GEO 101 Geology of National Parks

The geology of many of America's most visited parks, including the geologic features, the processes which formed them, the chronology of events that led to the rocks, structures, and landscapes of the natural treasures, and the environmental problems that now threaten the parks. Lectures, videos, small-group discussions, use of the Internet, in-class quizzes and exams. Small-group preparation and presentation on a geologically significant national monument or park. Not open to students who have passed GEO 165 Planet Earth. Students may take GEO 169 General Geology Lab as a co-requisite to expand their knowledge of minerals, rocks, fossils, and topographic and geologic map reading and interpretation.




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