Prereq: Geol 211 and Physics 121 (or 161)
GEOL 314 focuses on the core activities of engineering geologists--site characterization and geologic hazard identification and mitigation. Through lectures, labs, and case study examination students will learn to couple their geologic expertise with the engineering properties of rock and unconsolidated materials in the characterization of geologic sites for civil work projects and the quantification of processes such as rock slides, soil-slope stability, settlement, and liquefaction.
Washington State WAC 308-15-053 has a description for engineering geology
Course Outcomes - upon completion of this course students will understand: