Undergraduate Geology OpenCourseWare

  • Environmental Earth Science OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Environmental Science Course by MIT

    In 'Environmental Earth Science,' an OpenCourseWare project offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, students study the fundamental elements of the Geology field. Through a series of lectures, the course curriculum advances from the basics of geological processes to the environmental impact of both natural disasters and human developments. This free course is particularly applicable for undergraduate students interested in Environmental Science or Geology.

  • Field Geology OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Undergraduate Geologic History Course

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers an OpenCourseWare version of 'Field Geology I' free online. The course offers undergraduates majoring in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences the opportunity to study the techniques of geological field study. This course's website will teach students the basics of the geological history of western North America and geological field study.

  • Medical Geology and Geochemistry OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Bachelor Level Geology Course by MIT

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers an OpenCourseWare project in the burgeoning field of medical geology, which examines the links between geological phenomena and human health. In this free 'Medical Geology/Geochemistry' course, participants study the elements and--specifically--their effects on people's physical well-being. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in Geology or pre-medicine may benefit from the information available in this online course.

  • Petrology OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Petrology Class

    Use your previous knowledge of physics and chemistry to learn more about the process of rock formation by taking this free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Petrology' explores the conditions under which rocks form, the unique chemical composition of specific rocks and their distribution on the earth's surface and underlying mantle. It's recommended that students complete MIT's OpenCourseWare 'Structure of Earth Materials' and 'Thermodynamics of Materials' before taking 'Petrology'.

  • Science and Environmental Policy OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Environmental Policy Class by MIT

    Learn how various methods and arguments and scientific knowledge play a role in the development of environmental policy in 'Strange Bedfellows: Science and Environmental Policy,' an OpenCourseWare from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Students interested in studying policy from an idealistic and realistic perspective while pursuing a degree in Geoscience will find this course useful.

  • Sedimentary Geology OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Geology Course on Sedimentary Geology

    Discover the features of sedimentary elements, both modern and ancient, and their relation to environmental concerns and cycles in this free online OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Sedimentary Geology' explores varied aspects of sedimentary rock, such as fossil content and other sediments. After completing MIT's 'Introduction to Geology' OpenCourseWare, students may want to consider taking this course as a follow-up, especially those pursuing a Geosciences degree.

  • Structural Geology OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Undergraduate Class on Structural Geology

    'Structural Geology' is a free OpenCourseWare offered by MIT. The undergraduate-level course focuses on the mechanics of rock deformation and geological structures. The course is intended for students interested in studying Geology, Engineering and Earth Science.

  • Structure of Earth Materials OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Earth Science Course by MIT

    Probe the world of crystals and crystalline materials, including their structure, symmetry and formation in this free online OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Structure of Earth Materials' is a comprehensive introductory course that relates the characteristics of crystals to attributes, such as the modulus of elasticity, index of refraction and the speed at which seismic waves travel. It is recommended that students first complete 'Introduction to Solid-State Chemistry' or 'Principles of Chemical Science' OpenCourseWare before taking this free course.