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Courses Offered


GEOL 105 ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Investigation of environmental earth science topics including aspects of weather and climate, ground and surface water, geologic processes and land forms, recovery and utilization of natural resources, air and water pollution, and energy. Emphasis on understanding and avoiding the dangers of natural hazards such as storms, floods, earthquakes, and landslides. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).


GEOL 105 ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Investigation of environmental earth science topics including aspects of weather and climate, ground and surface water, geologic processes and land forms, recovery and utilization of natural resources, air and water pollution, and energy. Emphasis on understanding and avoiding the dangers of natural hazards such as storms, floods, earthquakes, and landslides. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).


GEOL 210 GENERAL GEOLOGY (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester plus field trips by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to the nature and structure of the materials composing the earth and of the various processes which shape the earth’s surface. Recommended for non-science majors to fulfill laboratory science transfer requirement. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, 3).


GEOL 210 GENERAL GEOLOGY (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester plus field trips by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to the nature and structure of the materials composing the earth and of the various processes which shape the earth’s surface. Recommended for non-science majors to fulfill laboratory science transfer requirement. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, 3).

OCEN 100 SURVEY OF OCEANOGRAPHY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Discussion of selected topics in oceanography designed to illustrate the scientific method and provide the student with a basic understanding of the nature of the world’s oceans. An introduction to the physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of the sea. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).

OCEN 100 SURVEY OF OCEANOGRAPHY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Discussion of selected topics in oceanography designed to illustrate the scientific method and provide the student with a basic understanding of the nature of the world’s oceans. An introduction to the physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of the sea. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).

OCEN 101 OCEANOGRAPHY LABORATORY/FIELD STUDY (1)

Three laboratory/field hours per week. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in OCEN 100.

Introductory exercises in sediments, waves and sediment transport, bathymetry of ocean basins, materials of ocean crust and sea floor, ocean currents, tides, estuaries, physical and chemical properties of seawater, and forms and diversity of marine life. Field trips included. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B3).