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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ESCI 12000 - Geology of National Parks

Course Credit: 1
Geology of Our National Parks Examination of the fundamental geologic processes responsible for the unique landscapes of the U.S. National Parks. Topics include plate tectonics; geologic time; Earth materials; mountain building; volcanism; climate change; and surficial and subsurface landscape evolution through glacial, stream, and groundwater activity. An overview of the geologic histories of selected National Parks will be emphasized. Three hours of lecture weekly. Annually. Fall and Spring. [MNS]