“You should take geology because it will fundamentally
transform the way you see the world.”
That's the gist of an article on Slate magazine's site (great name to extol geology, right?) on why taking a geology class is the best elective science class. Title, "Your World, Rocked," is one of a collection of articles on classes you should take. It was written by Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner.
Another great quote - "Geology is a gorgeous way to contemplate the abyss."