Sep 29, 2022  
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GEO 230 - Geology of The American West

4 Credit(s)
Geologic evolution of the west from its most ancient beginnings to modern processes that are still shaping it. The course offers opportunities to practice field and lab techniques for hand-sample identification of rocks and minerals, use maps and field observations to recognize geologic structures, and observe geomorphic processes shaping the Western landscape. Students successfully completing the course will demonstrate an integrated understanding of the topic in field activities, small group work, labs, exams, and short written and oral research presentations. Students successfully completing the course will demonstrate an integrated understanding of the topic in field activities, an annotated field photographic journal, small group work, labs, exams, and short written and oral research presentations. Class includes several half day field trips and one longer field trip (usually the entire second week of class) that may require a passport (depending on location). May have a service learning component. $200 Course Fee.

Prerequisite(s): GEO 101  or GEO 103   or GEO 107  
(fall)



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