GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Scientific Literacy
This laboratory science course examines
the processes that shape the Earth. Topics addressed include plate tectonic
theory; rock and mineral formation and identification, igneous, metamorphic and
sedimentary rock forming processes; weathering and soils; mass wasting;
groundwater and stream processes; deserts and glaciers; global change; rock
deformation, and energy and mineral resources. Two field trips, one half-day and
one full-day are required.