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Physical Geology (GEOL 1100)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  3.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course explores the principles and processes of geology with an emphasis on the study of the Earth's structures, materials (internal and external) and plate tectonics. You will examine and identify igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. You will explore the dramatic role of volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion and landslides in the shaping of our planet. You will learn topographic map and stratigraphic analysis, as well as structural geology. Field trips may be included in the course. This course includes two hours of required lab per week, which must be taken on campus.
MnTC:
  • Goal 3
  • Goal 10
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Historical Geology (GEOL 1101)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  3.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course serves as an introduction to the general principles and processes of geology with an emphasis on the study of geologic time (absolute and relative), and the correlation of geologic time with the rock record, past life forms and geographies. You will learn about the formation of our planet within the context of the solar system, as well as the evolution of our Earth's surface and the life forms which inhabit it. You will explore the cycles our planet experiences, which seemingly control its destiny. You will also become familiar with the general principles and techniques of sedimentary rock, mineral and fossil identification. You will examine sedimentary environments, tectonic settings and age relations. A field trip is required as part of the course. This course includes two hours of required lab per week, which must be taken on campus.
MnTC:
  • Goal 3
  • Goal 10
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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