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GEOL1000-A Intro To Physical Geology    (Fall 2014)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor

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Course Details

Session, Dates: 1 (08/25/2014 - 12/13/2014)

Days: M W F

Time: 10:45 - 11:35 am

Location: Moon Campus

Room: John Jay 248

Seats Available: 8 Seats

Credits: 3

Co-Requisite courses must match session/section/location

Course Description

This course is a general introduction to physical geology for the science major. Properties of various mineral groups and of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks are reviewed. Historical development of the science of geology is reviewed. Plate tectonics and the processes of tectonism, erosion and weathering are integrated to show how landforms develop. Earth's internal structure and its magnetic and thermal properties are reviewed. The fossil record and the geologic time scale are discussed. The distribution of the earth's mineral resources and its various geologic hazards are reviewed. Course includes hands-on demonstrations of topics reviewed in lecture and experimentation utilizing the analytical techniques and equipment reviewed in the course. The course is intended to support the academic preparation of those students pursuing a degree in environmental science or another related discipline that requires an understanding of physical geology. The course provides professional preparation for environmental scientists, geologists and other earth science professionals. The course assumes some basic mastery of biology, chemistry and physics. Students not majoring in the natural sciences may enroll in the course upon consultation with their advisor.

Prerequisites: high school physics and chemistry

Co-requisite: GEOL1015

About The Instructor

Kenneth A. LaSota, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geology & Earth Sciences
Science


lasota@rmu.edu
412-397-4035 phone
412-397-3277 fax
John Jay 217
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