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2015-2016 Catalog

GEOL 300 Earth Surface Processes

Comprehensive analysis of geological processes that produce, maintain, and change the earth's surface. Topics include tectonics and landforms, rock weathering, soil development, hillslope processes, and river and glacial erosion and deposition. Explore where earth surface processes and landforms are viewed as interacting components of a complex system. The operation of geomorphic systems is examined from a process-response perspective. Laboratory includes map and aerial photo analysis as well as field work and a project. Lecture/laboratory. [W]


Any 100-level geology course. GEOL 200 and GEOL 317 are recommended