Nov 14, 2018  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2018-2019 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2018-2019

PHSC 120 - Principles of Geology


3 credits (2 lecture, 2 lab)
This course is an introduction to the various branches of geology for Liberal Arts students. Topics include rock formation, geologic time, weathering, erosion, river systems, ground water, glaciation, plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanism. Laboratory exercises include the study of minerals, rocks, topographic maps, and geologic maps. Emphasis is on rock types, features of the landscape, and the processes which have shaped Western Pennsylvania.  This course meets the General Education competency of Scientific Reasoning (SR).