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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

GEOL 201/201L Physical Geology/Lab

Credits: (3-1) 4

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 the 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.

Corequisites: GEOL 201L

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