Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

GEOL 105   Megageology
DistributionNatural Sciences & Mathematics
Core AreaNone

A course tracing the history of the Earth from the origin of the solar system to the present. Also considered are the origin and evolution of the Earth's crust and interior; plate tectonics, continental drift and mountain building; absolute age dating; the origin of the hydrosphere and atmosphere; earthquakes and volcanism. The results of recent planetary exploration are incorporated into an examination of the origin of the solar system.