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GEOL 001A: Physical Geology

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the principles of geology with emphasis on Earth processes. This course focuses on the internal structure and origin of the Earth and the processes that change and shape it. The laboratory component focuses on the identification of: rocks and minerals; topographic and geologic map exercises demonstrating the work of water, wind, ice and gravity; and effects of tectonic activity.

Units: 4

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 48 – 54

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: B. Natural Sciences
  • CSU GE: Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: B1- Physical Sciences
    Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: B3- Laboratory Activity: Lab course used from B1 or B2
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences: 5A- Physical Sciences
    Area 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences: 5C – Laboratory
  • C-ID: GEOL 101 - Physical Geology with Lab
Last Updated 10/14/22