May 08, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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GEOL 1300 - Geology of the National Parks

Survey of the geologic features of the national parks of the United States, emphasizing the history of their geologic development.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about the location and geology of specific national parks and monuments.
  • Learn basic geologic concepts, such as plate tectonics, rock names, ordering of strata, volcano types, geologic time, landscape development for deserts and glaciers, drainage patterns, and the evolution of continents.
  • Learn how to collect scientific data from disparate sources, including books, videos, and the internet, and integrate this information into a knowledge base.
  • Learn to use a knowledge base to analyze and understand the geology of national parks and monuments.

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