The course gives the basics, evolution and development of geology as a science and its relation to other sciences. The course focuses on the earth crust components from minerals and rock types. The course also explains the planet tectonic theory and underground movements (rapid and slow movements) represented by earthquakes, volcanoes, folds and faults. The course also deals with the general hydrologic cycle, ocean and seas’ initiation, the initiation of springs, surface and ground water. The course also provides basics on paleo-geology through a quick look on the geologic fossils and remains formulation. Finally the course givers general exploration of the geology of Palestine, geologic maps and geological cross-sections. The course includes a geologic field trip.

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