Geology Courses

GLY 110 - General Geology
A beginning level geology course which surveys elements of earth materials, processes, structures and history. Design- ed primarily for the non-science major. Prospective majors must maintain at least a B average to use Geology 110 as a prerequisite for other geology courses. 3 lec.
3 hours
GLY 200 - Physical Geology
An elementary but comprehensive physical geology course that deals with the earth's origin, composition, structures, tectonics and processes. Intended primarily for, but not limited to, the science major. 3 lec.
3 hours
GLY 201 - Historical Geology
Chronological history and development of the earth, sequence of the geologic ages and rock formations, development and evolution of life as revealed by fossils.
3 hours
GLY 210L - Earth Materials Lab
An introduction to laboratory methods and materials as applied to the identification, classification, recovery and uses of earth resources. 2 lab.
1 hour
GLY 211L - Historical Geology Lab
Reconstruction of events in earth history based on physical characteristics and arrangement of rock layers and their fossil contens. 2 hr lab (PR: 210L; CR: GLY 201)
1 hour
GLY 421 - Petrology
Indentification and classification of igneous, and metamor- phic rocks, their origin and occurrence; their geologic and economic importance. 3 lec-2 lab.
4 hours
GLY 456 - Environmental Geology
Consideration of risks posed by natural geo-hazards and from physical/chemical contamination of geologic media. (PR: GLY 200, GLY 210L or equivalent; Recommended: GLY 451)
4 hours
GLY 480 - SpTp: Geophysics Seminar
3 hours
GLY 492 - Capstone Experience
An independent study involving a research project or intern- ship. Must be approved by Geology faculty. (PR: 20 hours of Geology coursework).
2 to 4 hours
GLY 521 - Petrology
Identification and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, their origin and occurrence; their geologic and economic. 2 lec-4 lab.
4 hours
GLY 556 - Environmental Geology
Consideration of risks posed by natural geo-hazards and from physical/chemical contamination of geological media.
4 hours
GLY 580 - SpTp: Geophysics Seminar
3 hours
GLY 640 - Physical Aspects Geology
1 to 4 hours
GLY 681 - Thesis
1 to 6 hours
 
 
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