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"This is an upper-division elective course with introductory biology, chemistry and geology prerequisites. It is cross-listed in Geology and Biology, so typically students are an even mix of those two majors.
"This is a seminar-style, topical introductory course with no prerequisites. The course satisfies the pre-requisite for all intermediate level courses for a geology major. 25-30% of students who take the course go on to major in geology. The course is writing intensive and has a two-hour lab and required field trip."
"This Earth Science course focuses on Geology and also covers topics in Oceanography, Meteorology, and Planetary Geology and includes 4 to 6 field labs that model how scientists examine geologic outcrops. Students make observations and interpretations during field experiences and as the term progresses take on more independence. Students learn the process of field geologic observation and cover content in labs that includes learning to identify different types of rocks."
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