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GEO 102 GEOLOGY II

GEO 102Geology II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  GEO 102 Geology II

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

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in GEO 101

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

Course Description: A continuation of GEO 101 focusing on historical geology. Lecture topics include groundwater, glaciers, geologic time, fossils, evolution, Earth history and life history. 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 geological history of the earth;
  2. define and describe the different types of fossils, how they are formed, and where they are found in relation to the history of the earth; and
  3. critically analyze and assess lab samples and geological data and relate these to the geological history of the earth.