GeoSci 101H: The Earth

Have you ever been curious about how the Earth itself works? GeoSci 101 is designed to acquaint you with how the Earth functions, how it is changing, how its features shape human society, and how we change the Earth through our actions. You can expect to become better at observing the world around you, to gain an understanding of the geological processes that shape our landscapes, to develop skills applying logic to understand natural phenomena, and to recognize the large role that geologic distributions of natural resources and hazards plays in shaping human society. Because of the ever-increasing demand for resources, the growing exposure to natural hazards, and the changing climate, geology is of considerable societal relevance.

This course fulfills 4 credits, as well as Physical Science and Honors General Education requirements. It meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:05-9:55, and has a lab on Tuesday from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.

For more questions, please email Professor Castaneda at isla@geo.umass.edu.

Image: "USA 10654 Bryce Canyon" by Luca Galuzzi, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5