GLY 1010 Introduction to Geology

This course introduces the basic principles of geology, relating to sedimentation, structural deformations, erosion and weathering. Topics covered include identification of rocks and minerals, the rock cycle, historical geology, volcanism, earthquakes, plate tectonic theory, and physical evolution of the Earth. The practical applications of geology in a profession or in a research field are also addressed.

3 credits


Students must score into college-level reading on placement test.