See the planet Earth with new eyes! Geology provides those interested in the environmental sciences with the opportunity to examine the physical environment through landform simulations, mineral thin-sections, chemical testing, aerial photographs and an extensive library of maps, slides, and videos. Our Internet access brings nearly real time data on earthquakes, natural disasters, and other phenomena. Grades are based on oral and written classwork, staying current in the geo-science news, laboratory work, and a term project of the students' choosing where a specific topic in geology is explored in depth using our college-level research facility. Students may use this course for Intel Research. This course is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.