Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog
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GEOL& 101 - Introduction to Physical Geology

Credits: 5
Survey of the physical systems that give the Earth its form. Emphasizes the dynamic nature of interior and exterior processes and their relevance to humans. Laboratory class with field trips.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Course Fee: $20.00

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

  1. Apply information presented during the lectures to the solutions of open-ended questions.
  2. Identify common rocks and the processes which form them along with relative age history principles to discuss the history of a geological map.
  3. Make observations (in class and on field trips) and correctly link those observations to information from the course.
  4. Use a computer to analyze or obtain geological data.
  5. Work effectively with peers in finding solutions to geological problems.

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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