Geology 201: Earth Materials & Tectonics

Introduces physical geology which deals with minerals, rocks, internal structure of the earth, and plate tectonics. Includes a weekly lab. 

Physical Geology G201 is intended for both geology majors and non-majors, and is the first term of a year of beginning college geology. 

Physical Geology is concerned with earth materials and geologic processes acting on the earth. The course deals mainly with rocks and minerals, and introduces students to internally-driven geologic processes. This course can be used to partly fulfill graduation requirements for the Associate Degree, and has been approved for block transfer. The text and materials have been chosen by the faculty and the emphasis of the course will be the viewpoint of the author(s). This includes the concepts of geologic time and the evolution of the Earth.