Summer 2011 Class Schedule (CRC)



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GEOL 300    Physical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in GEOL 301.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Physical geology is an introduction to the composition and dynamics of the earth from the atomic scale of minerals to the global scale of plate tectonics. Topics include the composition of minerals and rock, volcanism, earth structures, earthquakes, erosion and surface processes, geologic time, geologic hazards, and plate tectonics. In this course, attention will focus on the rocks, landscapes, and scenic areas of the American West. Emphasis is placed on how humans affect the environment. Successful completion of physical geology prepares the student to recognize, understand, and appreciate processes which continually change our earth.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 06-Jul 29
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Wynne              CRC MAIN SCI 109         14872 
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This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GEOL 300 (may be taken previously)
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides "hands-on" experience with the tools and skills discussed in Physical Geology (GEOL 300). Lab topics include mineral and rock identification, map and air photograph interpretation and landform identification, and introduction to the study of geologic maps and cross-sections.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 06-Jul 29
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LAB B.Anderson           CRC MAIN SCI 109         14871 
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This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


GEOL 310    Historical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: GEOL 300 or 305 ; an introductory geology or earth science course.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course studies the origin and geologic history of Earth and the evolution of its plant and animal inhabitants. Plate tectonic theory is used to explain changes in composition and structure of rocks in Earth's crust from the formation of Earth to the present. Emphasis is placed on the formation of sedimentary rocks for the purpose of understanding how they and the fossils contained within them record changes in Earth environment and processes. Evolution and extinction are studied to understand how they reflect environmental changes in Earth's ocean, atmosphere, and surface.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 06-Jul 29
MTWTh     09:00AM-10:25AM LEC H.Jackson            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14609 
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GEOL 311    Historical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 310 (may be taken concurrently).
Advisory: GEOL 300
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: Laboratory studies will accompany and complement GEOL 310, Historical Geology. Use of sedimentary rocks, fossils, geologic maps, and cross sections will aid in interpreting ancient environments, tectonic settings, and geologic history. Other concepts addressed include age relations and correlation of rock and time units, and introduction to fossil identification and biostratigraphy. At least one field trip or an appropriate alternative activity will be required as an introduction to sedimentary environments and field methods in geology.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 06-Jul 29
MTWTh     10:45AM-12:10PM LAB H.Jackson            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14610 
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Summer 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: August 2, 2011