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GEOL 320 - Geology of New England

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: GEOL 101
Corequisite: GEOL 320L

This course will examine the geological history of New England and adjacent areas with an emphasis on the last 500 million years of geologic time. In this context, the tectonic history of New England will be explored in detail. Other important topics include the changing surface environment with a focus on ice ages and climate change. The laboratory will emphasize the use of geologic maps and field trips to areas of geologic significance in southeastern New England. Two hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory weekly. Offered fall semester. (Formerly EASC 320)