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Geology (GEOL Courses)

GEOL 100 Physical Geology

4.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: GEOL 100
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An elementary course in the principles of physical geology including identification of rocks and minerals, study and interpretation of topographic and geological maps, and the study of land forms and structures. Includes a local field trip.

GEOL 114 Oceanography

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 101 - Freshman Composition: Exposition ; and MATH 311 - Algebra 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the physical and biological aspects of the marine environment, including processes of heat transfer, tides, currents, waves, life in the marine ecosystem, geological processes of shorelines, deep sea geology, plate tectonics, and marine economic resources. Includes field trips to local Coastal areas.

GEOL 131 Geology Of California

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 101 - Freshman Composition: Exposition
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: GEOL 200
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An overview of the geologic features and history of California emphasizing an understanding of California's past and present plate tectonic setting, unique landscape features, resources and hazards.

GEOL 141 Environmental Geology

3.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 101 - Freshman Composition: Exposition ; and MATH 311 - Algebra 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: GEOL 130
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of humankind's scientific, social, and ethical interactions with earth systems. Topics include earth processes, geologic hazards, the earth's renewable and non-renewable resources, and the earth's ability accept the products of human waste. This course is not open to students who have received credit for Environmental Studies 102.

GEOL 189 Independent Projects in Geology

1.0 - 3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Courses for students capable of independent work who demonstrate the need or desire for additional study beyond the regular curriculum. Enrollment allows students to pursue activities such as directed field experience, research, or development of skills and competencies under faculty advisement and supervision. Independent projects may be earned in most discipline. Students wishing to enroll in Independent Projects should contact the appropriate instructor identified in the class schedule. If the project proposed is acceptable to that instructor, a contract will be developed. All contracts for these classes must be completed and submitted to the Records Office no later than the end of the second week of the semester. Units are awarded depending upon satisfactory performance and the amount of time committed by the student to the course. Allowable units vary according to discipline, and are based on the following formula: 1 unit- 48 hours per semester 2 units - 96 hours per semester 3 units - 144 hours per semester