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Geology

ESC 1000   EARTH SCIENCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028). Earth Science is designed to acquaint the student with the integrating principles and theories of the Earth Sciences and with the practice of the scientific method. The student is afforded the opportunity to be exposed to useful knowledge in selected areas of Earth Science. 47 contact hours.

ESC 1000L   EARTH SCIENCE LAB

credits: 1  
Pre- or corequisite: ESC 1000. This course is a laboratory experience to accompany Earth Science for students who are non-science majors. The laboratory exercises will emphasize the study of applications to the principles of earth science. (This course may not be taken for credit subsequent to receiving a grade of “C” or better in any lab course with a GLY prefix.) 45 contact hours.

GLY 2010   PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028.) This course emphasizes a study of minerals and rocks and their formation, geological processes, land forms and their interpretation, and the application of geological knowledge to human affairs. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

GLY 2010L   PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LAB

credits: 1  
Corequisite: GLY 2010. This is a laboratory experience to accompany Physical Geology.  The laboratory exercises emphasize a study of applications to the principles of physical geology. 45 contact hours.

GLY 2100   HISTORY OF THE EARTH AND LIFE

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025, REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) This course is a study of the geologic history of the earth, including concepts of the origin of the continents and the ocean basins, plate tectonics, the major physical events as recorded in the rocks of the continents and the evolutionary changes and processes in animals and plants through time. 47 contact hours.

GLY 2160   GEOLOGY OF OUR NATION'S PARKS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or satisfactory scores on the SPC placement test. This course will introduce the student to representative U.S. Parks by using fundamental geologic processes as a framework. Topics covered will include rocks and minerals, erosional processes, geologic time, plate tectonics and the relationship between these geologic processes and the establishment of parks and monuments. An ancillary course objective is to make travel and scenery more interesting and enjoyable through understanding of how the earth’s features have been developed through time. Topic 2 for International Study Abroad. Topic 2 may be repeated 2 times, 2 different locations, for a total of 6 credits. 47 contact hours.

GLY 2160 / TOPIC #2: GEOLOGY OF TROPICAL PRESERVES

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or satisfactory scores on the SPC placement test and interview/acceptance by International Programs office. This course will introduce the student to representative International Parks and tropical preserves by using fundamental geologic processes as a framework. Topics covered will include rocks and minerals, erosional processes, geologic time, plate tectonics and the relationship between these geologic processes and the establishment of parks and monuments. This course is a field taught course. The students will be required to travel to the chosen international location. May be repeated up to 6 credits at different international locations. 47 contact hours.


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