Geology Courses

GEOL-100 Topics in Geology

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in geology. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

GEOL-120 Physical Geology

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course presents a study of processes and materials of the earth. Minerals, rocks, erosion, volcanos, earthquakes, mountain building, and environmental studies are included.

GEOL-120L Physical Geology Laboratory

1 Unit: 54 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: GEOL-120, may be taken concurrently.

This course provides the laboratory component to the study of physical geology. Geological processes studied in the academic classroom will be applied in the laboratory.

GEOL-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in geology under the direction of an instructor.

GEOL-300 Field Studies

.1-4 Units: 1.8-72 hours of lecture and/or 5.4-216 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG

This course provides the opportunity for students to participate in field experience in various disciplines. In all cases, field classes will be oriented toward direct involvement by the student in some outside activity which should supplement the classroom experience. Petition to repeat for maximum units.