Aug 14, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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△ GEOS 375 - Planetary Geology


(4 credits)

The study of solar system objects from the point of view of a geologist. Current understanding of geology on Earth is used to interpret the many other terrestrial bodies in our solar system. Examination of geologic processes throughout our solar system is used to more deeply understand the Earth’s evolution and geology. Topics covered include fundamentals of solar system objects, planetary formation and evolution, primary geologic processes throughout the solar system, remote sensing of planetary surfaces, and instrumentation and mission design methods used for solar system exploration. One day field trip required. Prerequisite: GEOS 235 - Earth and Life Through Time  or instructor permission. Grade only. Offered alternate years.


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