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GEOL 1 - PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. 

Introduction to the principles and unifying concepts of earth science including geologictime, formation and internal structure of the Earth, plate tectonics, rock and mineral identification, weathering processes, landforms, earthquakes, volcanic activity, flooding, and groundwater resources. Laboratory exercises will include rock and mineral identification, and interpretation of topographic and geologic maps. Optional fieldtrips to classic geologic locations. (CAN GEOL 2) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

GEOL 2 - HISTORICAL GEOLOGY
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Spring)
ADVISORY: Geology 1 and eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. 

Introduction to Earth’s history using geologic dating techniques, plate tectonics, stratigraphy and the processes that have shaped the global environment. Fossil evidence for the origin and evolution of life, natural selection, and environmental change in shaping both ancient and modern living communities are also presented. Emphasis will be given to North American paleogeography and tectonics. Optional field trips. (CAN GEOL 8) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

GEOL 2L - HISTORICAL GEOLOGY LAB
1 unit, 3 lab hours
COREQUISITE: Geology 2.

Laboratory studies to complement Geology 2 Historical Geology.  laboratory activities using rocks, fossils, geologic maps an cross sections to interpret ancient environments, tectonic settings, and geologic history.  At least one field trip or an appropriate alternative activity are required.  For geology majors or students with a desire to learn more about earth history.

GEOL 3 - GEOLOGY FIELD STUDIES
1 unit, 0.5 lecture hours, 1 lab hour
PREREQUISITE: Geology 1 or Geology 4 or Geology 9.

Geology field studies of a classic geologic location, such as Death Valley, Eastern Sierra, Lassen, Kings Canyon, San Andreas Fault, etc.  Required camping field trips.  Additional costs for food, campground, and entrance fees.

GEOL 4 - GEOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA
3 units, 3 lecture hours 
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 1A recommended. 

Introduction to the geologic setting and evolution of California using the concepts of plate tectonics, stratigraphy, and processes that have and are still shaping the landscape, including volcanism, earthquakes, and erosion. Optional field trips. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

GEOL 5 - INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
3 units, 3 lecture hours 
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 1A recommended. 

Introduction to the study of water on earth with an emphasis on physical oceanography. Topics include ocean and shoreline processes, plate tectonics, sea floor morphology, types and distribution of seafloor sediments, ocean sediment transport, ocean chemistry, ocean currents, marine resources, and environmental concerns. Optional field trips. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

GEOL 7 - NATURAL HISTORY OF DINOSAURS
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Biology 3.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 1A recommended. 

Introduction to dinosaurs using the concepts of plate tectonics, evolution, and physiology.  Emphasis will be given to fossil morphologies, origin, types, relative and relationships, modes of life, temporal and spatial distributions, environments, and extinctions.  Optional field trips may be offered.

GEOL 9 - INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE 
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 1A recommended.

Introduction to the earth sciences with an emphasis on basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Field trips required. For transfer Liberal Studies Major students. (A, CSU, UC)

GEOL 12 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 OR English as a Second Language 67 and 68 AND Mathematics 101 recommended.

The application of scientific principles to the understanding of environmental problems and issues.  Seeking solutions to contemporary environmental problems; historical, economical, political and social implications; relationships to scientific principles; ecosystems, urban affairs, housing, land planning, transportation, air and water pollution, water development, food production, wildlife, pest control, and population studies.

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