Introduction to Geology 1

Joseph Smyth
University of Colorado at Boulder

Summary

This is an introductory geology for majors and nonmajors. Students study the Earth, its materials, its characteristics, its dynamic processes, and how it relates to people. A separate lab (GEOL 1030) is optional. This course meets the MAPS requirement for natural science: nonlab and is approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.


Course URL: http://ruby.colorado.edu/~smyth/G1010syl.html
Course Type: Intro Level Physical Geology
Course Size:
greater than 150

Course Format:
Students enroll in one course that includes both lecture and lab. The lecture is taught by the professor and the lab is taught by TAs.

Institution Type:
University with graduate programs, including doctoral programs

Course Context:

In your department, do majors and non-majors take separate introductory courses? no

If students take a "non-majors" course, and then decide to become a major, do they have to go back and take an additional introductory course?

Course Content:

Students study the Earth, its materials, its characteristics, its dynamic processes, and how it relates to people in this introductory geology course. The Powerpoints for this course are provided on the course website, which also includes Clicker questions and on-line sample questions to prepare students for exams.

Assessment:

References and Notes:

Understanding Earth (Fifth Edition) Grotzinger, Jordan, Press, Siever




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