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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.
Introduction to the origin of rocks and minerals; the processes which have been important throughout geologic time, both on and beneath the surface, in giving the earth its present form; and the principles of scientific investigation that are used in interpreting geologic features. A brief sketch of the geological history of the earth and evolution of its animal and plant inhabitants. Not open to students who have taken or are taking GEOL 210. 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).