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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. Prerequisite(s): Placement in both MATH 090 and ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

  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

  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]