Description
GEOLOGY
Geology is the study of how the earth works. This class covers the classification and origin of basic rocks and minerals; examines the role of plate tectonics in shaping the earth and producing such hazards as earthquakes and volcanoes; and examines the forces that shape beaches and rivers and sometimes threaten our lives and property. We also survey the evidence for changing climate and the future of such resources as groundwater, fossil fuels, and ores.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Recitation - Required
Course Attributes
Natural Science
Pmathic Ctext: Science Nonseq.
Global Studies
Offering
Course
GEOL 0800
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Geology and Environmental Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall, Spring