GEOL 121 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY (4)

Three hours lecture per week and three hours laboratory per week

This course examines the basic composition of the Earth and the dynamic forces which have altered the Earth's surface through time, including sedimentation, erosion, volcanism, earthquakes, plate tectonics, and mountain-building. Students will understand the immense processes affecting their environment.

GenEd: B1

 

GEOL 122 HISTORICAL GEOLOGY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This course focuses upon the geological history of the Earth and the Solar System from the origin of the cosmos to the present, tracing the evolution of the continents and ocean basins, and the evolution of plants and animals through time. Surveys events in Earth's past of relevance to present environmental issues.

GenEd: B1

 

GEOL 300 FOUNDATIONS OF EARTH SCIENCE (4) [top]

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: PHSC 170

Principles of geology, hydrology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy for the elementary school teacher.

 

GEOL 321 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY (4) [top]

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

Interrelationships between human and natural geologic hazards: tsunami, earthquakes, landslides, subsidence, volcanoes. Explores environmental impact of resource extraction and usage, the importance of understanding the geologic processes and landscape in land use planning, and the means of using geology to minimize conflicts in resource management and disaster preparation.

GenEd: B1