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Geology

Geology is an interdisciplinary science that integrates the principles of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and the social sciences to explore and understand the Earth. Geology asks and answers questions about the Earth, including its origins, composition, structure, and past and present activity and the impact of these factors on society. As a science with pragmatic applications it is also applied to locate resources and assess their abundance, to mitigate geologic hazards, and to provide critical information about Earth’s changing climate and the impact of these changes on our ecosystems. A degree in geology can translate to a number of important and highly valued academic and professional positions, including but not limited to, Earth scientist (e.g. geologist, seismologist, volcanologist, oceanographer, soil scientist, hydrologist, etc.), environmental consultant, environmental lawyer, remediation specialist, climate scientist, and teacher.

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.

Course Number:4037 Time:5:45 p.m.-8:55 p.m. MW Location:DRSCHR 136 Instructor:Hall J M Above section 4037 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 08.

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.

Course Number:1408 Time:8 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:DRSCHR 136 Instructor:Grippo A

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