This course is an introductory study of the materials, structures and forces in the earth. Topics include weathering, hydrology, glaciers, earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoes; students will also examine the physical and chemical processes that contribute to the earth’s changing form and shape. Both surface and internal processes are covered, with emphasis on the interaction between these processes, including the theory of plate tectonics.
- Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week.
- Lab includes field trips.