Student Learning Outcomes
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By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Identify common igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks found along the Pacific Coast of the Olympic Peninsula.
- Explain the theory of plate tectonics and identify the three types of plate boundaries and the geological features that characterize each.
- Understand and explain the geological processes and history that formed the Pacific coastal region of the Olympic Peninsula.
- Understand and explain the geology, including the plate tectonic setting and seismic risks, of some of your favorite Pacific Coast beaches.