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12.001 Introduction to Geology

Prereq: None
U (Fall)
12 Units. REST

Major minerals and rock types, rock-forming processes, and time scales. Temperatures, pressures, compositions, structure of the Earth, and measurement techniques. Geologic structures and relationships observable in the field. Sediment movement and landform development by moving water, wind, and ice. Crustal processes and planetary evolution in terms of global plate tectonics with an emphasis on ductile and brittle processes. Includes laboratory exercises on minerals, rocks, mapping, plate tectonics, rheology, glaciers. Two one-day field trips (optional).

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Archaeology and Materials (Course 3-C)

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...3.012 and 12.001 in the Departmental Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can...

Aerospace Engineering (Course 16)

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...041B , 16.001 , and 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units...

Mechanical and Ocean Engineering (Course 2-OE)

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...by 2.001 and 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units...

Mechanical Engineering (Course 2)

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...by 2.001 and 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units...

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (Course 12)

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General Institute Requirements (GIRs) The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below. Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects Science Requirement 6 Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8 Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 12.001 , 12.002 , or 12.003 , and 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by a laboratory/field subject in the Departmental Program] 1 Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17 Physical Education Requirement Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points. Departmental Program Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.