Geology (GEOL)

GEOL 100 C Physical Geology 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This introductory course is a survey of the composition, structure, processes and forces that operate underneath and upon Earth's surface. Topics include plate tectonics, rocks/minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, resources, and environmental concerns. Duplicate credit not granted for GEOL 100HC. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: GEOL 100)

GEOL 100HC Honors Physical Geology 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an enhanced introduction to the concepts and theories of geology. It includes a survey of the composition, structure, processes and forces that operate underneath and upon Earth's surface. Topics include plate tectonics, rocks/minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, resources, and environmental concerns. Field trips may be required not to exceed $25. Duplicate credit not granted for GEOL 100. (UC/CSU, AA GE, IGETC/C-ID: GEOL 100)

GEOL 101 C Physical Geology Laboratory 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, GEOL 100 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 laboratory. This course includes the identification of minerals and rocks; understanding of topographic maps, aerial photographs and other imagery from remote sensing; interpretation of rocks, structures, and geologic processes as revealed on maps, air photos, and satellite imagery and their relationship to plate tectonics. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: GEOL 100 L)

GEOL 103 C Historical Geology 4 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course is an introduction to the scientific method of exploring Earth's history and the life it supports. subjects include geologic dating, plate tectonics, stratigraphy, fossils, biological evolution and Earth's origin and processes. Cost of field trips will not exceed $20.00. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: GEOL 111)

GEOL 105 C Earth Science for Teachers 4 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course is designed for the prospective school teacher. This multidisciplinary course will explore the fields of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Topics include solar system, mineral/rock formation, star/galaxy, atmosphere, volcanoes, and earthquakes. Field trip may be required; cost not to exceed $25.00. (CSU, AA GE, CSU GE)

GEOL 115 C Physical Geology Field Lab 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Earth Science class as approved by instructor.

Corequisite: GEOL 100 C or GEOL 100HC with a grade of C or better. Term hours: 54 laboratory. This course includes field and laboratory study of mineral, rock, and fossil identification; structural and geomorphic features; geologic history; and geologic hazards of selected regions in California, Arizona and Utah. Field trip fees range from $25-$155 depending on trip location. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

GEOL 120 C Geology of California 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the physical and historical geology of the natural provinces of California. This includes mineral deposits, rock types, tectonic structures, fossils and surface features within each province. Natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and mass wasting within California will be explored. Field trip fees not to exceed $20. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: GEOL 200)

GEOL 125 C Natural Disasters 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an introduction to the science of natural disasters. Topics include earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, climate change and mass extinctions. Case studies, monitoring methods and disaster planning will be addressed. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

GEOL 130 C Introduction to Oceanography 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a survey of the composition and structure of the earth's ocean showing the interrelationship between atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. The effects of modern technology, ocean resources, and marine pollution will be explored. Field trips may be required with a fee not to exceed $25. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

GEOL 131 C Intro to Oceanography Lab 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, GEOL 130 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 laboratory. This course includes the identification of earth materials; understanding of bathymetric charts; basic navigation; and methods of oceanographic research. Field trips may be required at no additional cost. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

GEOL 190 C Environmental Geology 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is designed for the non-science major and will integrate the significant principles and concepts of the solid earth, atmosphere, space and hydrosphere and relate them to the environment, with special emphasis on resources, wastes and hazards. The perspective will focus on ways in which earth processes generate the varieties of resources useful in humans in the form of metal, non-metals, energy, water, ocean and soil. Hazards such as liquid, solid and radioactive wastes and their effects on environmental deterioration will be studied. Climate change and effects will be addressed. Natural hazards such as floods, faults, landslides and earthquakes will be examined. The course is not open to students who have completed GEOL 100 C or GEOL 102 C. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: GEOL 130)

GEOL 192 C  Coastal Oceanography Field Studies 1 Unit

Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade option. Term hours: 13.5 lecture and 40.5 laboratory. This course involves lecture and field study of selected oceanographic processes of southern and central California and other areas. Study areas include coastal regions in the counties of San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Fees will be required, not to exceed $50 per student.

GEOL 298 C Geology Seminar 0.5-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term Hours: 9-72 lecture and/or 27-216 laboratory depending on units attempted. This seminar course is designed to enhance and intensify knowledge in a variety of geologic topics. They may include lectures, discussions, and field excursions at the discretion of the instructor. Specific topics for seminars will be listed in the class schedule for a particular semester. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option or Standard Letter Grade. Fees may be required ¿ Payable at Registration (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)