G 102 - Earth's Dynamic Surface4 Credit(s)
Introduces the geology of Earth's surface and related hazards. Topics include erosion, deposition, weathering, soils, landslides, streams, groundwater, oceans, coasts, glaciers, deserts, climate, problem solving, topographic maps, and remote sensing of landforms. Take either G101 or G102 first. Lab included.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Recognize, describe, and interpret landforms in the field or using photos, maps, models, case studies, or other representations. This includes landforms associated with: streams, glaciers, deserts, coastlines, mass wasting, and groundwater
2. Describe and analyze processes associated with landscape evolution and the formation of landforms, including: erosion and deposition, weathering and soil, sediment transport, the hydrologic cycle, plate tectonics
3. Assess and evaluate human interactions with earth surface processes, including environmental, social, and economic impacts and human hazards related to mass wasting, flooding, groundwater pollution, groundwater depletion, global climate change, sea level transgression, and desertification
4. Identify rock and mineral properties and aspects of the rock cycle that impact geomorphology
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