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Understanding the Earth I

This course covers the physical geology of the Earth, including the origin of the solar system, Earth structure and Earth physics (seismology, geomagnetism), plate tectonics as the unifying theory in Earth sciences, earthquakes, magma generation, volcanic activity, continental growth, mountain building, geological structures (folds and faults), the rock cycle, sedimentary/metamorphic/igneous rocks and rock-forming minerals. This course has the same lecture content as GEOL 1006E, but does not have a laboratory component. (lec 3) cr 3. This course is not a credit for geology majors and students may not retain credit for both GEOL 1021 and GEOL 1006.

Earth Sciences