GEOL 161 - Introduction to Geology


Credits: 4

This course will focus on minerals and rocks, volcanoes, Earth's internal structure, plate tectonics, and surface processes.  Aspects of geology that impact society will also be addressed, such as flooding and earthquakes.  The laboratory provides hands-on activities that supplement material presented in lecture.

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).

Prerequisite(s): C or better in MATH 100 , or placement in MATH 111 .

Lecture-Lab (ex: 3-1 means 3 hrs lecture and 1 hr lab): (3-2.5)
Repeatability: Students can receive credit in either GEOL 151  or GEOL 161 , but not both.
Indiana Statewide Transfer General Education Core: Meets IN Statewide Core.
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring


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