May 26, 2019  
2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 201 Physical Geology

Credits: (3-0) 3

Basic concepts in the study of the earth and its history. Brief introduction of the earth’s place in the universe and solar system and the evolution, composition and structure of the earth. Introduction to minerals, and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Survey of geological processes acting at the surface of earth such as wind, rivers, glaciers, ground water, and the sea; introduction to internal processes regarding plate tectonics theory and growth of mountains. Societal implications of geological processes are emphasized throughout the course.

Notes: Students taking GEOL 201L  should take it concurrently with GEOL 201.



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