2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 0102 - Physical Geology

Credits: 3

A broad introductory survey of geology that focuses on the role of plate tectonic theory in providing a fundamental understanding of the Earth as a global system. The course also provides students with an introduction to scientific methodology and to the multifaceted interactions between science, technology and society. Topics to be covered include the minerals and rocks that make up the Earth’s crust, the processes of weathering and erosion that shape the Earth’s surface, the internal structure of the Earth, geological hazards, and energy and mineral resources. Students may receive credit for either GEOL 0101  or GEOL 0102, but not for both.