GLG 1101 Physical Geology
Surface processes of wind, water and ice in changing Earth's surface, plate tectonics; interior forces that cause earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building. Introduction to natural resources; impact of natural hazards on human populations; and impact of human activities in the natural world. Laboratory component stresses introduction to and use of basic scientific method and problem solving. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
- Explain the mineral composition of and the mechanisms responsible for the formation of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; demonstrate an understanding of the formation, availability, and importance of mineral, rock, energy, water and soil resources.
- Relate the Theory of Plate Tectonics to Earth processes such as volcanism, earthquakes and mountain building.
- Recognize the processes of: weathering, soil and sediment formation, mass wasting, deserts, surface water, ground water, glaciers and coastlines; and be able to recognize and describe their general features.
- Describe various ways in which the study of Physical Geology impacts human activities and how it is important and vital to daily life.
Credit Hours: 4
- Classroom: 3 hours
- Lab: 2 hours
- Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
- Department: Geology
- Repeatable Credit: No
- Offered Online: Yes