Alpenglow on Mount Corcoran, Sequoia National Park, CA

GEOL 1120 - Geology of the National Parks

Online Course Information

Fall 2017 (Section #7393)


Geology of the National Parks introduces plate tectonics, geologic dating and the formation of earth materials and uses these concepts to study how processes operating at plate boundaries and hotspots have shaped national parklands. It also explores how park landscapes fit into the larger geologic framework of North America and what they tell us about the changing roles of tectonic and surface processes during the continent’s nearly four billion year history. (AA,CSU,UC) Prerequisite: ENGL 1001 and either MATH 0850 or qualification through assessment or MATH 0851 or qualification through assessment.


If you have questions about this class, please email the instructor, Bill Hirt.


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