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ESC320 Physical Geology

Subject: ESC
Course Number: 320
Credits: 4 Credits
Available Online: No
This course considers the topics of physical geology. The topics include minerals, rocks, volcanoes, weathering, groundwater, glaciers, mountains and fossils. The techniques of data procurement, processing and analysis are considered and applied to the geology of Minnesota. A number of studies will be conducted at various Minnesota sites. Previous studies, current geology literature, use of the Internet and presentations by various experts of Minnesota geology will highlight the course. Short weekday field trips and extended weekend field trips will be part of the course. The course is applicable to anyone majoring in environmental science, education at all levels (especially outdoor education and science education), religion, science or having a general interest in travel, government, business or geology sites. Previous studies, current geology literature, use of the Internet and presentations by various experts of Minnesota geology will highlight t he course. (Prerequisite: ESC120)
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