This course focuses on geological principles and their relationships to engineering properties and behavior of soil and rock materials. Topics include formation of minerals, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, plate tectonics, structural geology, rock mechanics, landforms and geological hazards. Labs focus on mineral and rock identification, map skills, and rock mechanics.
College/Department: College of Engineering Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGR 220 [Min Grade: D] or GEO 101 [Min Grade: D]
In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.
For additional information, and an up-to-date list of the writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Drexel University Writing Center page