Geology (GOL) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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GOL 105 - Physical Geology
Introduces the composition and structure of the earth and modifying agents and processes. Investigates the formation of minerals and rocks, weathering, erosion, earthquakes, and crustal deformation.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
GOL 106 - Historical Geology
Traces the evolution of the earth and life through time. Presents scientific theories of the origin of the earth and life and interprets rock and fossil record.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
GOL 110 - Earth Science
Examines the dynamics of the earth and its relation to the solar system. Applies the principles of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy in a multi- disciplinary science environment. Stresses the effects of geologic processes on the environment.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
GOL 111 - Oceanography I
Examines the dynamics of the oceans and ocean basins. Applies the principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
GOL 112 - Oceanography II
Examines the dynamics of the oceans and ocean basins. Applies the principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
GOL 225 - Environmental Geology
Explores the interaction between man and his physical environment. Stresses geologic hazards and environmental pollution utilizing case histories. Prerequisite GOL 105.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits