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Indiana Geology will introduce you to fundamental geologic concepts while covering the geology of the state of Indiana. In this course you will undertake an  in-depth investigation of Indiana's geology, including minerals and rocks, geologic time, mineral resources, fossils, topography, soil, water resources, and special geologic features such as the Falls of the Ohio River and Indiana Dunes.

Class Management

Course Materials

Your readings for this course will be given to you within CanvasModules; you will not need to purchase any textbook. Previous offerings of this course required a textbook and a video access code – you do NOT need either of these for this course.

If you are interested in learning more about Indiana’s geology, we recommend (not required) “Roadside Geology of Indiana” by Camp and Richardson, and “The Natural Heritage of Indiana” by Marion Jackson; both of these can be found on Amazon.com.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

Succeeding in an online course

An online course provides a convenient way to take a course on your own time, however, online classes are not easier (nor more difficult) than campus courses. To ensure success in this course, you must be able to do the following:

If you have any questions about this course, please contact Jennifer Nelson, Lecturer of Earth Sciences.