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    Western Michigan University
   
 
  Feb 22, 2018
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOS 1000 - Dynamic Earth


Students will be introduced to the workings of our dynamic Earth, with some discussion of other planets. Topics include plate tectonics, evolution, earth materials, volcanoes, earthquakes, earth hazards, rivers and flooding, groundwater and pollution, glaciers and deserts, oceans and coasts, energy resources, and climate change. This course is designed for non-science majors who seek a basic course in geology. Students planning to major in any science or engineering should enroll in GEOS 1300. The course consists of three hours of lecture and a two-hour laboratory period per week.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area VI: Natural Science with Laboratory.
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 2)
When Offered: Fall, Spring



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