Introduction to Physical Geology


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