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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NS 221 - Physical Geology (4)

A non-mathematical introduction to the study of the earth. Topics include minerals and rocks; dynamic internal processes including volcanism, earthquakes, plate tectonics, and mountain building; and surficial processes including erosion by streams, glaciers, and wind. Laboratory instruction in identification and classification of common minerals and rocks; introduction to and interpretation of topographic and geologic maps. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours laboratory per week. PRE-2015 CORE: Level II. SP, intermittently.