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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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GEOL 104 - Exploring the Planets

4 Credit Hours
Spacecraft investigation of the geology and geological processes operating on and within planetary bodies, as well as satellites, asteroids, and comets. Topics include planetary formation processes, composition of the planets and their atmospheres, formation of moons and other small bodies, geologic processes (tectonics, volcanism, water- and wind-driven processes, climate evolution, impact cratering) that affect planetary surfaces, and the spacecraft missions that have provided data for geologic interpretation.

Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS)
Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and one 2-hour lab.



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