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Fall 2022 Earth and Environmental Sciences GU4600 section 001

Call Number 11588
Day & Time
TR 1:10pm-2:25pm
417 International Affairs Building
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Peter Kelemen
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Prerequisites: none; high school chemistry recommended. This course is open to graduate students, and juniors and seniors within DEES, Sus Dev, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, and APAM - or with the instructors permission. Survey of the origin and extent of mineral resources, fossil fuels, and industrial materials, that are non renewable, finite resources, and the environmental consequences of their extraction and use, using the textbook Earth Resources and the Environment, by James Craig, David Vaughan and Brian Skinner. This course will provide an overview, but will include focus on topics of current societal relevance, including estimated reserves and extraction costs for fossil fuels, geological storage of CO2, sources and disposal methods for nuclear energy fuels, sources and future for luxury goods such as gold and diamonds, and special, rare materials used in consumer electronics (e.g. ;Coltan; mostly from Congo) and in newly emerging technologies such as superconducting magnets and rechargeable batteries (e.g. heavy rare earth elements, mostly from China). Guest lectures from economists, commodity traders and resource geologists will provide ;real world; input.
Web Site Vergil
Department Earth and Environmental Sciences
Enrollment 25 students (30 max) as of 8:04AM Saturday, October 1, 2022
Subject Earth and Environmental Sciences
Number GU4600
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Columbia College, Engineering:Undergraduate, Engineering:Graduate, GSAS, General Studies, SIPA, Nursing
Campus Morningside
Section key 20223EESC4600W001

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