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
- Igneous Geology
- Weathering and Soils
- Glacial Geology
- Stratigraphy and Time
- Structural Geology
Restriction(s): May not be taken for credit by students in BBRM, BSC or BSC(Env).
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Additional Technical Requirements
This course will use the Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. In order to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, you must meet the following technical requirements:
- Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
- Memory: Windows 2 GB RAM; Mac 512 MB RAM.
- For Mac users: Safari must function properly on the computer.
- Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player installed to Safari, even if a different browser is normally used.
- Functioning webcam and microphone. The webcam and microphone can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. (You will be required to do an environment scan of your room, so please ensure you can move your computer, laptop or webcam for this scan.)
- A broadband Internet connection. It is recommended that you access the Internet via a wired connection.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Environmental Conservation : Electives
*Course details are subject to change.