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GEOL 101 - Geology: Exploring Planet Earth Units: 4

A lecture- and laboratory-based course covering fundamental geologic concepts of plate tectonics, formation of rocks and minerals, earth forces that cause earthquakes and volcanoes, and the significance of geologic time in effecting changes in the distribution of continents and oceans. The laboratory experience reinforces and applies concepts discussed during lecture, including effective use of topographic and geologic maps, identification of common rocks and minerals, and three-dimensional interpretation of rock structures, such as folds and faults. The course consists of three hours lecture, three hours lab per week, and one full-day mandatory field activity. Completion of course transfers for four credits to UNR/UNLV.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 98 or higher and MATH 96 or higher, or qualifying ACCUPLACER, SAT, or ACT scores.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall