GEOL 1121 Introductory Geology I
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites GEOL 1121L
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Formation and internal structure of the Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanism, minerals and rocks. Includes a laboratory component.

GEOL 1121L Introductory Geology Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites GEOL 1121
Description

This is a laboratory to accompany GEOL 1121.

GEOL 1122 Introductory Geology II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GEOL 1121/GEOL 1121L or GEOL 1121K with a C or higher
Corequisites GEOL 1122L
Description

This course is the study of the history of earth and life through time. It provides an overview of evolution, fossils, dinosaurs, geologic time, radiometric dating, origin of the earth, environments, and the geologic history of North America. A field trip is optional.

GEOL 1122L Introductory Geology II Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites GEOL 1122
Description

This is a laboratory to accompany GEOL 1122.

GEOL 2001 Geologic Resources and the Environment
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Three lecture hours a week. The origin, distribution, and consequences of consuming the Earth’s resources (metallic, non-metallic, soil, and groundwater). Topics include fossil fuels, nuclear energy, alternative energy sources, uses of minerals, waste disposal, and contaminants in the environment.

GEOL 2650K Earth and Space Science for Middle School Teachers
Credit Hours 4.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course covers basic principles from the fields of Geology, Astronomy, Oceanography, and Meteorology including map interpretation, minerals and rocks, processes acting at the Earth’s surface and within the Earth, plate tectonics, geologic time and dating, composition and motions of the Earth, the solar system, phases of the moon, origin and life cycles of stars, galaxies, water movements, ocean floor, weather and climate. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. This course does not meet program of study requirements for the associate’s degree in education.