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GEOL 1 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

4 Units - 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Transfers: CSU, UC
This course introduces the principles of geology and the methods of studying the Earth. Consideration is given to the materials of the Earth’s crust, earthquakes, plate tectonics, the processes of mountain building and volcanism, sculpturing of the Earth’s surface, evaluation of natural resources, the implications of geology to society, and aspects of the environment in which our lives are spent. Laboratory exercises include the identification of common rocks and minerals; reading and using topographic maps, aerial photographs, and geologic maps; and constructing topographic profiles and cross-sections to interpret the Earth’s surface. Field trips may be required. C-ID: GEOL 101. NR



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