GEOL 124L : Earth Systems Science
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. (NS)
Eligibility for both ENGL& 101 and MATH 090/091.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the study of geology including approaches to resolving geologic questions and issues
- Evaluate potential solutions to extant geology-related problems of humankind and ways in which geology influences where and how we live
- Demonstrate an understanding of geologic materials and geologic time including principles of relative dating
- Demonstrate an understanding of geologic processes including mechanism and effects of plate tectonics, volcanism and volcanic hazards, earthquakes and deformation of rocks, influence of climate & weather on geology, shorelines and changing sea levels, glaciation and glacial features, dynamics of rivers and streams, weathering, soil development, and slope stability, water resources and impacts to groundwater