MPF), or
GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth (3) (MPF), or
GLG 121 Environmental Geology (3) (MPF), or
GLG 141 Geology of National Parks (3) (MPF); and

2. GLG 244 Oceanography (3); and

3. GEO 425 Hydrogeography (3), or
GLG 307 Water and Society (3), or
GLG 408 Introduction to Hydrogeology (4), or
BIO 463 Limnology (3)

Note: Not open to majors in the Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science. Majors in the departments of Geography and Biology must select a minimum of nine hours outside their department of major.

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