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2022-2023 Catalog 
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GEOL& 208 - Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Credits: 5
Covers the geological history of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Emphasizes the use of geologic principles in interpreting evidence found in landscapes and rocks. Includes field trips.

Enrollment Requirement: GEOL& 101  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and eligible for ENGL& 101 .

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Course Fee: $30.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Records data and interprets field data about the geologic history of the Pacific Northwest.
  2. Identify important geological events in the following regions of the Pacific Northwest: Northern Rockies, Okanogan Mountains and northeastern Washington, Columbia Basin, eastern Oregon, North Cascades, southern Washington Cascades, Oregon and northern California Cascades, Puget lowlands, San Juan Islands, and The Olympic Mountains and the Coast Range.
  3. Correlates past geological events from one part of the Pacific Northwest to another.
  4. Investigate a region or geologic process in the Pacific Northwest through library research or collection of data in the field.
  5. Identifies common rocks of the Pacific Northwest.
  6. Use the Geological Time Scale.

Program Outcomes
  1. Produce written interpretations of earth science materials.
  2. Make geological inferences from newly presented materials.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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