GEO 165 Geology I

Introduction to earth materials (minerals, rocks, soils); Earth's interior structure; geological processes in operation on and beneath the surface of the earth and their effects (weathering, erosion, deformation and geologic structures, earthquakes, plate tectonics, ocean basins, running water, ground water, glaciers, winds and deserts, coasts and shorelines); techniques of dating geological events. Lectures, group discussion. High school background in earth sciences not required. Geosciences majors and minors, including Childhood Education Science/Geoscience Concentration majors, should take GEO 169 General Geology Lab as a corequisite.




Every semester