Mar 03, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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GEOL 2080 - Geology of the Solar System

Students can experience the thrill of geologic exploration of solid planets and moons in the solar system through the study of samples and knowledge obtained by manned and robotic spacecraft missions. Focuses on changing perceptions and advancement of knowledge with each new mission and discovery.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 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
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMNS Natural Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation for the important scientific questions that are the focus of ongoing research and future spacecraft missions.
  • Gain a better understanding of the planets, moons, and other objects in our solar system in addition to their distribution and dynamical relationships
  • Learn about and understand important geologic processes that have led to the development and evolution of celestial objects in our solar system.

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