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GEOL 001 - (NS) Planet Earth

Semester Hours: 3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Origin and evolution of the universe, elements, solar system, earth, continents, oceans and atmosphere set in the context of modern plate tectonic theory. The relationship of principal earth components (rocks and minerals) to materials useful to society (ores, fossil fuels and gemstones). Effects of surface processes (rivers, deserts, glaciation, soils) in the context of contemporary problems, including water supply, hurricanes and world climate. Study of tectonic forces with the related geologic hazards of volcanism and earthquakes. Written research report and in-class oral presentation using visual media required of all students. Field trip supports course topics. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory.)

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Credit given for this course or GEOL 011 , not both. (Formerly 1C; Physical Geological Science.)


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