Class Descriptions

GEL-111: Geology

This course introduces basic landforms and geological processes. Topics include rocks, minerals, volcanoes, fluvial processes, geological history, plate tectonics, glaciers, and coastal dynamics. Upon completion, students should be able to describe basic geological processes that shape the earth.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030 DMA-040(S23170) DMA-050(S23171) ENG-111(S24022); Option: Take DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030 DMA-040(S23170) DMA-050(S23171) DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

GEL-113: Historical Geology

This course covers the geological history of the earth and its life forms. Emphasis is placed on the study of rock strata, fossil groups, and geological time. Upon completion, students should be able to identify major fossil groups and associated rock strata and approximate ages of geological formations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take GEL-111(S12347) or GEL-120; Take previously. Required.Take GEL-111(S12347) or GEL-120; Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

GEL-120: Physical Geology

This course provides a study of the structure and composition of the earth's crust. Emphasis is placed on weathering, erosional and depositional processes, mountain building forces, rocks and minerals, and structural changes. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the structure, composition, and formation of the earth's crust.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ENG-090 MAT-070 RED-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673) MAT-070; Option: Take DMA-040(S23170) ENG-090 RED-090; Option: Take DMA-040(S23170) ENG-111(S13673); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

GEL-230: Environmental Geology

This course provides insights into geologic forces that cause environmental changes influencing man's activities. Emphasis is placed on natural hazards and disasters caused by geologic forces. Upon completion, students should be able to relate major hazards and disasters to the geologic forces responsible for their occurrence.

Course Prerequisites:
Take GEL-111(S12347) GEL-120 or PHS-130; Take previously. Required.Take GEL-111(S12347) GEL-120 or PHS-130; Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0