GEOL& 100 : Survey of Earth Science

A survey of earth science including topics on rock and mineral characteristics, natural hazards, surface and groundwater environments, marine and continental environments, resources and landforms. This class will include students from multiple sections. (NS)


Eligibility for both ENGL& 101 and MATH 090/091

Recommended Prerequisites:

Course Outcomes

  1. Explain the theory of plate tectonics, identify the structure of the Earth's interior and the processes operating beneath the surface, and identify the major types of rocks and minerals.
  2. Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth's surface and identify landforms created by these processes.
  3. Describe how we determine the age of rocks and fossils and explain the concept of deep time.
  4. Describe the interactions between humanity and geology, with a focus on geologic hazards and resources.