Nov 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL& 101 - Introduction to Physical Geology


5 credits

Recommended Preparation
ENGL 095  or placement in ENGL& 101 .

Prerequisites
MATH 097  or placement in MATH 098 .

A study of the Earth, its materials, the development of landforms and the geologic processes involved. Common rocks, minerals, and geologic maps are studied in the laboratory. In the fall, a field trip to Mt. St. Helens to study volcanic processes is planned.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies science or lab requirement area D distribution or specified elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • To develop critical thinking skills and to expose students to the scientific process and the scientific method
  • Help provide students the skills needed to continue learning throughout their lives
  • To introduce the student to the basic concepts of the terrestrial environment. These include its age, composition, structure, and the processes that continually shape the surface of the planet
  • To develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural surroundings
  • Gain experience obtaining and analyzing experimental data




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