2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPHYS 1104 Earth Science and Planetary Geology with Lab

Topics in geochemistry, crystal structure, and the molecular nature of minerals and ores introduce students to the physical nature of soils and rocks. Plate tectonics and continental drift provide a holistic model of the evolution and dynamic nature of the earth's geology and climate. A survey of planetary geology widens this model to include consideration of other planets. A student project is required. This course meets for four hours weekly in order to integrate laboratory experiences.




Fall and Spring