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2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog 
    
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog
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HNRS 212 - Colloquium in Geology


Study of the earth including its origins, composition, and evolution of its continents and ocean basins through time. Processes such as plate tectonics, rock formation, climate change, and mountain building, and their effects on surface and subsurface evolution will be studied. The interplay between these Earth processes and human activity is also examined, in topics such as volcanology, earthquakes and flooding. The class includes a laboratory in which identification of minerals and rocks, as well as interpretation of landforms and maps is emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to study a particular area of geology in depth.

Prerequisites & Notes: MATH 114 or concurrent or higher, or suitable math assessment score.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: LSCI



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