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Geology (GEOL)

Students must complete 60% of the laboratories in a course to receive credit. Courses in this area may require additional hours outside of the scheduled class times.

GEOL 1101 Introduction to Earth Science (A, SP, SU)

4 credits

This course serves as an introduction to the processes working on our planet. Topics include internal and surficial processes, the water cycle, and energy resources. Related laboratory and demonstrations.

Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100 or higher
Lab fee: $22.00

GEOL 1105 Geology and the National Parks (A, SP, SU)

3 credits

This course examines the geologic processes, materials, and history revealed in the geologic settings of the National Parks.

Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100 or higher
Lab fee: $1.00

GEOL 1121 Physical Geology (A, SP, SU)

4 credits

This course offers a detailed understanding of the processes and the materials that shape the Earth. Topics include the origin of minerals and rocks, development of landforms and structural features, and environmental changes associated with these processes. Related laboratory and demonstrations.

Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100 or higher and MATH 1030 or MATH 1050 or higher
Lab fee: $21.00

GEOL 1122 Historical Geology (A, SP, SU)

4 credits

This course covers the history of the Earth and its inhabitants throughout geologic time. Topics include important historical figures, the concepts they proposed, and the evolution of life through time. Related laboratory and demonstrations.

Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: GEOL 1121
Lab fee: $27.00

GEOL 1151 Natural Disasters (A, SP, SU)

3 credits

This course covers the occurrence and causes of earthquakes, volcanoes, and related hazards, and their impact on climate, society, and history.

Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100 or higher
Lab fee: $1.00

GEOL 2293 Independent Study in Geology (On Demand)

1-3 credits

This course is an individual, student-structured course that examines a selected topic in geology through intensive reading or research. The independent study elective permits a student to pursue his/her interests within the context of a faculty-guided program.

Lecture: 0 or 1 to 3 hours - Lab: 0 or 2 to 9 hours
Instructor permission required
Lab fee: $1.00

GEOL 2294 Special Topics: Geology (Demand)

1-3 credits

This course provides an opportunity to explore selected topics of interest in geology.

Lecture: 1 to 3 hours - Lab: 0 to 4 hours
Instructor permission required
Lab fee: $1.00

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