Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

GEO 230 Planetary Geology(RLA)

(Also AST 230). 4 hours; 3 credits. The study of the geology of the celestial bodies such as the planets and their moons, asteroids, comets, and meteorites. Specific topics covered are: determining the internal structure of the terrestrial planets, planetary volcanism, impact craters, fluvial and Aeolian processes, structures of the giant planets and their moons, make-up of the minor bodies of the solar system, such as asteroids, the Kuiper Belt, and comets, and Exoplanets (The nature of planets found beyond our Solar System). A Term paper, Field trips and/or day and evening astronomical observation sessions will be required. Prerequisite: (GEO 115 and GEO 116) or (GEO 100 and GEO 101) and MTH 123.



Cross Listed Courses

AST 230