ES 2210 - Geology on Location
Credits: 4.00 credits.
The Natural World Core Course.Geology on Location is an introductory course in geology that examines national parks and other notable landmarks in order to illustrate basic Earth Science concepts. Additionally, the course blends our knowledge of the geosphere and hydrosphere with issues that affect our human existence on this amazing planet. By understanding the processes within specific geologic features, we enhance our appreciation for the natural world. When applicable, other related issues such as water pollution, conservation, biodiversity, climate controls, natural resources, and natural disasters will be discussed throughout the course.
Students should expect to have fun and be amazed as we discover the geology behind extraordinary landforms, coastlines, volcanoes, etc. In the lab component of this course, students will be required to visit, create a photo journal, and write about the geology of an approved location of their choosing. They will be required to conduct a soil experiment on their own using a few household items.