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Geology of the National Parks introduces plate tectonics, geologic dating and the formation of earth materials and uses these concepts to study how processes operating at plate boundaries and hotspots have shaped national parklands. It also explores how park landscapes fit into the larger geologic framework of North America and what they tell us about the changing roles of tectonic and surface processes during the continent’s nearly four billion year history.

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Geology of the National Parks (GEOL 1120) is currently offered online using resources posted on this website (syllabus, student scores) and a companion Etudes site (announcements, lessons ("modules"), exercises, quizzes, discussion board and private messaging). Information about accessing materials on Etudes is available on the Online Student Help page.