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SC 202 - Introduction to Geology

( 3 :3 :0 ) 4 credits

This course is a study of the origin and evolution of the Earth, the rocks and minerals which compose it, the processes which are constantly changing it, the risks associated with geologic hazards, and the role of geology in shaping the human environment. The course presents the tools, methods, and approach employed by practicing geologists. Laboratory exercises and field trips introduce rocks, minerals, fossils, maps, and landscape features. The laboratory component will include the scientific method, collection and analysis of data, field study methods, computer simulations, and field trips designed to explore the geology of New Jersey.


Prerequisites: MA 103 Basic Statistics and MA 109 Pre-Calculus or MA 120 Calculus I