GEOL
GEOLOGY
GEOL-1401  Earth Science
Survey of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. The course focuses on the study of the operation of Earth's geologic systems and the interactions among the atmosphere, the geosphere, and the hydrosphere, including meteorology and oceanography. Emphasis is on classifying earth materials, differentiating the types of plate boundaries, measuring atmospheric processes that affect weather and climate, describing the composition and motion of ocean water, as well as comparing properties and motions of objects in the solar system.
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
GEOL-1403  Physical Geology
Introduction to the study of earth materials and processes that have modified and shaped the surface and interior of Earth over time. The course emphasizes identification of minerals and rocks, utilizing topographic maps to identify landforms, differentiating the types of plate boundaries and their associated features, identifying basic structural features on maps, block diagrams and cross sections and inferring how they were created, and describing the interaction of humans with Earth (e.g., resource development or hazard assessment).
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 2 section(s)
GEOL-1404  Historical Geology
A comprehensive survey of the history of life and major events in the physical development of Earth as interpreted from rocks and fossils. Topics covered in the course include: palte tectonics, determining sequence of events, and the identification of fossils. Special emphasis is placed on the study of sedimentary rocks and geologic maps.
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
GEOL-1405  Environmental Science
A survey of the forces, including humans, that shape our physical and biologic environment, and how they affect life on Earth. Introduction to the science and policy of global and regional environmental issues, including pollution, climate change, and sustainability of land, water, and energy resources.
 FALL_2017_12WK - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 4 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
GEOL-1445  Oceanography
This course is an online lab science course (both lecture and lab are offered online). It is designed to introduce students to the physical, geological, and chemical characteristics of the Earth's oceans. Topics covered include: plate tectonics and ocean basin formation, topographic features of the ocean floors, properties of ocean water, as well as tides, waves, and ocean currents. This course also looks at the interaction between marine organisms and the marine environment as well as the interaction between land and sea and the interaction between the atmosphere and the sea.
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
GEOL-1447  Meteorology
The study of the atmosphere and weather are the focus of this online, lab science course (both lecture and lab are offered online). Topics include: composition and structure of the atmosphere, solar and terrestrial radiation, air pressure, humidity, clouds, precipitation, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and climate change.
 FALL_2017_12WK - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017_12WK - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)