Introduction to Geology OpenCourseWare: Free Online Undergraduate Course in Geology by College of Eastern Utah

Published Feb 13, 2009

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The College of Eastern Utah has a course titled 'Introduction to Geology' available free to interested students. This course teaches the basics of the Earth's geological makeup and fulfills part of the college's general education requirements.

Introduction to Geology: Course Specifics

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Introduction to Geology: Course Description

Brian McClelland, of the geology department at CEU, has posted his course 'Introduction to Geology' to the OpenCourseWare network. This general education course in geology starts with the basics of geology, introducing students to the physical workings of the Earth. Along with learning about the history of the Earth and life on Earth, students learn about geologic time, structural geology and land formation creation. To help with the understanding of geologic time, dating methods are investigated. Discussions include plate tectonics, identification of minerals and rocks, earthquakes and volcanic activity and water's role in erosion and weathering.

Study notes for 'Introduction to Geology' are included on the OpenCourseWare page.

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