Geology (AST1)

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This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in Geology. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible. Additional courses are needed to satisfy graduation requirements for the Associate in Science or the Associate in Arts degree.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
Subtotal5
Quantitative Skills
MATH&151CALCULUS I5
MATH&152CALCULUS II5
Subtotal10
Health & Physical Education
Select one from the following:3
FITNESS-WELLNESS (3 credits/units)
HLTH Health Course (two credits/units) and PE Activity Course (one credit/unit)
Subtotal3
Humanities & Social Sciences
CMST&220PUBLIC SPEAKING5
Select 10 credits/units from the following:10
Subtotal15
Chemistry Sequence
CHEM&141GENERAL CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM&142GENERAL CHEMISTRY II4
CHEM&143GENERAL CHEMISTRY III4
CHEM&151GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I1
CHEM&152GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II1
CHEM&153GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III2
Additional Science Sequence Requirements
PHYS&241
PHYS&231
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
and ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB I
5
PHYS&242
PHYS&232
ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
and ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB II
5
PHYS&243
PHYS&233
ENGINEERING PHYSICS III
and ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB III
5
Pre-Major Program Requirements
GEOL&101INTRO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY5
GEOL 102INTRO TO GEOL II: EARTH'S SURFACE PROCESSES5
GEOL 218FIELD STUDIES IN GEOLOGY1-6
MATH&153CALCULUS III5
ENGL&102ENGLISH COMPOSITION II5
Total Credits/Units90

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills. (GE)