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GEOL 1104 - Physical Geology*

4 Credits
Introduces the student to the field of physical geology in general, such as the geologic environment, geologic processes shaping the surface of the earth, plate tectonics, crust, and the interior of the earth.

Lab Fee.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the historical people, events, and technologies that have contributed to the discipline of Physical Geology. (GEO 1, 3)
2. Classify the physical and chemical properties of common rocks and minerals. (GEO 3)
3. Identify the physical geologic features of the Earth’s surface and interior. (GEO 3)
4. Recognize weathering and erosion patterns among different rock types and environments. (GEO 3)
5. Identify geological processes, such as volcanic activity, earthquakes, and plate boundary formation. (GEO 3)
6. Recognize the scientific principles and methodologies utilized in the study of Physical Geology, including the concept of Geologic Time. (GEO 3)
7. Identify the basic interactions of the geological world with humankind. (GEO 3)
8. Apply the Scientific Method to properly perform laboratory experiments, and apply this data to specific Physical Geology questions. (GEO 2, 3)
9. Communicate clearly using scientific terms and methods both orally and in writing. (GEO 2, 3)
10. Apply appropriate general laboratory techniques by using small group collaboration. (GEO 4)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: GEOL 1114

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