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FIRST SESSION, 2017

GEOL 101 Introductory Geology (3). Major geologic events: earthquakes, volcanic activity, mountain formation, plate tectonics, and erosion.  Landscape development by glaciers, streams and groundwater, ocean currents and waves, wind. Not open to students with credit in or currently enrolled in GEOL 105, 109, or 110. Optional laboratory: GEOL 101L, PX for GEOL 101+101L.

GEOL 101L Introductory Geology Laboratory (1). Pre- or co-requisite, GEOL 72, 101, 105, 109, or 110. Study of common minerals and rocks. Use of topographic and geologic maps to illustrate geologic processes. Two laboratory hours per week.

GEOL 159 Prehistoric Life (BIOL 159) (3). Fossils and the origin and evolution of life, including micro- and macroevolution, mass extinctions, the evolution of dinosaurs and humans, and scientific perspectives on multicultural creationism.

GEOL 225 Introduction to Field Geology (3). MAYMESTER.  Prerequisite: GEOL 101 or permission of instructor. Introduction to geologic field methods. Includes making observations, mapping, identification of structures and features, and interpretation to solve basic geologic problems. Local field trips.

SECOND SESSION, 2017

GEOL 101 Introductory Geology (3). Major geologic events: earthquakes, volcanic activity, mountain formation, plate tectonics, and erosion.  Landscape development by glaciers, streams and groundwater, ocean currents and waves, wind. Not open to students with credit in or currently enrolled in GEOL 105, 109, or 110. Optional laboratory: GEOL 101L, PX for GEOL 101+101L.

GEOL 101L Introductory Geology Laboratory (1). Pre- or co-requisite, GEOL 72, 101, 105, 109, or 110. Study of common minerals and rocks. Use of topographic and geologic maps to illustrate geologic processes. Two laboratory hours per week.