Sep 19, 2020  
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

EPS 1101 - Introduction to Geology

3 credit hour(s)

Prerequisite: IRW 0980  or appropriate placement score .
Recommended: EPS 1192 .*

In this physical geology course, students will learn about the materials (rocks and minerals) that make up Earth and the processes that drive and shape our planet: how mountains are formed, how volcanoes erupt, and how water, wind, and ice can shape the landscape. This course will explore the Earth’s 4.6 billion year history. EPS 1101 serves as an introduction to the geological sciences and is a prerequisite for advanced study in geology.

* It is recommended that students take EPS 1192   concurrently with the lecture. The lab experience serves to enhance the student’s understanding of the concepts discussed in the lecture. 


  • Students not meeting the IRW 0980  prerequisite may elect to take CSE 1101  as a Pre- or Corequisite to this course.