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unimak island, Isanotski peaks volcano.jpgThis introductory geology course emphasizes the interaction of human activity with the natural processes of planet earth. Environmental aspects of earth materials, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, streams, groundwater, climate change, resource issues, and pollution are also discussed.

image courtesy of U.S. Wildlife and Fish Services 


 Textbook Information


Hardcopies of this textbook are available for use at the Science tables in the Learning Commons.

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GLY 1030 

Environmental Geology, by Montgomery, 9th edition

Hardcopies of this textbook are available for use at the Science tables in the Learning Commons.​
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Hardcopies of this textbook are available for use at the Science tables in the Learning Commons.

GLY 2010

Essentials of Geology, by Lutgens, Tarbuck, and Tasa, 10th edition

My geoscience place is available with a my geoscience place account.

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GLY 2160


Geology of National Parks, by Harris, Tuttle and Tuttle, 6th edition





The Learning Commons offers handouts to help students understand important concepts in Geology.


 Videos and Activities


The Learning Commons offers videos and activities to help students understand important concepts in Geology.

Practice quizzes  

Practice quizzes​ ​Directions for practice quizzes
Rock quiz ​Soft Chalk Rock Quiz:
Click through flash cards to study rocks and minerals or planets
Use terms from flash cards to complete drag and drop matching activity
Geography quiz ​Soft Chalk Geography Quiz:
Click on Hot Spot quiz
Click on the geographic location indicated
Plate boundary quiz ​Soft Chalk Plate Boundary Quiz:  
Click on Hot Spot Quiz
Click on the geographic location on the map that matches the  type of plate boundary found at that location
Geological Timescale ​Soft Chalk Geological Timescale:  
Click on Labeling activity
Complete the matching activity

 Other Useful Links


These are additional resources that our staff and students have found helpful

Contact Information

For more information contact the Learning Commons by phone (850) 201-8193 or e-mail

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