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Active as of Summer Session 2012



I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Geology of National Parks

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ESCI 1400

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Internship Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This introductory course is a survey of the principles of geology, thematically centered on the processes that shaped the continent of North America, with special emphasis on the National Parks and Monuments of the United States. It includes topics such as plate tectonics, mountain building, volcanoes, faults and faulting, erosion by water, wind, and ice, ice ages, glacial landscapes, fossilization, and geologic time. Students will apply newly acquired geologic skills to case studies of individual national parks.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Next Gen Reading Score: 237

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ESCI 1400 - Geology of National Parks

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ESCI 1400 - Geology of National Parks

There are no corequisites for this course.