Introduction to Geology: An Overview of Planet Earth

Code: OLRN1119

Course description

Geology is the most exciting and hands-on of the sciences. It is the study of a dynamic Earth that is changing on a daily basis due to tectonic activity, volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, meteorite strikes, tsunami and more. This course is an ‘Introduction to Geology’ and it outlines the formation of the Earth—in context of the formation of the Universe and Solar System. It examines the history of the Earth and of the Moon and its formation. This is followed by an examination of the properties of the Earth, its dynamic activities, its rocks and minerals and fossils and the uses of rocks and minerals. The course closes with an examination of the careers that are associated with Geology.

Course details

Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.