Explore Online Geology Courses

Online geology course is an effective and exciting way to be part of a educated and learning community. Online education allows students a huge variety of courses which are not available in the area where the student is, with a convenient timetable which fits into real life and working routine, and a dynamic, productive interaction with other students and the professor that promotes learning. Usually online students are older and more motivated than typical full-time students.

online geology courses

Online geology course usually tend to be a combined lab and lecture course which covers a basic introduction to geology. Various courses provide students with an introduction to the perspective of the Earth's place in the solar system, the Earth System approach, and geologic time.

Traditionally covered topics include:

  • Metric system
  • Mineralogy
  • Topographic maps
  • Rocks
  • Volcanism
  • Weathering
  • Oceanography
  • Geologic maps and crustal deformation
  • Earth's interior
  • Earthquakes
  • Plate tectonics
  • Water

and an overview of geology of the country where courses is physically located.

The purpose of online geology courses, as of other online course, is to explore already identified instructional quality enhancements or indicators for classroom-based courses. Another purpose is to evaluate improvements in usefulness, effectiveness, assessment, competency, communication, achievement resulting from the placement of quality indicators in the online course.

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After completing an online geology course student may choose more specified part of geology science:

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