Introduction to major geological processes that, impact human activity. Emphasis on regional, issues. Plate tectonics, loci of seismic and, volcanic activity, distribution of mountain, ranges, and sediment sources. Floods, landslides,, mudflows, tsunamis. Assessment of anthropogenic, shifts in landscape functioning. Consequences of, standard logging practices, dams, channel, modification. Chronic versus catastrophic, environmentally significant events. Lecture and, laboratory. Weekly laboratory includes two, required daylong field trips, held on weekends.