EDCC Logo
 
Geology

Course Descriptions

GEOL& 101: Introduction to Physical Geology

Credits: 5.0

An introduction to physical geology including the origin, composition and structure of the Earth and the processes that generate landscapes. Prerequisite(s): Placement in both MATH 090 and ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of general scientific principles, with an emphasis on geologic scientific principles. [REASON]
  • Clearly communicate the fundamental knowledge particular to geology with their peers using the appropriate vocabulary. [COMMUNICATE]
  • Apply the concepts and information in geology to problems that affect their lives, in particular, and our society, in general. [REASON]
  • Demonstrate the use of mathematics appropriate to geology and perform calculations appropriate to the task. [REASON]
  • Make reliable measurements and perform analysis appropriate for geology. [REASON]

  • GEOL 103: History of Earth

    Credits: 5.0

    Surveys the geologic history of the earth, including the history of life on earth. Students learn to interpret rock and fossil evidence. Prerequisite(s): Placement into both MATH 090 and ENGL& 101.

    Course Level Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of general scientific principles, with an emphasis on historical geologic scientific principles. [REASON]
  • Clearly communicate the fundamental knowledge particular to historical geology with their peers using the appropriate vocabulary. [COMMUNICATE]
  • Apply the concepts and information in historical geology to problems that affect their lives, in particular, and our society, in general. [REASON]
  • Demonstrate the use of mathematics appropriate to historical geology and perform calculations appropriate to the task. [REASON]
  • Make reliable measurements and perform analysis appropriate for historical geology. [REASON]