Learn how to identify minerals and rocks and discover the stories that rocks can tell. Ancient mountains, faded seas or long gone volcanoes come to life through the interpretation of mineralogy and textures. Learn how to interpret topographic and geological maps. Hands-on experiments, projects, and field trips in Costa Rica serve to emphasize the understanding of volcanism, earthquakes, coastal and fluvial processes, and environmental problems.
Prerequisite or corequisite: GEOL1121 or GEOL1121H
Not open to students with credit in GEOL 1250-1250L or GEOL 2350H.