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ARSC390 082 Honors Colloquium

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Colloquium Topic: Fracking to Blood Diamonds: The Geopolitics of Energy and Earth's Resources.

In this colloquium, we will explore how the exploitation of fossil fuels and mineral resources affect global geopolitics. Through a series of problem-based learning investigations, we will learn about the geologic setting, recovery (i.e., drilling and mining), and human use of coal, oil, and natural gas and various minerals including diamonds, gold, rare earth elements and examine how the abundance, consumption, and economics of these resources influence global events.

Course Syllabus 2015 Spring Semester


UNIV101 First Year Experience I

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Provides an integrated, content-based, co-curricular experience for first year students. Fosters academic and social competencies necessary for university success and provides structured, regular time for first year students to meet with faculty and peer mentors.  The course theme is: “The first step for UD students on the path to becoming contributing global citizens”. 

Draft Course Syllabus 2015 Fall Semester

Discover Our World!

Pea Soup Pond

UD study looks at how low streamflow can increase cyanobacterial blooms in Coursey Pond.

A Global Education

UD partnership with China's Xiamen University creates opportunities for students.

Earth, Ocean Collaboration

UD, Xiamen University look ahead to next 10 years of working together.

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CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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