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Geology

Courses

 

GEOLOGY & 101
Introduction to Physical Geology (5)

An introductory-level geology course with laboratory exploring the Earth's materials and major geologic processes including plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism and mountain building. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY 107
Geologic Hazards (5)

An in-depth examination of the geologic hazards of the Pacific Northwest. Topics include: earthquakes, volcanoes & landslides, both globally and regionally. Emphasis will be on the science of these phenomena, effects on human populations, prediction, preparation & mitigation of the risk, & case studies. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 099 or ENGL 099 with a 2.0 or better or COMPASS test placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY 107W
Geologic Hazards (5)

An in-depth examination of the geologic hazards of the Pacific Northwest. Topics include: earthquakes, volcanoes & landslides, both globally and regionally. Emphasis will be on the science of these phenomena, effects on human populations, prediction, preparation & mitigation of the risk, & case studies. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 099 or ENGL 099 with a 2.0 or better or COMPASS test placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY & 110
Environmental Geology (5)

An introductory-level geology course with laboratory exploring the relations between geological processes and human populations including the impacts of human activities on the environment and the impacts of geological processes on human populations. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 099 or ENGL 099 with a 2.0 or better or COMPASS test placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY & 115
Geology of National Parks (5)

An exploration of major geologic processes through the discovery of the origin of the landscapes and the study of the geologic history of America's National Parks. Course will include laboratory and one week-end field trip to a National Park of Washington State. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY & 208
Geology of the Pacific Northwest (6)

Examines geological history of the Pacific Northwest. Includes laboratory study of the rocks and structures of the Northwest provinces & four weekend field trips to study the most important areas first hand. Prerequisite: GEOL& 101 or permission. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY 295
Special Topics in Geology (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in geology.

GEOLOGY 297
Individual Project in Geology (1)

Individual project in a specific area of geology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students educational and work experience. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY 298
Individual Project in Geology (2)

Individual project in a specific area of geology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students educational and work experience. Student option grading.

GEOLOGY 299
Individual Project in Geology (3)

Individual project in a specific area of geology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students educational and work experience. Student option grading.

 

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