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                                             GEOLOGY
Effective Term - Summer 1997 [1997*02]
GEL 111             Introductory Geology                                                           3        2        4
Prerequisites       None
Corequisites:       None

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. This course has been approved to satisfy the
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.


Effective Term – Spring 2003 [2003*01] – CRC 04/17/02
GEL 113              Historical Geology                                                            3        2        4
Prerequisites:       GEL 111 or GEL 120
Corequisites:        None

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. This course has been approved to satisfy
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.


Effective Term - Summer 1997 [1997*02]
GEL 113             Historical Geology                                                             3        2        4
Prerequisites:      GEL 111
Corequisites:       None

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. This course has been approved to satisfy
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.


Effective Term - Summer 1997 [1997*02]
GEL 120             Physical Geology                                                               3        2        4
Prerequisites       None
Corequisites:       None

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. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.




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Effective Term - Fall 2006 [2006*03] - CRC 09/28/05
GEL 220               Marine Geology                                                                3        2         4
Prerequisites:        GEL 111 or GEL 120
Corequisites:         None

This course presents a detailed examination of coastal and sea floor geology. Emphasis is placed on coastal and sea
floor landforms and processes that shape these features. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the
origin and evolution of both coastal and sea floor landforms. This course has been approved to satisfy the
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.


Effective Term - Summer 1997 [1997*02]
GEL 220             Marine Geology                                                                  3        2         4
Prerequisites:      GEL 120
Corequisites:       None

This course presents a detailed examination of coastal and sea floor geology. Emphasis is placed on coastal and sea
floor landforms and processes that shape these features. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the
origin and evolution of both coastal and sea floor landforms. This course has been approved to satisfy the
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.


Effective Term – Spring 2003 [2003*01] – CRC 04/17/02
GEL 230              Environmental Geology                                                          3        2         4
Prerequisites:       GEL 111, GEL 120 or PHS 130
Corequisites:        None

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. This course has
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural
sciences/mathematics.


Effective Term - Summer 1997 [1997*02]
GEL 230             Environmental Geology                                                           3        2         4
Prerequisites:      GEL 120 or PHS 130
Corequisites:       None

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. This course has
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural
sciences/mathematics.




See the SEL and SEM prefixes for generic Selected Topics and Seminar course descriptions.




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