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Geology

GEOL 1, Introduction to Physical Geology – Non-Lab    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, non-lab) • Prerequisite: None.

Maximum credit allowed for Geology 1 and 4 is one course (4 units).

This course illustrates the many geologic processes that have shaped our planet. Lecture topics include rocks, minerals, landslides, streams, ground water, glaciers, oceans, earthquakes, and plate tectonics. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a greater awareness and understanding of their constantly changing environment.

1397   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 254   Grippo A

4041   6:30p-9:40p TTh   DRSCHR 205   Kremenetski K V

Above section 4041 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

GEOL 4, Physical Geology with Lab    4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: None.

This course presents, in a lecture and laboratory setting, the exciting geologic processes that have shaped the earth. Lecture topics are the same as those covered in Geology 1. Laboratory exercises expand this information by dealing with rock and mineral identification, topographic and geologic map interpretation, and aerial photos. Completion of this course provides the student with a good understanding and awareness of the planet Earth. *Maximum credit allowed for Geology 1 and 4 is one course (four units).

1398   8:00a-12:20p MTWTh   DRSCHR 136   Thompson C K

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