Geology of the Planets

Geology of the Planets
Origins and distinctive histories of the planets in our solar system as revealed by study of their surface features.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 NoteFor nonscience and science majors.
 ProgramsContaining GEOL 109
Course Outcomes

Scientific Method

Learn to piece together new information, draw inferences, reexamine older geological theories based only on our terrestrial experience, and formulate new theories about the way planets behave and how they originated. Finally, you may be able to propose novel ways to test these new ideas.

History of the Solar System

Be able to reconstruct the histories of the planets, their moons, and other bodies.

Geology Fundamentals

Understand the fundamental principles of geology by studying the development of the planets
in the solar system.

Life on Earth

Gain a greater appreciation of how our own planet functions and why it is uniquely suited for life.