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Physical Geology

Physical geology introduces the processes at work changing the earth today. Within the context of global tectonics, it explores the origins of rocks and minerals and the dynamics of processes such as igneous activity, seismicity, and crustal deformation driven by the release of earth's internal heat. It also examines how air, water, and ice move in response to gravity and energy from the sun, sculpting earth's surface by eroding, transporting, and depositing weathered rock materials. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for GEOL 101 or GEOL 101H.

Subject: GEOL
Course Number: 101
Section Number: 1057
Units: 3

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: online
Office hours: as requested or posted
Instructor notes: This class is taught completely online. Please make sure you have your textbook AND YOUR ACCESS CODE for the publisher's online website by the first day of class. YOUR TEXTBOOK IS: The Earth, an Introduction to Physical Geology, 10th edition, Tarbuck and Lutgens. This requires the textbook (hard copy or e-version), AND the online access code. The Publisher's online access code comes with a new textbook or can be purchased separately if you buy a book or used book without an un-used access code. An access can be purchased at: PLEASE NOTE - THIS SUMMER course is taught at a VERY accelerated pace given the short term of the summer semester. It is advised that a student should be aware of this before adding any additional courses.

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