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GEOL 100: How the Earth Works

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


How does the earth work, what is it made of, and how does it change through time? Plate tectonics, Earth materials, landforms, structures, climate, and natural resources. Emphasis on the observations and hypotheses used to interpret earth system processes. Students may also enroll in Geol 100L.

Geology

http://catalog.iastate.edu/collegeofliberalartsandsciences/geology/

The bachelor of science major in Geology prepares the student for a professional career and/or graduate study in the geological sciences. Graduates work to understand natural processes on Earth and other planets. They are able to apply their knowledge of forces and factors that shape the Earth to reconstruct past environments and anticipate future problems. Graduates provide essential information for solving problems for resource management, environmental protection, and public health, safety, and welfare. They work as consultants on engineering and environmental problems, explorers for new minerals and hydrocarbon resources, researchers, staff members in state and U.S. geological surveys, government regulators, teachers, writers, editors, and museum curators. Graduates are able to integrate field and laboratory data and to prepare reports. They are able to make presentations that include maps and diagrams that illustrate the results of their studies.

Environmental Science

http://catalog.iastate.edu/collegeofagricultureandlifesciences/environmentalscience/

...related courses: AGRON 182, BIOL 212, GEOL 100, GEOL 201, MTEOR 206. Students choose from...

Environmental Science

http://catalog.iastate.edu/collegeofliberalartsandsciences/environmentalscience/

...related courses: AGRON 182, BIOL 212, GEOL 100, GEOL 201, MTEOR 206. Students choose from...