GEOL 101: Introduction to Geology

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This course is an introduction to minerals and rocks. It covers major geologic events, such as earthquakes, volcanic activity, mountain formation, plate tectonics, and continental drifts. It also looks at landscape development by glaciers, streams and groundwater, ocean currents and waves, and wind.

Requisite: This course is not open to students with credit in or currently enrolled in GEOL 105, 109, or 111.

Required Materials
The following materials are required for this course:

  • Exploring Geology, 4th edition, by Reynolds, Johnson, Kelly, Morin, and Carter. McGraw Hill Publishers (ISBN: 978-0078022920)
  • The SmartBook Access Card for the above text (ISBN: 978-1259292941)

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