Introduction to Geology, the study of the earth. We will discuss the structure, composition, and classification of the major rock types on earth. Other topics covered include plate tectonics, interaction of the hydrosphere and atmosphere with the lithosphere, the earth in relation to the solar system, earth processes, and the earth in relation to the solar system.

Human Activities that degrade the earth and the terrestrial phenomena actually or potentially harmful to people.

In this course we will:

- Discuss different applications of geologic studies, especially related to resources

- After completion of the course the student should be able to understand the effects of different human activities on the environment.


Human Activities that degrade the earth and those terrestrial phenomena actually or potentially harmful to man.


Course Description:

- Discuss different applications of geologic studies, especially related to resources

- After completion of the course the student should be able to understand the effects of different human activities on the environment.

Study of the origin and evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Emphasis is placed on the identification of rocks and minerals in hand sample and with a petrographic microscope. Registration in a laboratory section is required. Field trips are required.

This is a graduate level course discussing the fundamentals of various analytical methods useful in the geosciences.

Introduction to the Study of the Earth. We will discuss the structure, composition, and tectonics of the lithosphere, the interaction of the hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and atmosphere, and discuss the Earth in relation to the solar system.