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Fall 2021
Dec 04,2022
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This course will provide an introduction to the geological sciences. The course begins with U11: underlying geologic principles and the exploration of Plate Tectonics. Subsequent topics include: the formation of the major rock-forming minerals, and common igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; the major geophysical processes and the formation ofresultant features (volcanoes, earthquakes, mountain belts, ocean basins, and structural geologic features); the major surface processes (weathering, erosion, water, ice, and wind); the structure and processes operating in the oceans and atmosphere; and the physical and biological history ofthe planet. This information will be presented in a plate tectonic framework. This is a lecture-laboratory course. Students must take both the lecture and laboratory sections. GEOL 106 is required for the Environmental Science and Integrated Science Studies majors, the Environmental Science and Earth Science minors, and can be used to fulfill requirements for the Environmental Studies major and minor as well as the 100-level Scientific Reasoning category of General Education. It is the recommended foundation course for Earth Science teacher certification. It is a writing intensive course.
0.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab, Online Course

Geology Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Scientific Reasoning

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