Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
GEO 110 Field and Environmental Geology of Hawaii
45 lecture hours (minimum); 30 laboratory and field application hours (minimum)
A total of 75 hours.
4 credits – 3 credits lecture and 1 credit laboratory
A supervised geologic study of the island of Hawaii, stressing the field and environmental geology of active volcanoes within a framework of plate tectonics and hot-spot geology. Fundamental igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic processes will be emphasized. Students will be introduced to geologic mapping techniques, including the use of aerial photographs, topographic maps, and the Brunton compass in the construction of geologic maps and cross-sections. (Scientific Analysis)
Prerequisite: GEO 100 or equivalent course with the approval of the instructor.
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