Course Description

MINERALS AND HUMAN HEALTH, GEO 007

An introductory overview of the role of minerals in human life and industrial activities. Topics include the impact of minerals on human health, the role of minerals in modern technologies, asbestos and silica problems, occupational diseases caused by inhalation of mineral dust, and environmental protection in California. May include a virtual field trip. 
 

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Riverside, Earth Sciences

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
General Education: II - Science and Technology

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Physical Science (non-lab)

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: CNAS Breadth (Physical Science)
Major Requirement: Lower Division requirement for Earth Sciences Majors

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC; Sixth -1 course towards Analytic Methodologies; ERC 1 course for Nat Sci; Muir: may petition for one course in an SIO sequence in Natural Science GE

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: This course will apply to Area C automatically upon completion

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: SI

Course Creators

David Oglesby
David Oglesby received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999. Oglesby develops computer models of the forces acting on faults that develop into fault ruptures and fault slippage, and the transmission of seismic waves from slipping faults. His modeling predicts the wave propagation and ground motion caused by different faults. He can answer how and why faults slip, causing earthquakes. His recent projects included developing ground motion forecasts for the Rose Canyon Fault in San Diego and computer models of earthquakes on segments of thrust faults. David Oglesby received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999. Oglesby develops computer models of the forces acting on faults that develop into fault ruptures and fault slippage, and the transmission of seismic waves from slipping faults. His modeling predicts the wave propagation and ground motion caused by different faults. He can answer how and why faults slip, ...

David Oglesby received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999. Oglesby develops computer models of the forces acting on faults that develop into fault ruptures and fault slippage, and the transmission of seismic waves from slipping faults. His modeling predicts the wave propagation and ground motion caused by different faults. He can answer how and why faults slip, causing earthquakes. His recent projects included developing ground motion forecasts for the Rose Canyon Fault in San Diego and computer models of earthquakes on segments of thrust faults.

Larissa Dobrzhinetskaya
B.S. and  Ph.D. in mineralogy from Saint Petersburg University, Russia. Recipient of long-term fellowships from the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, and the Research Council of Norway. Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America, Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Editor of journal - Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, Board member of Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Journal of Geosciences. Chair of Task Force IV of the International Lithosphere Program under auspices of International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Author of over 150 peer-reviewed papers, and 4 books. Research interests include: mineral physics, mineral synthesis in laboratory, role of minerals in understanding earth dynamics and their effect on environments and human health. B.S. and  Ph.D. in mineralogy from Saint Petersburg University, Russia. Recipient of long-term fellowships from the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, and the Research Council of Norway. Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America, Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Editor of journal - Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, Board ...

B.S. and  Ph.D. in mineralogy from Saint Petersburg University, Russia. Recipient of long-term fellowships from the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, and the Research Council of Norway. Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America, Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Editor of journal - Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, Board member of Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Journal of Geosciences. Chair of Task Force IV of the International Lithosphere Program under auspices of International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Author of over 150 peer-reviewed papers, and 4 books. Research interests include: mineral physics, mineral synthesis in laboratory, role of minerals in understanding earth dynamics and their effect on environments and human health.

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