GEOL 300 Physical Geology
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in GEOL 301.
Transferable: CSU; UC
CID: C-ID GEOL 100
Physical Geology introduces the composition and dynamics of Earth from the atomic scale of minerals to the global scale of plate tectonics. Major themes include the composition of minerals and rock, volcanism, Earth structures, earthquakes, erosion and surface processes, geologic time, geologic hazards, and plate tectonics. This course analyzes human interactions with geologic processes and the physical environment. Successful completion of physical geology prepares the student to recognize, understand, and appreciate the physical processes which continually change Earth over geologic time.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
SLO#1: Apply the Scientific Method to evaluating geologic processes.