Sep 21, 2023
GGY 201 - Introduction to Geology
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours
This is a course for both science and non-science majors. The aspects of physical and historical geology discussed include but are not limited to volcanism, glaciation, stream development, rock formation, geological record and geological time.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Apply scientific inquiry to the discovery of geology.
- Describe the interior structure of the Earth.
- Distinguish types of rocks and soils on the Earth’s surface.
- Model geological landforms.
- Discuss transient geologic activities and their influence on the evolution of the Eart’s surface.
- Identify the local geology.
- Apply concepts learned in classroom by conducting laboratory experiments and field trips.
- Overview of the Fields of Geology
- Elements and Minerals
- Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rocks
- Weathering and Soil
- Mass Wasting
- Geologic Structures
- Folding, Faulting and Unconformities
- Earthquakes and the Earth’s Interior
- Sea Floor; Plate Tectonics
- Geology Time and the Earth’s Geological History
- Integrated Stratigraphic Interpretation
- Streams and Landscapes
- Ground Water
- Desert and Wind Action
- Geographical Resources
- Beaches and Coastlines
- Local Geology
- Environmental Geological Concerns
Textbook; Laboratory Handouts; Maps; Computer Simulations; Geological Field Work Equipment; Periodicals; Geological Materials and Activities from the Internet. Rock sample preparation equipment.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006
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