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Physical Geology
PHYSICAL GEOL
CLASS CODE: GEOL 111 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: For majors in Geology, Engineering, Forestry, Construction and other programs. Includes a study of our earth and the processes that formed it's features. Students who take Geology 111 must register for Geology 111L. Students who take Geology 111 may not receive credit for Geology 101.
DESCRIPTION: Physical Geology is an introductory geology course and would serve anyone planning to work in the natural sciences. Physical geology focuses on the active processes that continue to shape and modify the surface of the earth including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and landslides.
TOPICS: 1. Earth and earth systems
2. Minerals
3. Igneous rocks
4. Weathering
5. Sedimentary rocks
6. Metamorphic rocks
7. Geology time
8. Crustal deformation/structure
9. Atmosphere/ocean system
10. River systems
11. Groundwater
12. Mass wasting
13. Glaciers
14. Deserts
15. Shoreline systems
16. Plate Tectonics
17. Earthquakes/seismicity
18. Natural resources
OBJECTIVES: This class is recommended for majors in Geology and Earth Science Education and anyone pursuing a vocation in a related field. As a foundation course it provides an introduction to many different topics, each with the potential to become an area of more in depth study.
REQUIREMENTS: Concurrent registration in Geology 111 lab and field trip attendance.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1995