Sep 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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GEOS 356 - Coastal Processes and Geology


Class Hours: 3
Lab/Discussion: 3
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: GEOS 203 , geoscience majors/minors, and earth and space science education majors/minors, or instructor permission
The study of the origin and evolution of coastal environments from a geological perspective. Emphasis is placed on the quantitative investigation of the dominant processes (waves, tides, and currents) that create and modify these environments, as well as the role of human-induced change. Contemporary issues in coastal geology are explored through primary scientific literature, news media, and laboratory exercises. Includes field trips that may occur on weekends.



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