Geology
INTRO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
GEOL&101
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
A dynamic earth, geologic time, origin and identification of minerals and rocks. Volcanoes, earthquakes and the structure of earth in light of plate tectonic theory. One day field trip required. [NS, SE]
INTRO TO GEOL II: EARTH'S SURFACE PROCESSES
GEOL 102
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Plate tectonics and the origin of ocean basins and continents. Mass wasting, glaciation, streams, groundwater, deserts, shorelines and deep sea sediments. One day field trip required. [NS, SE]
HISTORICAL GEOLOGY
GEOL&103
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Physical, chemical, and biologic evolution of the earth as determined from the rock record. Interpretation of ancient environments through stratigraphy and biostratigraphy. Plate tectonics, earth history, and fossil identification. Field trips required. Prerequisite: Five credits in GEOL or consent of Instructional Unit. [NS, SE]
NORTHWEST GEOLOGY
GEOL 109
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Geologic evolution of the Pacific Northwest emphasizing the development of the Cascades, Columbia River Plateau, Coast Ranges, Puget-Willamette Lowlands, San Juan Islands, High Lava Plains and the Okanogan Highlands. Field trips required. This class is a non-lab science. [NS, SE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
GEOL 199
1 - 3 Credits
99 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
FIELD STUDIES IN GEOLOGY
GEOL 218
1 - 6 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 88 hours of lab
Field trip program to study the geologic evolution of an area. Emphasis on interpretation of rocks and their structure. Duration, scope and field trip localities will vary. Food and personal gear provided by student. Maxi-vans provided for travel. Day hikes may be required. Prerequisite: Minimum of 10 credits in geology or consent of Instructional Unit. [NS, SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
GEOL 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]