2016-2017 Catalog

GEO 105 Earth: Our Environment

Introduction to geology with emphasis on the physical processes that shape the environment on the Earth's surface. The course will cover the fundamentals of plate tectonics rocks minerals geologic time surface processes and Earth's interior. Special attention will be paid to geologic hazards (such as earthquakes volcanoes floods and landslides) the history and future of global climate change and the human impact on the environment. Students who have completed a substantive introductory Geology course are encouraged to seek instructor permission to enroll in any of the 200-level Geology courses. Includes one 2-hour laboratory per week and a one or two day field trip. Open to first-year and second-year students only.



Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science