In this course, students are provided an introduction to geological concepts such as the composition and structure of the earth; plate tectonics; geological time scale; geological processes and the landforms they produce. Principles of soil science are investigated including soil formation, taxonomy, biological components, and the chemical and physical properties of soils. Industry experts and field trips further connect in-class student learning to real-world examples of earth science.
Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.