UT Dallas 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOS1303 - Physical Geology

GEOS 1303 (GEOL 1303) Physical Geology (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to the Earth as a unique planet. The course investigates minerals and rocks which make up the Earth. The structure of the Earth and dynamics of its internal mechanisms are explored. Plate tectonics and surface processes which sculpt the Earth are the topics of the second half of the course. Other planets and celestial bodies within the solar system are contrasted with Earth. Field trip. (3-0) S