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GEO 101 GEOLOGY I

GEO 101Geology I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  GEO 101 Geology I

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 096

Co-requisites:  N/A                                                         Concurrent Courses:  N/A

Course Description: A study of physical geology. Lecture topics include minerals, rock types, volcanism, weathering, earthquakes, mass wasting, water and deformation. The laboratory experience includes both lab and field work and serves to enhance the topics covered in lecture.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe and explain the physical composition of the earth and how it varies by geographical and climactic region;
  2. define and describe the different types of rocks, how they are formed, and where they are found in the field; and
  3. critically analyze and assess physical lab samples, field samples and numerical geological data.