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Introduction to Physical Geology

GEL105

Introduction to the processes responsible for the formation and evolution of the Earth. Study includes surficial processes such as weathering/erosion and modification of the landscape caused by rivers, wind, landslides, groundwater, glaciers, and ocean waves; and internal processes that drive plate tectonics and cause earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building, and mantle plumes. Hands-on experience through laboratory work and field trips. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab)

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