Geology (GEOL)

INTRO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
GEOL&101 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

A dynamic earth, geologic time, origin and identification of minerals and rocks. Volcanoes, earthquakes and the structure of earth in light of plate tectonic theory. One day field trip required. [NS, SE]

INTRO TO GEOL II: EARTH'S SURFACE PROCESSES
GEOL 102 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Plate tectonics and the origin of ocean basins and continents. Mass wasting, glaciation, streams, groundwater, deserts, shorelines and deep sea sediments. One day field trip required. [NS, SE]

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
GEOL 199 3 Credits/Units

99 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. [GE]

FIELD STUDIES IN GEOLOGY
GEOL 218 6 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 88 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Minimum of 10 credits in geology or consent of Instructional Unit.

Field trip program to study the geologic evolution of an area. Emphasis on interpretation of rocks and their structure. Duration, scope and field trip localities will vary. Food and personal gear provided by student. Maxi-vans provided for travel. Day hikes may be required. [NS, SE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
GEOL 290 5 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. [GE]