GEOL 0802 Geology of the National Parks

Subject: GEOL
Catalog Number: 0802
Number of Credits: 3

Many of the U.S. and Canadian National Parks are showcases of geology. The student will learn to interpret regional geological history by examining the rock layers exposed within various park areas. The geological development of the North American continent will be developed in the framework of plate tectonic theory and of the physical geological processes that have shaped the landscape into the spectacular scenery of the parks.Offered occasionally. Lecture 3 hours.

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