University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

First-Year Experience 2015-2016


GEOL 095B ~ The Dynamic Earth as Viewed through Google(tm) Earth

Instructor: John M. Hughes Professor of Geology More . . .

Earth is a dynamic planet, and scientists have learned much about it by "stepping back" and viewing Earth from afar, i.e., from space. Through the use of Google™ Earth, it is now possible for even laypeople to study Earth in ways that were not feasible a few decades ago. As learning partners, Dr. Hughes and student colleagues will explore planet Earth as geologists, unraveling our planet's history by providing and understanding the dynamic processes that have shaped it. Where appropriate and by using Google™ Earth, we will view those processes and observe the results of 4.6 billion years of changes.

Requirements Satisfied: one non-lab Natural Science course