Explores processes that form and shape the earth. The processes comprise a series of integrated systems that interact to produce the earth’s continents, oceans, atmosphere, and life.
A survey of Earth science including topics on rock and mineral characteristics, natural hazards, surface and groudwater environments, marine and continental environments, resources and landforms.
Introduction to geology for those intending to major in geology, geophysics, or related earth sciences. Tectonics, volcanism, earthquakes, introductory concepts of mineralogy and petrology, and survey of processes that shape the surface of the earth, including water, wind, ice, and gravity. Four hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.