Geology (GEOL)



100 Physical Geology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Geology 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Physical Geology is the science of the Earth, the materials of which it is composed, and the processes that are acting upon it. Topics include plate tectonics and earth’s internal structure, the formation and classification of minerals and rocks, geologic structures, and geologic processes of the earth’s surface and subsurface. This course is intended for students with a general interest in the geological sciences as well as those majoring in geology, earth science, or geological engineering.
(FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

101 Physical Geology Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Geology 100 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R5 and W5.
This laboratory course is a practical study of mineral and rock identification, landforms, topographic/geologic map interpretation, and geologic structures. This course is intended for students with a general interest in the geological sciences as well as those majoring in geology, earth science, or geological engineering. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

 

104 Earth Science - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a survey of Earth’s major physical systems, including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and Earth’s place in the solar system. Emphasis is placed on a synthesis of pertinent topics in geology, physical geography, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. This course is intended for those with a general interest in the Earth sciences. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

290 Independent Study - Hours by Arrangement, 1-3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R5. Geology 100 and 101, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from instructor for registration. For students who wish to study special problems. This course may be taken four times with different content for a maximum of six units. AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.