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Geology

GEOL 1, Physical Geology without Lab 3 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU

C-ID: GEOL 100.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.

4047 6:30p-9:40p MW DRSCHR 136 Hall J M
Above section 4047 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09.

GEOL 4, Physical Geology with Lab 4 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU

C-ID: GEOL 101.IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + LAB) Prerequisite: None.

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

This course presents an introduction to geologic processes that have shaped the Earth. Lecture topics include formation of the Earth, plate tectonics, rocks, minerals, earthquakes, geologic structures, geologic time, coastal processes, and groundwater. Laboratory exercises expand this information by dealing with rock and mineral identification, topographic and geologic map interpretation, and the interpretation aerial photographs. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a good understanding of the processes that form major features on Earth.

1386 8:00a-12:20p MTWTh DRSCHR 136 Grippo A

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