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GSCI-1010 - Principles of Earth Science

A survey of the sciences of geology, oceanography, and meteorology. Major lecture topics include discussion of earth's geological history, minerals, rocks, dating, plate tectonics, glaciers, volcanoes, ocean currents, marine life, waves, the atmosphere, and weather systems. When appropriate, contrasting views of these subjects will be examined. Laboratory experiences will include field trips to areas of local geological interest. Lecture three times per week, laboratory on alternate weeks. This course satisfies the physical science requirement of the general education requirements.

There is a course fee of $75.

3.5 semester hour(s)