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GEOL 1202.1(2) – Planet Earth: Atlantic Canada Perspective


Why is the Atlantic Ocean getting wider? Where in Atlantic Canada are there remnants of huge volcanic explosions and lava flows? How did a fault as big as the San Andreas cut through Nova Scotia? This course will provide an understanding of the Earth and the processes which affect it, using examples drawn from the geology of our region. You will study plate tectonics, learn to recognize and interpret Earth materials, and understand their impact on Atlantic Canada. Sections of this course may be offered via world-wide web. This course is intended mainly for non-science students including those in Atlantic Canada Studies.

Prerequisite: None
Essentials of Geology, 3rd Edition 
Stephen Marchak 

We make every effort to have accurate, up-to-date textbook information available on our web site at all times but textbook choices and selections are subject to change without notice.
Delivery Mode: Class study online with weekly deadlines
Credits: 3 credit hours
Faculty: Science
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