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Geology

Course Descriptions

GEOL& 101: Introduction to Physical Geology

Credits: 5.0

An introduction to physical geology including the origin, composition and structure of the earth and the processes that generate landscapes (was GEOL 100).Prerequisite(s): Placement in both MATH 090 and ENGL& 101 (was ENGL 105).

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of general scientific principles, with an emphasis on geologic scientific principles. [REASON]
  2. Clearly communicate the fundamental knowledge particular to geology with their peers using the appropriate vocabulary. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Apply the concepts and information in geology to problems that affect their lives, in particular, and our society, in general. [REASON]
  4. Demonstrate the use of mathematics appropriate to geology and perform calculations appropriate to the task. [REASON]
  5. Make reliable measurements and perform analysis appropriate for geology. [REASON]

GEOL 103: History of Earth

Credits: 5.0

Surveys the geologic history of the earth, including the history of life on earth. Students learn to interpret rock and fossil evidence.Prerequisite(s): Placement into both MATH 090 and ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of general scientific principles, with an emphasis on historical geologic scientific principles. [REASON]
  2. Clearly communicate the fundamental knowledge particular to historical geology with their peers using the appropriate vocabulary. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Apply the concepts and information in historical geology to problems that affect their lives, in particular, and our society, in general. [REASON]
  4. Demonstrate the use of mathematics appropriate to historical geology and perform calculations appropriate to the task. [REASON]
  5. Make reliable measurements and perform analysis appropriate for historical geology. [REASON]