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Course description

Geology of the National Parks explores how geologic processes operating at plate boundaries and hotspots have shaped national park lands and forged the North American continent. Geologic dating and tectonic reconstructions are also used to learn about the changing roles that tectonic and surface processes have played throughout North America's geologic history.

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Course format

Geology of the National Parks (GEOL 1120) is currently offered online using resources posted on this website (syllabus, class scores) and a companion Etudes site (announcements, syllabus, lessons ("modules"), exercises, quizzes, gradebook, discussion board and private messaging). Information about accessing materials on Etudes is available on the Etudes Student Help page.