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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EAPS 11800 - Introduction To Earth Sciences

Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to a range of topics in Earth Science, including: Origin and geological history of Earth, including geological records of climate and evolution; Earth materials (minerals and rocks); Chemical and physical composition and structure of the Earth; Rock weathering, erosion, and sedimentary processes; Geological timescale; Geologic structures including their map and field expression; Tectonic processes; The hydrological cycle with emphasis on groundwater and physical and chemical oceanography; Energy and mineral resources; Astrobiology. (Required for Geology and Geophysics and Earth and Space Science Teaching majors.) Typically offered Spring.