Geology (GOL) at Lord Fairfax Community College


         
 
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GOL 105 - Physical Geology
Introduces the science of physical geology through a comprehensive systems-based examination of Earth's structure, composition, rocks and minerals, landforms, geomorphology, and agents responsible for shaping and modifying its environments. Explores the origin and evolution of Earth's topographic and bathymetric features, geologic phenomena, and geologic hazards, resulting from plate tectonics.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
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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 106 Detailed Outline
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 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