Dec 12, 2019  
2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog

ERS 101 - Introduction to Geology


A study of earth materials and processes, including their impact on humans.  Topics include mineralogy, formation of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, geologic time, weathering and soil formation, glaciation, deserts and desertification, coastlines, earthquakes and seismology, and evolution of mountain belts and plate tectonics.  Laboratory work includes the study of rocks, minerals, topographic maps and aerial photographs in preparation for a one-day weekend field trip to Acadia National Park.  

General Education Requirements:  Lab in the Basic or Applied Sciences

Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credits: 4