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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

PHS 113 - Physical Geology

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
This course meets the Biological and Physical Sciences General Education Requirement.

An introduction to Earth as a dynamic system of interconnected processes. The unifying theme of plate tectonics is discussed and developed in context within the topics of minerals and rocks, volcanoes, geologic time, crustal deformation and mountain building, earthquakes, Earth’s interior, evolution of ocean floors and continents, mass movement, streams and floods, groundwater and other surface processes. An optional field trip is available. Lab fee $30.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .