Geology | GEOL
P Prerequisite | C Co-requisite | R Recommended
I Fall Semester | II Spring Semester | S Summer Session/s
- GEOL-G 111 Physical Geology (3 cr.) P: C or higher in MATH-A 100. Basic concepts of geology. Geological time, formation of rocks; erosion and landscape evolution. Interpretation of earth history from geological data. Saturday field trips. I May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
- GEOL-G 112 Historical Geology (3 cr.) P: C or higher in MATH-A 100. Principles of interpreting earth history from geological data. Geologic time, biological evolution, plate tectonics, and ancient environments. Two lectures and one laboratory per week. II
- GEOL-G 190 The Evolving Earth (3 cr.) Processes that have produced the Earth and are continuing to change it. Topics include origin and evolution of life, dynamic forces within the Earth (earthquakes and volcanism), geological sources of energy, and the effect of humans on the geologic environment. Occasional field trips.
- GEOL-G 210 Oceonography (3 cr.) P: MATH-M 115 or equivalent. An introduction to the study of oceans and marine processes and the atmosphere. Emphasis on the morphology of the ocean floor, life in the ocean, oceanic circulation, sea-floor spreading, global climate, and solar-terrestrial relations. II (odd years)
- GEOL-G 219 Meteology (3 cr.) P: MATH-M 115 or equivalent. Basic concepts of atmospheric dynamics and meteorology, with emphasis on developing an understanding of weather, climate, and forecasting. II (even years)
- GEOL-G 451 Principles of Hydrogeology (2-4 cr.) P: C106, M216, or consent of instructor. Physical and chemical properties of water; chemical equilibria and stable isotopes in groundwaters; acid drainage, landfills, and agricultural pollution; Darcy's Law, fluid potential, unsaturated flow; fluid and aquifer properties affecting groundwater flow; fluid mass-balance equation and its application; contaminant transport.
- GEOL-N 190 The Natural World (3 cr.) Introduces students to the methods and logic of science, and helps them understand the importance of science to the development of civilization and the contemporary world. Provides a context within which to evaluate the important scientific and technological issues of modern society. Interdisciplinary elements. I, II, S
- GEOL-N 390 The Natural World (3 cr.) P: Level 4 on the Math Placement Exam, or equivalent, and any GEOL course, or permission from instructor. Explores an important scientific or technological issue in modern society. Applies scientific methods and interdisciplinary perspectives in an examination of the subject. Investigates the broader implications and ethical dimensions of scientific research and technological advancement. I
- GEOL-T 106 Earth and Space Science for Elementary Teachers (4 cr.) P: MATH-T 101 and PHYS-T 105 or CHEM-T 105. Open only to elementary education majors. Principles of earth and space science. Laboratory, demonstration, and exploration enrich the course material and develop the expertise needed for success in the elementary school classroom. I, II