GE 115 Planet Earth I (Fall 1998: 3 credits) Corequisite: GE 116

Become friends with rocks and minerals, including gemstones, igneous, fossiliferous sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Learn the many ways they are now being formed and deformed as Earth evolves. Dynamic processes form and change landscapes and the natural environment on Earth's surface over time spans, e.g. soil formation, erosion, rivers, ocean currents, glaciers, landslides, etc. and processes within Earth produce mountain chains, move tectonic plates, give rise to metallic and other resources, as well as earthquake, volcanic and other hazards.

Two 50 minute lectures and one two-hour AT laboratory session (GE 116) per week

James W. Skehan, S.J.