GEO 165 Planet Earth

Explore the large and small scale processes that shape and reshape our dynamic planet Earth. This course introduces students to the many features and phenomena that help us understand Earth's geologic history and its future. From the integral role that minerals and rocks play to the wide range of internal and external processes operating on Earth, students gain a heightened awareness of natural resources, climate change and geologic hazards as society makes its way through the 21st century. Lectures and group discussion. High school background in earth sciences not required. Majors and minors in the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences, including Childhood Education Science/Geoscience Concentration majors, should take GEO 169 Planet Earth Lab as a corequisite.




Every semester