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EESC 1180 The Living Earth I (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

This core course provides a broad and modern presentation of the major topics and principles of Earth Science. The lectures will cover all the fundamental subjects of geology, with emphasis on earth materials such as minerals, rocks and internal and external Earth processes, with a brief overview of important aspects of Earth history. The labs will involve hands-on work studying minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, viscosity, weathering and running water, formation of ripples and sand dunes, plate tectonics, fossils, and earthquakes, in addition to a local field geology trip during lab time. Additional topics may be covered if time allows.


Instructor(s): Ken Galli

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 12-May-16