Geology 105 - Dynamic Earth

Haiying Gao

TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM

UMass Amherst
Hasbrouck Lab Add room 124
This course is an introduction to Earth Science, focusing on earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and landslides. Our earth is a dynamic planet, incessantly creating ocean basins and mountain ranges, accompanied by earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and landslides. This course is designed to acquaint you with how the Earth functions, how it is changing, how its features shape human society, and how we change the Earth itself. This course provides a comprehensive theory explaining how ocean basins and mountain ranges are formed and why earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and landslides occur. We will consider the hazards that they produce and their impact on humans. (Gen.Ed. PS)

Geography, Geology, Earth Systems, Environmental Science and Natural Resource Conservation majors should enroll in GEOL 105 Section 02. 30 seats in Section 01 are reserved for first-year students.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.