NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    
    Aug 08, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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GEOL 1100 - Physical Geology


This introductory course focuses on the key elements of physical geology.  Specific topics include the theory of plate tectonics, mineralogy, igneous rocks and volcanism, weathering, soils, and sedimentary rocks, metamorphism and metamorphic rocks, structural geology, seismology, mass movements, surface and ground water hydrology, glaciology and climate change.  The laboratory component reinforces lecture topics by providing hands-on experience with mineral and rock identification and map reading skills.  Opportunities for geologic field studies are also provided.

Prerequisites:
None

Co-requisites:

None



General Education Requirement: Earth Science

Credits: 4

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 1 lab/disc hr/week plus at least 15 hrs arranged field trips



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