GEOL 157 - Introduction to Geology (3,2) 4 Credits
General Education Course: Science (lab)
There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is an introductory course in physical geology that examines the materials composing the Earth and seeks to understand the many processes that operate beneath and upon its surface. Applications are presented that include evaluating mineral, water, and energy resources and the nature of natural hazards. Laboratory activities include mineral and rock identification, dating of rocks and fossils, the construction of geologic maps and their interpretation, and evaluation of stream, groundwater, and shoreline data. One field trip is required for the on campus course. No field trip is required for online and summer courses.
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