Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Geological Sciences
Exploration of the global and local-scale physical, chemical, and biological processes that have shaped the Earth’s surface and interior through geologic time. Topics include Earth’s structure and composition, plate tectonics, minerals, the rock cycle, weathering and erosion, volcanoes, earthquakes, mountain building, geologic time, geologic hazards, the hydrological cycle, the origin and use of energy, mineral and water resources, and other earth processes that impact humans.
Note: May be used toward the Science requirement for B.A., B.F.A., and BMus programs. Students with credit for GEOL 103, 105, 110, or 121 may not take this course for credit. Costs in addition to tuition may apply to this course. GEOL 109/122 complements GEOL 108/121.
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