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Dedicated to the teaching of Earth Sciences

GEOLOGY RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS,
TEACHERS, AND RESEARCHERS

Prof. Sean Tvelia Suffolk County Community College


Introduction to Physical Geology

ESC101 section 29652

This course is dedicated to the study of planet Earth, its origin, structure, composition and the forces which shape its surface. Plate tectonics provides framework for understanding processes of volcanism, mountain building and earthquakes. External forces such as glaciers, streams and ocean waves are examined in order to interpret the landscape. Laboratories include studies of minerals, rocks, maps, photographs and other materials used by geologists to study the earth. Some field work required. (3 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. laboratory.) Offered on: A-E-G / 4 cr. hrs.

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