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Geology

Science, Math and Engineering Division

GEOL-01 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY (CAN GEOL 2)
(CSU breadth area B1/B3) 4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This is a beginning course in geology stressing the beneficial and destructive forces of nature and their causes. The course includes a study of the development of landscapes, origin of minerals and rocks, geologic work of ground water, the phenomena of earthquakes, volcanism, metamorphism, and other fundamental concepts of geology. Lab work includes the identification and study of rocks and minerals, study of topographic and geologic maps and aerial photographs, and an introduction to cross-section and profiles of topographic maps. (2/01)

GEOL-02 HISTORICAL GEOLOGY
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: GEOL-01. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course covers the geological history of the earth and the development of plant and animal life as traced through rock and fossil records. The correlation between geologic changes through time and the formation of economic mineral deposits is emphasized throughout the course. (2/02)


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