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2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 250 - Geologic Evolution of Virginia

Spring (3) Jiron, Morse Prerequisite(s): One of the following: GEOL 100, 101, 110, 150, 303, 307, 312

The geology and landscapes of Virginia are remarkably diverse.  This second-level Geology course will investigate the geological processes that work to both create and modify the distinctive landscapes, watersheds, bedrock, and fossils of Virginia.  The course is hands-on with specific modules that require observation, data collection, hypothesis testing, and critical thinking, both in the field and lab. The focus on Virginia's geological evolution will be used to introduce a wide-range of earth science topics and skills: these include earth materials, deep time, tectonic processes, surface processes, climate, and sea-level change.  Although activities will focus on Virginia, the concepts learned can be applied anywhere on the Earth. Students who plan to major or minor in Geology must take this course.