Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

PHS-170 Physical Geology (3)

Presents basic concepts in geology, i.e. earth materials and processes, historical geology and geological resources. Constructive and destructive forces involved in shaping the planet are discussed. Plate tectonics and sea-floor spreading serve as a unifying factor for the course. Credits: 3, Hours: (3/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Either Physical Geology (PHS-170) or Environmental Geology (PHS-175) will satisfy three hours of science core requirements. However, both cannot be counted toward meeting core. If both courses are taken, the second will count as an elective.