Course includes some outdoor lab activities. Understanding and interpreting map-based data including topography and geologic information; using the compass, GPS and other surveying equipment to make maps; quantitative analysis of geoscience datasets; applications to hydrogeologic/environmental problems; describing rock units; measuring and compiling geologic data to produce maps and cross-sections.
With lab. Genesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks in the earth's crust and upper mantle. Experiment and theory applied to the interpretation of natural rock textures and their origin. Introduction to thermometry and barometry of magmas and rocks. Recognition of rocks and crystallization histories using the polarizing microscope. Prerequisite: GEO-SCI 311.
A course that examines the chemical functions of our Planet Earth.
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The natural processes of the ocean, including earthquakes and volcanoes, the hydrologic cycle and weather, ocean circulation and the global energy balance, the carbon cycle and productivity, biodi-versity and marine food webs, coastal dynamics. Also, global warming, sea-level rise, environmental degradation and the ocean system response to human activity and global change. Interactive class sessions, with considerable participation by students in problem solving, discussions, and demonstrations. Exams and grades based on teamwork as well as on individual performance. Students needing or wanting a laboratory component may register for GEO-SCI 131. (Gen.Ed. PS)