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Course Number: GEOL 1
Introduction to Physical Geology
Units: 4
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)
Two one-day field trips required.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of materials and structures comprising the outer portion of the earth, and geologic processes responsible for sculpturing the earth: Plate tectonics and mountain building; formation of minerals and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; deformation of rocks by folding and faulting; and erosion of the land surface.  1914.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B1, B3; IGETC area 5A, (L4)

 

Course Number: GEOL 12
Environmental Geology
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the geologic aspects of environmental science: Natural hazards, human effects on geologic processes, energy and mineral resources, and global environmental change.  1914.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B1; IGETC area 5A

 

Course Number: GEOL 21
Bay Area Field Studies
Units: 1-2
Class: 3 hours lecture weekly for one week, and either 24 term lecture hours in the field (3 day trips for 1 unit), or 48 term lecture hours in the field (6 day trips for 2 units) to selected sites in the greater Bay Area (GR or P/NP)
Attendance in on-campus classroom lecture required in order to participate in field lectures.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: In-the-field introduction to the richness of the geologic environment: Emphasis on the basic geologic processes that shape the earth’s surface.  1914.00

 

Course Number: GEOL 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Geology
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1914.00

 

Course Number: GEOL 49
Independent Study in Geology
Units: .5-5
Class: (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study. 1914.00

 

Course Number: GEOL 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Geology
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description:See section on Selected Topics. 1914.00