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GEOS 4587 - Engineering Geology

(4 credits)
Prerequisites: GEOS 1040  or permission of instructor.

Applies fundamentals of geology to civil engineering problem solving. Topics include rock and mineral types, soil properties, rock mechanics, geologic structures, active tectonics and earthquake hazards, slope stability and landslides, groundwater, rivers and flood hazards. Team projects include site assessment field investigations.

Honors students will be expected to choose a topic within the broad scope of Engineering Geology and write a term paper on the issue. The topic must be mutually agreed on by the student and instructor and the term paper will be orally defended in class. The paper should consider the history of the engineering project, how the site/issue was evaluated, what engineering techniques were considered and applied, the results of he engineering effort, and the political and social impacts of the project.
Dual Listed With: GEOS 5587.

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