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GEOL 011 – TAP:Geology Using Google Earth

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: An illustration of dynamic processes that have shaped our planet, and views the results of those processes using Google™ Earth. Credit not given for both GEOL 011 and either GEOL 001, GEOL 005, Geol 006, or GEOL 008.

Section Description: The Earth is a dynamic planet, and scientists have learned much about the Earth by “stepping back” and viewing it from afar, from space. Such a view is now afforded to laypersons, through the use of Google™ Earth. This course will provide a description of the dynamic processes that have shaped our planet, and, where appropriate, view the results of those processes from space using Google™ Earth. This will allow us to gain a perspective of the Earth that we have only recently obtained, and also to view the results of 4.6 billion years of dynamic processes on Earth. As learning partners, Professor Hughes and student colleagues will explore planet Earth as geologists, unraveling the history of the Earth by understanding the processes that have shaped it as it is today.

CRN: 95754

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 19/19

Days Time Location

Instructor(s): John M. Hughes

Meeting Dates: 28 Aug 2017 - 08 Dec 2017