Course Descriptions - Geology
GEO143 Physical Geology (3-3-4)
This is the first part of a two-course sequence introducing students to the nature, processes and formation of Earth's material and the majors features of the earth's crust and topography. This course will consider the mineralogy of the rocks, different rock types and structures. Detailed consideration will be given to the internal processes that shape the earth's surface, including plate tectonics, igneous activities, weathering, erosion and deposition and earthquakes.
PR: Two years of high school science and mathematics. F
GEO145 Surface Geology (3-3-4)
This is the second part of a two-semester sequence introducing students to the features of the earth's crust and topography. This course will consider the various geologic agents and processes that produce, shape and modify the surface environment. Detailed consideration will be given to the rise and decay of mountains, moving water, glaciers, deserts, shorelines and oceans as well as comparative planetary geology with other bodies in the Solar System.
PR: Two years of high school science and mathematics. NOTE: Students using Geology as a lab science sequence are advised to take GEO 143 before GEO 145. Either course may be taken alone as a single lab science elective. S
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