Catalog 2021-2022

ENS 150 Physical Geology

A broad survey of the geological processes at work on and within the earth. Topics include the origin and composition of rocks, as well as the origin, location and characteristics of volcanoes, earthquakes and mountain belts, within the framework of plate tectonics. Also covers the modification of the earth's surface by wind, rivers, glaciers, groundwater, waves and currents, and the evolution of continents and ocean basins. Lecture only.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

ENS 150L

Corequisite

MAR 150L

Distribution

(NS)

Offered

occasionally