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K-State Today Student Edition

July 7, 2021

Summer 2021 course: Geology of the National Parks

Submitted by Sabreen Gad

Students with an interest in U.S. national parks are invited to enroll in the online summer course, Geology of the National Parks — GEOL 315. This course is offered from Aug. 2-20.

GEOL 315 covers the geological survey of the landforms, geological structures and geological hazards of America's national parks. Each park's geological development through time is explained with special attention placed on how the geologic processes — igneous activity, mountain building and uplift, glaciation, weathering and erosion, wave action and groundwater — shaped and created the exceptional landscapes of the U.S. national parks and the impact of human activities on these unique places that we, as a nation, have chosen to preserve.