2020-2021 Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 110 - Physical and Environmental Geology

An introduction to Earth’s dynamic systems, the materials that make up the planet, and the environmental consequences of geologic processes. We engage in the Earth Systems approach that emphasizes the interactions of Earth processes within and between the solid Earth, the atmosphere and oceans, and the biosphere, particularly human interaction with the planet. Topics include planetary origin, plate tectonics, the nature and origin of rocks and minerals, volcanism, earthquakes, mountain building, surficial processes that shape the human environment, and global change. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors only; seniors by permission of instructor if related to major course of study. Students may not receive credit for both GEOL 109 and GEOL 110. Fall, Spring (Group II)