New Core Option

New Lower Division Core Option in Geosciences

We are happy to announce that undergraduate students now have two ways to complete the lower division core for the Geosciences B.S. Degree or Minor.

LOWER DIVISION CORE

OPTION 1

  • GEO 101N - Introduction to Physical Geology

Credits: 3. Offered autumn and spring. General geology including the work of wind, flowing water, glacial ice, gravity, earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics in shaping the earth.

  • GEO 102N - Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory

Credits: 1. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq. or coreq., GEO 101N. A series of laboratory and field experiences designed around basic geologic processes and materials. Familiarization with common minerals, rocks, land forms, and structures.

OPTION 2

  • GEO 103N - Introduction to Environmental Geology

Credits: 3. Offered autumn and spring. General principles of environmental geology, including the spatial and temporal frameworks involved, Earth’s materials (minerals, rocks, water, air), natural hazards, water and air pollution, energy, water, and soil resources, flooding, coastal erosion, and climate.

  • GEO 104N - Introduction to Environmental Geology Laboratory

Credits: 1. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq. or coreq., GEO 103N. A series of laboratory exercises designed around the investigation of environmental geology problems, including natural hazards, water and air pollution, energy, water, and soil resources, flooding, coastal erosion, and climate.

AND

  • GEO 211 - Earth's History and Evolution

Credits: 4. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., GEO 101N and GEO 102N. Traces the history of the Earth since its inception 4.6 billion years ago. Presents scientific theories for the origin of the Earth and the nature of important earth shaping events of the past, including the development of the oceans, atmosphere, and climate.

For more info please contact an advisor.