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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
GOL 105 Detailed Outline
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 Systems: An Environmental Geology Perspective
Introduces concepts in earth systems including earth materials, plate tectonics, weathering, surface and groundwater, wasting, volcanoes, earthquakes and coastal, as well as pollution and climate change. Explores major topics relating human interaction with the physical environment through case studies. Reinforces applications through laboratory experiments, demonstrations, and field studies.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
GOL 110 Detailed Outline
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 135 - Field Studies in Geology
Investigates geologic phenomena. Includes activities such as observation of regional geology and landforms, collection of samples, and measurement and interpretation of geologic structures.
Field studies 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
GOL 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
GOL 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GOL 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GOL 207 - Mineralogy
Provides details for study of minerals. Focuses on the structure and properties of minerals, their occurrence, and uses.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: GOL 105.
4 credits
GOL 225 - Environmental Geology
Explores the interaction between man and his physical environment. Stresses geologic hazards and environmental pollution utilizing case histories.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: GOL 105.
4 credits
GOL 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits