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    Dec 22, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Geology tells about the science of the Earth and informs people on how to make the world a better place to live in.

    Course highlights:

    Geology taught me mainly about plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes and minerals. Plate tectonics are the movement of the earth's crust. Crust movement includes divergent, convergent, and transform boundaries. Understanding how plate boundaries work led to the knowledge on how mountains and subduction zones are made. I also learned that there is two types of crust, continental and oceanic. I learned about earthquakes and the types of waves they distribute into the earth. There are Primary, Secondary and a few other types of seismic waves that occur during an earthquake, not just one big "shake". As far as volcanoes, I learned that there are several types of volcanoes and I learned how each one of them forms. There are shield volcanoes, cinder cone volcanoes, etc. and I learned about magma differentiation. Minerals was my favorite part of the course. I learned about the names of many different types of minerals, chemicals bonds within minerals, and I discovered that ice is actually a mineral. So interesting!

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be ready for a lot of information! Topics will change frequently because there is so much to learn about. The course gives a well-rounded idea about all Geological topics.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dr. Carrick
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Dec 10, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this course to anyone looking to expand their knowledge about earth's geological structures.

    Course highlights:

    Taking this class came with the opportunity to be enrolled in a Pearson's lab; I would highly recommend this lab, it's filled with videos, pictures, smart figures, graphs, and interactive classwork that helps you understand how earth's geological structures are important to our everyday lives.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Start classwork at the beginning of the week each week, don't wait till the last day.

    • Fall 2016
    • adriana perez
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments

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