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

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GEL 1520 - Garden of the Gods—Front Range Geology

Credits: 2 (2 + 0)

Prerequisite(s): GEL 1010 recommended

Description: This course examines the geology along the Front Range from Boulder to Colorado Springs through rock exposures covering a span of approximately 1.7 billion years. Basic concepts of geology are applied to the formations exposed along the Front Range. These formations are examined with respect to age, rock type, origin, and economic products. 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 1520 and GEL 3520 for credit at the same time.

General Studies: Natural and Physical Sciences

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