How earth works. The building blocks of Earth: minerals and rocks. Earth's dynamic interior: plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism, and mountain building. Surficial processes associated with streams, ground water, glaciers, wind, and shorelines. Laboratory instruction in identification of common minerals and rocks, the use of topographic maps, and landform identification from topographic maps. Each semester we offer two optional fields including a weekend field trip to the St. Francois Mountains of southeastern Missouri.
- Lecture Sections for Fall, 2011:
- Field Trips
- Majoring in Geology