GEOL 102 - Geomorphology
Geology 102 addresses surface and near-surface geological processes and deposits, and their implications for land use and present, past, and future landscape development. Students are introduced to a wide range of introductory geomorphology topics such as weathering, glacial and fluvial processes and landforms, mass wasting, and tectonic controls on landforms. Topical issues in geomorphology in the Yukon and northern Canada are discussed in detail, including (1) the impact of climate change on periglacial environments and human infrastructure, and (2) the relationship between glaciofluvial systems and the placer mining industry. Laboratory instruction includes soil classification, surficial deposit identification, map and air photo literacy, and hydrological monitoring.