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Geology Courses
  • GEO 1010 Survey of Geology FS (2:2:0)

    The earth, its materials, its surface processes, internal processes and a brief account of its history. Designed for non-majors. Field trip may be required.
    Prerequisites: MATH 1011 competency.
    Co-requisites: GEOL 101L
    Fee: $15.00

  • GEO 1015 Survey of Geology Lab FS (1:0:2)

    Students will learn how to identify minerals, rocks and fossils; read and interpret topographic and geologic maps.
    Co-requisite: GEOL 1010

  • GEO 1060 Environmental Geology F (3:3:0)

    A study of the geological processes that affect or are affected by human activity such as earthquakes, volcanic hazards, flooding, waste, mineral and energy resources. Designed for non-majors. Field trip may be required.
    Prerequisites: MATH 1011 competency
    Fee: $5.00

  • GEO 1080 Oceanography S (3:3:0)

    An introduction to the study of the earth’s oceans including an understanding of sea floor topography and composition, plate tectonics, seawater dynamics and chemistry, atmosphere and ocean currents, waves, coastal land forms, and marine life. Designed for non-majors.
    Prerequisites: MATH 1011 competency

  • GEO 1085 Oceanography Lab SSU (1:0:2)

    Practical applications in oceanography such as map reading, ocean chemistry, wave dynamics, coastal processes and marine biology.
    Prerequisites: GEOL 1040 or concurrent enrollment
    Lab Fee: $15.00

  • GEO 1050 Geology of National Parks Su (2:0:x)

    Introduction to the principles of geology as observed and studied in the national parks. Three to four weekend field trips or one one-week trip will be required at a cost of approximately $70 - 250 to the student.
    Field trip required.
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010
    Fee: $70.00 - $250.00

  • GEO 1110 Physical Geology F (3:3:0)

    Introduction to the science of geology for majors. Introduction to the materials and composition of the earth and the physical processes, both internal and external, that shape the earth. Designed for majors and others interested. Field trip may be required.
    Prerequisites: MATH 1011 competency.
    Co-requisite: GEOL 111L

  • GEO 1115 Physical Geology Lab F (1:0:2)

    Students will learn how to identify mineral and rocks; read and interpret topographic and geologic maps.
    Co-requisite: GEOL 1110
    Lab Fee: $20.00

  • GEO 1220 Historical Geology S (3:3:0)

    Introduction to the principals involved in deciphering the earth’s past including the study of fossils. A study of the major events in the physical and biological history of the earth’s past as indicated by the geological record. Designed for majors and others interested.
    Field trip required.
    Prerequisites: GEOL1010 or GEOL 1110, ENGL 1010, MATH 1050, BIOL 1010 or permission of instructor.
    Co-requisite: GEOL 122L.
    Fee: $20.00

  • GEO 1225 Historical Geology Lab S (1:0:2)

    Students will learn to apply the basic principals of historical geology, rock identification, sedimentology, relative and absolute dating, fossil identification, geologic map interpretation. Co-requisite: GEOL 1220
    Lab Fee: $20.00

  • GEO 1997, 1998, 1999 Cooperative Education Experience (1st Year) TBA (1-6 Cr.)

    An opportunity for majors to apply knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom to an actual job experience.
    Classroom instruction must precede the job experience, or the student must be registered for courses at the same time the student is enrolled in the work experience.

  • GEO 2100 Evolution of the Earth S (2:2:0)

    An introduction to geology by means of its historical development as a science. The readings and discussion will focus on significant controversies both past and present. Field trip may be required.
    Prerequisites: Acceptance in the Honor’s Program or permission of instructor.

  • GEO 2500 Geology Field Studies FS (1:0.5:3)

    A study of the geology of specific areas in the field. The students will also be introduced to some of the basic skills required of a field geologist. The course will consist of a few short meetings and a three or four day field trip. Designed for majors and others interested. Field trip is required.
    Prerequisites: GEOL 1010 or GEOL 1110 or concurrent enrollment.
    Repeatable up to four credits.
    Fee: $30.00 - $50.00 depending on trip.

  • GEO 2980 Special Projects TBA (1-2 Cr.)

    Involves a special project where there is a demonstrated need which cannot be met through enrollment in a regularly scheduled course. Also could include special projects of unusual merit in furthering a student’s professional goals. Student must be able to sustain and complete independent learning projects. Provides a framework for developing and enhancing student abilities to do lucid thinking.
    Requires approval of advisor, division dean and curriculum committee.

  • GEO 2997, 2998, 2999 Cooperative Education Experience (2nd Year) TBA (1-6 Cr.)

    An opportunity for majors to apply knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom to an actual job experience.
    Classroom instruction must precede the job experience, or the student must be registered for courses at the same time the student is enrolled in the work experience.