Intro to Geology Course
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $289.42/Credit (No Fees)
This course is an introduction to the dynamics of the Earth:
- plate tectonics
Emphasis is placed on the environmental applications of these processes. You will also be introduced to the tools of the geologist, including minerals, rocks, maps and aerial photographs.
Introduction to Geology is designed to help you develop a good knowledge of geology. Through independent study, you will be guided through the important aspects of geology and provided with abundant exercises to gauge your progress.
- An Introduction to Physical Geology
- Matters and Minerals
- Igneous Rocks and Volcanic Activity
- Weathering, Soils and Sedimentary Rocks
- Metamorphic Rocks
- EXAM 1
- Geologic Time
- Mass Wasting
- Running Water
- Glaciers and Glaciation
- EXAM 2
- Crustal Deformation
- Plate Tectonics
- EXAM 3
- Demonstrate mastery of the principles, concepts and terminology of the science of geology.
- Understand the relevance of geological principles, concepts and terminology to the world of today.
Tarbuck, E. J., & Lutgens, F. K. (2011). Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-321-66304-7.
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
Each lesson contains an overview, required reading, lesson objectives, key vocabulary, instructional notes, chapter review, assignment (primarily of short-answer questions) and practice quiz.
- 14 Lessons
- 3 Proctored Exams