Introduction to Geology

Time and Terrain Tapestry.

The North America Tapestry of Time and Terrain. (Image courtesy of USGS.)


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Spring 2011



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This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from formation of the elements, mineral and rock identification, and geological mapping to plate tectonics, erosion and climate engineering.

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Perron, Taylor, and Oliver Jagoutz. 12.001 Introduction to Geology, Spring 2011. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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