This course provides an introduction to geological principles, their historical development and application to interpreting Earth materials and processes. This course is suitable for those wishing a general knowledge of Earth sciences.
Note: This course can be taken individually or as a part of a certificate program.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Examine the Earth's place in the universe, specifically its uniqueness and fragility.
- Recognize that geology is a physical and historical science.
- Describe the materials that make up our planet and how they are organized.
- Outline the natural and anthropogenic processes that shape our planet.
- Investigate the mechanisms behind common types of geologic phenomena.
- Examine the interdependence between Earth resources and society.
- Origin of the Solar System and the Earth
- · Earth Structure
- · Plate Tectonics
- · Minerals
- · Igneous Geology
- · Sedimentology
- · Metamorphism
- · Glacial Geology
- · Paleontology
- Stratigraphy and Time
- Structural Geology
Restriction(s): May not be taken for credit by students in BBRM, BSC or BSC(Env).
|Biweekly Quizzes (4)||40%|
|Discussion Posts (5)||20%|
|Online Final Exam||40%|
Additional Technical Requirements
This course will use the following:
- Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams.
- Zoom as a video communication tool. A Webcam, a microphone to record video, and headphones/speakers to play back the recording are also needed.
Please view the Technical Considerations for each.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Environmental Conservation : Electives
*Course details are subject to change.