GEO 103 Physical Geology (4 credits)
An introduction to the basic principles of the earth sciences - geology, geochemistry, and geophysics - and their relation to materials and processes acting upon and within the Earth's crust. Consideration is given to rocks and minerals, structures and deformation of the Earth's crust, earthquakes, and volcanism, and the work of the wind, running water, ground water, the oceans and glaciers upon the Earth's surface. This course, together with GEO 104, satisfies the sequential laboratory science requirement of the Math-Science curriculum and also satisfies the requirements of those curricula demanding science or laboratory science courses. Three one-hour lectures or equivalent and one three-hour laboratory per week. No prerequisite.