Course Descriptions - Geology (GEO)
This course is an introduction to geologic principles, with an emphasis upon geologic processes (plate tectonics, mountain building, and weathering); rock types (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic); and geologic hazards (volcanoes and earthquakes). Some time will be spent discussing geologic time; water and mineral resources; landforms; and glaciers. The laboratory portion of this course will include mineral and rock identification; topographic map reading; basic interpretation of geologic maps; and other activities dealing with topics covered in lecture. It is strongly recommended that students have good basic algebra skills.