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Course Description

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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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Course Topics

  • Origin of the Solar System and the Earth
  • Earth Structure
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Mineralogy
  • Igneous Geology
  • Weathering and Soils
  • Glacial Geology
  • Sedimentology
  • Paleontology
  • Stratigraphy and Time
  • Structural Geology
  • Metamorphism

Additional Requirements

Equate(s): GEOL*1100

Restriction(s): May not be taken for credit by students in BBRM, BSC or BSC(Env).

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Midterm 1 25%
Midterm 2 25%
On Campus Final Exam 50%
Total 100%

Note: You must pass the final exam in order to pass this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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*Course details are subject to change.

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