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ERSC181 - Introduction to Geology

Course Details

Course Code: ERSC181 Course ID: 5033 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Geology encompasses the study of our planet, and students in this course will explore: how it formed, the nature of its interior, the materials of which it is composed, landforms, earthquakes and volcanoes, geologic resources, and geologic history. Current events that students learn about in the news, ranging from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, and more will fit into a larger picture of how Earth works and why such things happen.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

CO-1 Recognize the general structure of the Earth and how it was formed, including the origin of elements and mineral structures.

CO-2 Recall how the Earth and living organisms have changed over the last four billion years.

CO-3 State the dynamic processes of rock formation and deformation, volcanism, and earthquakes within the framework of Plate Tectonic Theory.

CO-4 Compare and contrast igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, including formation processes.

CO-5 Recognize the geologic settings and formation processes for common landforms and soil types.

CO-6 Identify the principles and processes related to transport and storage of subsurface and surface water.

CO-7 State the physical and chemical properties of the oceans and atmosphere and how these affect climate.

CO-8 Identify present and future energy resources and associated challenges.

NameGrade %
Forums 16.00 %
Forum 1 2.00 %
Forum 2 2.00 %
Forum 3 2.00 %
Forum 4 2.00 %
Forum 5 2.00 %
Forum 6 2.00 %
Forum 7 2.00 %
Forum 8 2.00 %
Exams 63.00 %
Week 7 Exam (timed and single access) 9.00 %
Week 6 Exam (timed and single access) 9.00 %
Week 5 Exam (timed and single access) 9.00 %
Week 4 Exam (timed and single access) 9.00 %
Week 3 Exam (timed and single access) 9.00 %
Week 2 Exam (timed and single access) 9.00 %
Week 1 Exam (timed and single access) 9.00 %
Final Exam 21.00 %
Week 8 Final Exam (timed and single access) 21.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
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Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.