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GEOL1009A-W13

Geology of National Parks

Geology of National Parks
The collision of continents, the passage of glaciers, and time itself have sculpted our country, creating landscapes that have captivated humankind's attention for generations. In this course we will develop the sequence of events that have led to the formation of many such natural wonders found in our national parks. We will proceed through lectures focused on basic geology and plate tectonic theory; textbook readings about specific parks; in-class and homework exercises that develop familiarity with important geologic materials and methods; and a number of virtual excursions to the parks.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
11390

Course

GEOL1009

All Sections in Winter 2013

Winter 2013

GEOL1009A-W13 Lecture (Manley)