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Geomorphology
GEOMORPHOLOGY
CLASS CODE: GEOL 411 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $40.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Anyalysis of land forms and their geologic and environmental significance.
DESCRIPTION: Anyalysis of land forms and their geologic and environmental significance.
TOPICS: Introduction to the Class, “Geomorphology” - Basic Concepts
Weathering
Mass Wasting
Fluvial Processes
Fluvial Landforms
Groundwater
Tectonic Landforms
Igneous Landforms
Glacial Processes
Glacial Landforms
Quaternary Climate Change
Periglacial Processes and Landforms
Shorelines
Eolian Processes and Landforms
Dating Geomorphic Features
Geology and Public Policy

Lab Schedule - Potential list of topics to be covered
Weathering
Mass Wasting
Fluvial Processes
Fluvial Processes and Landforms
Groundwater
Tectonic Landforms
Igneous Landforms
Hazard Mitigation
Glacial Processes and Landforms
Climate Change
Shorelines
Eolian Processes and Landforms
Dating Geomorphic Features
OBJECTIVES: Why take this class? This course fills graduation requirements for Geology, Geography, and Earth Science Secondary Education majors.

What should the student expect to accomplish? Students will learn how to interpret land forms in terms of their history, the action of the surface process and climatic influences that created them, and what they imply about possible future hazard potential.
REQUIREMENTS: Course requirements and evaluation standards will be up to the instructor.
PREREQUISITES: Geol 111 or 101, Math 110/111
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001