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)

Open to students majoring in Geography, Geology, Earth Systems, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Conservation, or are in the CNS Exploratory Track. Restricted to the following majors: Earth Systems, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology and Natural Resources Conservation, or students in the CNS Exploratory Track.

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