IMPORTANT: Students are only able to enroll in one online course per semester at the Umbra Institute. A University of Mississippi transcript will be provided as part of the cost and more information can be found clicking here.
It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that credit will be offered at their home university for this course.
This online course offered by the University of Mississippi in cooperation with the Umbra Institute. Note: This course carries a supplemental program fee.
This course introduces you to basic concepts and principles of physical and environmental geology, focusing on Earth’s materials and processes. The course will provide you with information on natural resources such as minerals, water, soils, and petroleum, and on natural hazards such as earth quakes, volcanic eruptions and floods. Special attention will be given to understanding the relationships between natural resources and pollution, where you will learn how to address environmental issues scientifically. Also, you will have a better understanding of environmental management as it is related to geologic environment in areas such as waste management, environmental health, medical geology, global change, and environmental assessment.
Course Objectives (include but are not limited to):
- Understand the significance of natural resources such as minerals-rocks, soils, water
- Understand the importance of natural hazards
- Identify environmental problems and potential solutions
- Identify environmental health issues.
- Understand the global climate change and effects
For detailed information and syllabus please visit:
Keller, Edward A., Introduction to Environmental Geology., Austin, TX: Holt McDougal, 2010., ISBN-10: 0321727517 or ISBN-13: 978-0321727510