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G-Geology

Lower Division Collegiate

G100 (3 credits)
Fundamentals of Geology

Studies the earth’s physical processes and properties with an emphasis on understanding the scientific theories behind the geological principles. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores.

G101 (3 credits)
Introduction to Geology I

Studies the earth’s internal structure and composition as well as the mechanics of plate tectonics. Covers the fundamentals of geology from the beginning of the solar system to the formation and interaction of continents and the ocean floor, igneous rocks including magmatic and volcanic processes, minerals, and the fundamentals of earthquake activity. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores. Corequisite: G101L.

G101L (1 credit)
Introduction to Geology I Lab

Lab associated with G101.

G102 (3 credits)
Introduction to Geology II (Surface Process)

Studies the surface processes of geology and the interaction of the internal mechanisms of the earth’s dynamics. Covers the fundamentals of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, their formation, and the surface processes that affect them. Includes the atmosphere, groundwater, running water, oceans, shoreline erosion, fossils, streams, ground water, and glaciers. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores. Recommended prerequisite: G101, G101L. Corequisite: G102L.

G102L (1 credit)
Introduction to Geology II (Surface Process) Lab

Lab associated with G102.

G103 (3 credits)
Introduction to Geology III (Historical)

Covers the history of the evolution of the earth through the ages. Studies the formation of the universe, the solar system, and the beginning of the earth. Looks at the fossil record, glaciers, arid lands, the earth’s resources, depositional environments, and the earth’s history. Special emphasis is given to the geology of southern Oregon and various provinces of the Pacific Northwest when possible. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores. Recommended prerequisites: G101, G101L and/or G102, G102L. Corequisite: G103L.

G103L (1 credit)
Introduction to Geology III (Historical) Lab

Lab associated with G103.