Friday, May 2, 2014

NEW Fall 2014 course: Geology of National Parks (GEOL-G 138)

Announcing a new course!!


Geology of State and National Parks Revealed

GEOL-G 138


Lecture: MWF 12:20-1:10 PM

Instructor: Prof. Julie Fosdick


Please see attached flyer and list of activities. 


Course description: This course introduces principles of physical, chemical, and biological processes that together influence the geologic evolution of our Earth’s structure and landscapes as told through National and State parklands. Geologic concepts of study will include the composition and structure of the Earth, volcanism and magmatism, weathering and erosion, creation of mountainous landscapes and ocean basins, and the origin of natural resources. Additionally, emphasis is placed on the protection and degradation of these natural environments and resources within the parks. Students will be required to participate in a 2-day field trip to Mammoth Cave National Park.