2018-2019 Academic Bulletin 
    
    Jul 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEO 110 - Physical Geology


Credits: 4
The study of Earth properties and the dynamics of geologic systems to provide a basic understanding of the resources, environments, and evolution of our planet. The course considers Earth materials, interior structure of the planet, Earth surface processes, landform development, environmental geology, and physical evolution of the Earth. Specific topics include minerals and rocks, plate tectonics, ocean basins, continents, river and groundwater systems, glaciers, volcanism and earthquakes. Laboratory or field work, one period.

Distribution Requirements: QR, SP.

This is a required introductory course for all Geo majors and minors. This course can be taken for credit after a student successfully completes GEO 109 .