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Introduction to Geology

Understanding the Earth Around Us
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Introduction to Geology is a comprehensive, self-paced online coursefor high school students, college students or anyone with an interest in the study of the Earth and its systems. The course is based on the award-winning PBS television series Earth Revealed.

Each lesson in Introduction to Geology stresses understanding of physical geology principles commonly taught in both high school and college-level classes.  The  professionally-produced videos introduce learners to the various and dynamic interacting systems of the Earth and show how they relate to the development of life and help us unlock the secrets of our environments.

The course lessons cover topics commonly taught in introductory geology courses including:

  1. Geologic Time

  2. Plate Tectonics and Mountain Building

  3. Earthquakes and Volcanism

  4. Minerals and Rocks

  5. Ground Water and Running Water

  6. Deserts and Glaciers

  7. Waves, Beaches and Coasts

All 20 video lessons are accompanied by student study guide content as well as key terms and points to look for in the video.  Each lesson also includes a quiz for checking your understanding of the concepts presented.

So whether you are a student currently enrolled in a high school or college geology class, homeschooling, or simply interested in the dynamics of the Earth, this is the course for you. Upon completion, you will have a solid understanding of physical geology as well as a better appreciation of the the world around us.

Geologic Time
Earth's Limited Resources
Earth's Interior
The Sea Floor
Mountain Building and Continents
Earthquakes
Minerals
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Intrusive Igneous Rock
Volcanism
Ground Water
Running Water
Weathering and Soils
Mass Wasting
Deserts
Coastlines
How long do I have access to the course materials?
You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
Can I take my courses with me wherever I go?
Definitely! If you have an internet connection, courses on Udemy are available on any device at any time. If you don't have an internet connection, some instructors also let their students download course lectures. That's up to the instructor though, so make sure you get on their good side!
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