Feb 08, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2016-2017 
USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Geohazards Minor

The geohazards minor allows students who are not geology majors to pursue a course of study that will lead to greater understanding of geohazards such as climate change, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, environmental contamination and availability of natural resources. These issues are examined in a number of upper-division geology courses, and each student can select from the list below depending on the particular area of interest and whether previous course work has been completed to meet prerequisites for some of the choices. The minor requires an introductory class, an upper-division course in either formation of minerals or geosystem behavior and three elective courses from the list below. The minimum number of units to complete the minor is 24, including the introductory course CHEM 105aLg  (a corequisite for GEOL 315L ) or MATH 125  (prerequisite for GEOL 450L ) and three of the group: BISC 427 , GEOL 305L , GEOL 315L , GEOL 316L , GEOL 320L , GEOL 321L , GEOL 433L  and GEOL 450L . The remaining courses listed have additional prerequisites.