This course is an introductory study into the origin and structure of the earth. Emphasis will be placed on North America, dealing with the growth of continents, and mountain building. The course includes a study of evolutionary changes occurring in plant and animal life as documented by fossil remains and the interpretation of geologic forces by means of topographic and geologic maps. Field trips are an integral part of the course.
GENERAL EDUCATION GOALS: The purpose of general education at IVCC is to enhance students’ abilities to think and act responsibly as citizens in a changing world.
The following IVCC general education goals will be addressed in this course:
ØTo apply analytical and problem-solving skills to personal, social and professional issues and situations.
Ø To communicate successfully, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.
Ø To connect learning to life.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to: