May 27, 2024  
2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

GEOL 111 - Physical Geology


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An introductory study of earth materials and land forms and the processes at work upon and within the earth. In the laboratory, emphasis will be placed on the identification of earth materials (minerals and rocks), large-scale movements of the earth’s crust (plate tectonics) and the use of topographic maps. A partial list of topics includes: study of dwindling nonrenewable resources; geologic time; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic geology; geologic structures; the actions of wind, water, and glaciers. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory. Prerequisite(s): None.