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Courses Offered

GEOL 100 SURVEY OF GEOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An introduction to the principles of geology with emphasis on Earth processes. Course includes the study of rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, and surface processes such as landslides, rivers, and glaciers. Not open to students who have taken or are taking GEOL 210. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).

GEOL 105 ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An introduction to the fundamentals of Environmental Earth Science including the interactions between humans and the environment in a geologic context. Course emphasizes the Earth system and connections between the geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).
GEOL 106 WEATHER AND CLIMATE (4)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to the study of Earth's atmosphere as a system, with an emphasis on the physical processes that change our atmosphere in the short term and throughout Earth's history. Topics include atmospheric structure and composition, energy balances, seasonal changes, atmospheric moisture, storm systems, climate and climate change. Also listed as GEOG 106. Transfer credit: CSU.

GEOL 180 GEOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA (3)

Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 836.

An overview of the general principles of geology with examples from the great diversity of local and regional features found in California. Comparisons to other parts of the world are made, demonstrating that the Golden State contains a microcosm of global geologic evolution. Emphasis on the significant interaction of geology and life in California from the Gold Rush through the Great Earthquake to today. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).

GEOL 210 GENERAL GEOLOGY (4)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab/field trips by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An introduction to the principles of geology with emphasis on Earth processes. This course focuses on the internal structure and origin of the Earth and the processes that change and shape it. The laboratory component focuses on the identification of rocks and minerals, topographic and geologic map exercises and the identification of geologic landforms and hazards. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, 3).

GEOL 220 HISTORICAL GEOLOGY (4)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab.
Origin and history of the Earth and its development through geologic time. The formation of continents and ocean basins and their modifications through time. The evolution of plants and animals as seen through the fossil record. Emphasis on the geologic history of North America. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).

GEOL 611 FIELD GEOLOGY I (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Field trips by arrangement. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in GEOL 100 or GEOL 210, or equivalent.

Supervised field investigation of selected geologic phenomena. Local field trips and/or weekend excursions to areas of geologic interest (i.e., Lassen Volcanic National Park, Yosemite National Park, Pinnacles National Monument). May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: UC; CSU).

GEOL 680SP GREYWATER PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES (4)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab. Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Principles of greywater reuse as consistent with the California Greywater Code, coupled with hands-on practice in greywater system design and installation. Transfer credit: CSU.
OCEN 100 SURVEY OF OCEANOGRAPHY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Selected topics in oceanography designed to provide students with an introduction and basic understanding of the geological, physical, chemical and biological aspects of the world’s oceans. Methods of scientific investigation are used to explain the history, accomplishments and goals of modern oceanography. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).

OCEN 101 OCEANOGRAPHY LABORATORY/FIELD STUDY (1)
Hours/semester: 48-54 laboratory/field hours. Corequisite: OCEN 100.
Introductory exercises in geographic and bathymetric maps, statistical and microscopic studies of sediments, waves and sediment transport, bathymetry of ocean basins, ocean currents, tides, estuaries, physical and chemical properties of seawater, coastal erosion, and forms and diversity of marine life. Field trips included. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B3).