GEOL112W: Geology and Soils

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 2 Credits 4

Geology and Soils, like GEOL111W, covers the nature of geologic materials, structures, and processes. It likewise covers the processes that help shape the earth's crust (such as mountain building; volcanism; continental drift; and the work of ice, wind, and running water). Unlike GEOL111W, it introduces students to minerals and rocks and includes topics such as soil genesis, the physical properties of soils, the role of water, inorganic and organic nutrients, and some aspects of soil management. This course involves laboratory work.