Geology (G)

G 001  Physical Geology Units: 4

This course serves as an introduction to the study of the origin and composition of Earth. Subject matter for this course includes Earth materials and processes such as minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Physical Geology provides a broad understanding and appreciation of Earth and its evolution over time. The laboratory component studies aspects of geology on a practical and applied basis with possible field trips that emphasize the study of local geological systems. (C-ID GEOL 101)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 001A & MATH 054
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:C1                 CSU GE:B1, B3                 IGETC:5A, 5C

G 002  Historical Geology with Laboratory Units: 4

An introduction to Earth's history and the life it supports with a laboratory. Subjects include geologic dating, plate tectonics, stratigraphy, fossils, biological evolution, the planet's origin and the processes that have influenced paleogeography during the past 4.6 billion years. (C-ID GEOL 111)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: BI 004 & G 001
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:C1                 CSU GE:B1, B3                 IGETC:5A, 5C

G 005  Environmental Geology Units: 4

This course surveys geologic hazards such as flooding, landslides, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions that affect humanity and studies means by which they may be mitigated. Geologic resources such as groundwater, surface water, and soil are studied to assess supply, conservation practices, and contamination mitigation. Mineral, fossil fuel, and alternate energy resources are examined for potential and for environmental assessment of production and consumption. Land-use planning and environmental impact analysis integrate the foregoing. The laboratory portion applies, on a practical basis, aspects of the above in the classroom and in approximately 16 hours in the field. This course is suggested for students in any major which deals with human interactions with the physical environment, such as architecture, engineering, environmental studies, city planning, natural resources, geology, and geography. (C-ID GEOL 131)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 001A & MATH 054
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:C1                 CSU GE:B1, B3                 IGETC:5A, 5C

G 010  The Earth Sciences Units: 4

This course is intended for students with a strong science background. This rigorous, fast-paced course is a survey of astronomy, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, and geology. The Earth Sciences provides a general understanding and appreciation of the physical, chemical, and historical evolution of our planet and the universe. Explore the interrelationship of the Earth Sciences and the influences of humanity upon the Earth's systems. The laboratory portion studies aspects of each area on a practical and applied basis. Potential field trips emphasize the study and interaction of local Earth systems. (C-ID GEOL 121)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 001A & MATH 040
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:C1                 CSU GE:B1, B3                 IGETC:5A, 5C

G 017  Introduction to Oceanography Units: 3

This course explores the study of the Earth's oceans, their chemical composition and vertical structure, energy budgets, marine biological communities, their structure/composition, ocean currents, the geological origin and evolution of ocean basins, and marine resource discovery, exploitation and management.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: MATH 054 & ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:C1                 CSU GE:B1                 IGETC:5A

G 017L  Introduction to Oceanography Lab Units: 1

This introductory laboratory course explores the study of the Earth's oceans, their chemical composition and vertical structure, marine biological communities, their structure/ composition, the geological origin and evolution of ocean basins, and marine resource discovery, exploitation and management.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: G 017 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: MATH 054 & ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:C1                 CSU GE:B3                 IGETC:5C

G 022  Introduction to Environmental Sciences Units: 3

This course covers the physical, biological and chemical systems that constitute the Earth's environment. Topics include geological processes, hydrology, climatology and weather, air and water pollution, population biology, ecosystems, and biodiversity. This course will include analyses of how human behavior and institutions affect the environment.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: MATH 054 & ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:C1                 CSU GE:B1                 IGETC:5A