100 Physical Geology -
3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)Advisory:
Concurrent enrollment in Geology 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Physical Geology is the science of the Earth, the materials of which it is composed, and the processes that are acting upon it. Topics include plate tectonics and earth’s internal structure, the formation and classification of minerals and rocks, geologic structures, and geologic processes of the earth’s surface and subsurface. This course is intended for students with a general interest in the geological sciences as well as those majoring in geology, earth science, or geological engineering.
(FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.
101 General Geology Laboratory -
3 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)Corequisite:
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in
Geology 100 with a grade of "C" or better, or
English 48 with a grade of "C" or better, or
equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R5.
This laboratory course covers mineral and rock
identification, landforms, topographic/geologic map
interpretation, and geologic structures. The course is
designed to supplement Geology 100 with laboratory
experience. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.
104 Earth Science -
3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)
Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course investigates Earth’s major physical systems, including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere, as well as Earth’s place in the solar system. As such, this course provides a brief synthesis of pertinent topics in geology, physical geography, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. It is intended for those with a general interest in the Earth sciences and those wishing to satisfy requirements for a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.
290 Independent Study -
Hours by Arrangement, 1-3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)Advisory:
English 48 with a grade of “C” or better, or
equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R5. Geology 100
and 101, each with a grade of “C” or better, or
equivalent.Limitation on Enrollment:
Must obtain an Add Code
from instructor for registration. For students who wish to study special problems. This
course may be taken four times with different content
for a maximum of six units. AA/AS; CSU.This discipline may offer specialized instruction in
one or more of the following areas: Supervised
Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265),
Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction
(296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience
(270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on
page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule
and/or see the dean or department chair for