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GSC 1530     Introductory Geology     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This laboratory science course examines the processes that shape the Earth. Topics addressed include plate tectonic theory; rock and mineral formation and identification, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock forming processes; weathering and soils; mass wasting; groundwater and stream processes; deserts and glaciers; global change; rock deformation, and energy and mineral resources. Two field trips, one half-day and one full-day are required. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 5

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Scientific Literacy