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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEL 1510 - Geology of Red Rocks Park and Vicinity

Credits: 1 (1 + 0)

Prerequisite(s): GEL 1010 recommended

Description: This course examines the geology of Red Rocks Park and vicinity, including rocks formed over a period of approximately 1.7 billion years. Along with basic concepts of geology, the formations exposed along the Front Range, including their ages, rock types, origins, and economic products, are examined within a concept of geologic history.  The geologic history includes Colorado’s famous “disappearing” mountain range (the Ancestral Rocky Mountains), evidence of ancient oceans and deserts, dinosaur bones and tracks and the uplift of the modern-day Rocky Mountains.

Note: Students may not receive credit for both GEL 1510 and GEL 1520. Students cannot enroll in both GEL 1510 and GEL 3510 for credit at the same time.

General Studies: Natural and Physical Sciences

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