Apr 01, 2020  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2018-2019 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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).