Classes offered in Geology
Department of Atmospheric Science, Earth Sciences & Physics
For Undergraduates Only
GEOL 1001. PHYSICAL GEOLOGY. 3 cr.
The external and internal features of the earth and the agents responsible for them, including the work of rivers, winds, glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes, and oceans. Credit may not be earned in both GEOL 1001 and GEOL 2006.
GEOL 1002. HISTORICAL GEOLOGY. 3 cr.
The development, changes, and destruction of the land features and sea areas of the earth and the changing panorama of plant and animal life from the earth's origin to the present day.
GEOL 1003. PHYSICAL LABORATORY. 1 cr.
Two hours laboratory to accompany 1001. Credit may not be earned in both 1003 and 2008.
GEOL 1004. HISTORICAL LABORATORY. 1 cr.
Two hours laboratory to accompany 1002.
GEOL 1010. THE AGE OF DINOSAURS. 3 cr.
A nontechnical survey, especially designed for nonscience majors, of what is currently known about dinosaurs and their world. Their origin, evolution, ecology, physiology, and social behavior are reconstructed from
bones, tracks, nests, and applied biology, and reasons for their extinction are considered. Emphasis is placed on viewing dinosaurs as superbly successful members of their ecosystem.