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Earth Science
EARTH SCIENCE
CLASS CODE: GEOL 110 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to enhance the student's understanding of their natural environment and how to relate it to their lives. It will cover basic concepts and methods used in geology, astronomy and meteorology. It helps prepare Education majors with the knowledge necessary to teach these concepts in the classroom.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 1. Minerals
2. Igneous Rocks - Intrusions
3. Igneous Activity
4. Sedimentary Rocks
5. Metamorphic Rocks
6. Rock Cycle
7. Resources from Rocks and Minerals
8. Weathering and Soils
9. Mass Wasting
10. Running Water-Streams & River Systems
11. Groundwater
12. Glaciers
13. Deserts and Wind
14. Oceans and Shorelines
15. Earthquakes and the Earth's Interior
16. Plate Tectonics
17. Mountain Building and Deformation
18. Geologic Time - Relative Dating
19. Radiometric Dating
20. Geologic Time Scale and Life of the Past
21. Atmospheric, Composition, Structure, and Temperature
22. Atmospheric Moisture
23. Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
24. Weather Patterns & Severe Storms
25. Astronomy
26. The Solar System
27. Light and its Observation; and the Sun
28. The Stars
29. Interstellar Matter and Galaxies
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Prepare to teach earth science in the elementary classroom.
2.Be introduced to the basic principles of geology, meteorology and astronomy.
3. Get excited about teaching science and creating interest in grade school students to learn about the science of the earth.
4. Learn basic skills needed to identify and interpret earth materials, to recognize geologic features on maps and aerial photographs.
REQUIREMENTS: Required Lab: Take Geology 102. Field trip attendance is required.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: This class will fill the Physical Science GE requirement.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1995