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GEOL 001B: Historical Geology

Course Description

Historical geology introduces theories on the origin of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, paleogeography, and life as determined in the fossil and stratigraphic rock record during the past 4.6 billion years. Subjects include the minerals and rocks, plate tectonics, geologic dating, fossils, stratigraphy, biological evolution, the origin of planet Earth, and environment of deposition of rock formations. With the background of geologic principles, the development of the North American continent is introduced in detail.

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: GEOL 001A or GEOL 001AH

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 110 - Historical Geology
    GEOL 111 - Historical Geology with Lab
Last Updated 10/14/22