GEOLOGY (GEOL)

GEOL 001  PHYSICAL GEOLOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

C-ID: GEOL 100, 101

Principles of geology with emphasis on Earth processes with a focus on the internal structure and origin of the Earth and the processes that change and shape it. The laboratory component focuses on the identification of rocks and minerals, topographic and geologic map exercises demonstrating the work of water, wind, ice and gravity and effects of tectonic activity. Recommended enrollment in GEOL 001F. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 001F  PHYSICAL GEOLOGY FIELD STUDIES  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001

Observation and interpretation of geological phenomena with emphasis on the origin and development of the geology of Southern California. Required four days of instructional trips (equal to an average of two hours of trips each week). Total of 18 hours TBA lecture and 18 hours TBA laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
GEOL 002  HISTORICAL GEOLOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: GEOL 111

Prerequisite(s): GEOL 001 or GEOL 003

History of Earth and evolution of animals and plants including fossil specimens; emphasis on geology of North America. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 002F  HISTORICAL GEOLOGY FIELD STUDIES  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 002

Observation and interpretation of geologic phenomena with emphasis on the geologic history of North America. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 003  EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

C-ID: GEOL 121

Introduction to the principles and processes of earth and space sciences emphasizing the structure and composition of the solid earth, oceans and atmosphere and Earth's place within the solar system. For students planning on becoming K-12 teachers, but open to all qualified students. No credit if taken after GEOL 001 or GEOL 012. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 003F  EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE FIELD LABORATORY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 003

Field observation and interpretation of Geologic, Oceanographic, Atmospheric and Astronomic phenomena. Required four days of instructional trips (equal to 2 hours of trips each week). Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 004  GEOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: GEOL 200

Prerequisite(s): GEOL 001 or 003

An introduction to the geology of California, including tectonic processes, geologic structures, physiographic provinces, local rocks and minerals, landforms, natural resources, geologic history, and natural hazards in the state. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 005  GEOLOGIC MAPS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): GEOL 001 or GEOL 003

Produce and read geologic maps. Topics covered include analysis of topographic maps and geologic maps, measurement of thickness of sedimentary rocks, use of a Brunton Pocket Transit, and field analysis of stratigraphy, geologic structures, unconformities, and cross cutting relationships in the preparation of geologic maps. Required five days of instructional trips. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 006  MINERALOGY  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: GEOL 280

Prerequisite(s): GEOL 001 and CHEM 001A

Identification of minerals by physical and optical properties. Introduction to crystallography, and crystal chemistry and techniques of quantitative chemical analysis of minerals. Total of 54 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 012  PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Principles and practices of marine geology and physical oceanography. Plate tectonics and sea-floor spreading, oceanic volcanism and earthquakes. Study of man's use and misuse of the ocean: human needs vs. ecological limits. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 012F  PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY FIELD STUDIES  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 012

Observation and interpretation of oceanographic phenomena with emphasis on the marine environment of the Southern California area. Required four days of instructional trips (equal to an average of two hours each week). Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 012L  PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY LABORATORY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 012

Laboratory investigations of oceans, ocean basins and ocean margins. Oceanographic map and chart interpretations, rates of marine processes, ocean-atmosphere interactions, ocean structure and dynamics and coastal hazards. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 020  INDEPENDENT STUDY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Recommended Preparation: Enrollment in or completion of any college-level (1-99) course in the Natural Sciences
Enrollment Limitation: Permission of the Dean

Independent, faculty-guided student inquiry, project, research, laboratory experiment and/or field investigation. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 021  HISTORY OF LIFE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Survey course that considers major biologic and geologic events from the formation of the Earth 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. Topics include origin and evolution of life, mass extinction and explosions in diversity, phylogenetic systematics, and orientation of major clades in the Tree of Life. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
GEOL 021L  HISTORY OF LIFE LABORATORY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Corequisite(s): GEOL 021

Laboratory investigations and identification of fossil groups with emphasis on major clades and their position on the Tree of Life. Topics include patterns in the fossil record, extinctions, diversification, geologic time, and character diagnosis leading to the building of a cladogram. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 022  THE AGE OF DINOSAURS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

The historical geology and paleobiology of the Mesozoic Era. Topics covered include dinosaur origins, evolution, lifestyles, extinctions, and phylogenetic systematics. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 023  NATURAL DISASTERS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

The geologic origin and human impact of natural disasters. No credit if taken after GEOL 001 or 003. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030A  CHANNEL ISLANDS - COASTAL CALIFORNIA  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001 or 003

Field investigation of the regional geology in a national or international area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030B  PENINSULAR RANGES - SALTON DEPRESSION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001 or 003

Field investigation of the regional geology in a national or international area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030C  COAST RANGES - SAN ANDREAS FAULT  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001 or 003

Field investigation of the regional geology in a national or international area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030D  SIERRA NEVADA  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001 or 003

Field investigation of the regional geology in a national or international area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030E  OWENS VALLEY - DEATH VALLEY  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001 or 003

Field investigation of the regional geology in a national or international area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030F  GEOLOGICAL FIELD INVESTIGATION-ROCKY MOUNTAINS  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001

Observation and interpretation of geologic phenomena with emphasis on the geologic history of western Cordillera. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030G  KLAMATH MOUNTAINS - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001 or 003

Field investigation of the regional geology in a national or international area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030H  INTERNATIONAL STUDY AREAS  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001 or 003

Field investigation of the regional geology in a national or international area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030I  PROBLEMS IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): GEOL 001

Field investigation of the structural geology in a region of selected interest. Observation and interpretation of geologic phenomena with emphasis on the geologic history of western Cordillera. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030J  COLORADO PLATEAU  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001 or 003

Field investigation of the regional geology in a national or international area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030K  PROBLEMS IN REGIONAL STRATIGRAPHY  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001 or 003

Field investigation of the regional geology in a national or international area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030L  APPLICATIONS OF GLOBAL POSITIONAL SYSTEM  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001 or 003

Field investigations of the regional geology in a national or international area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of two hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 030M  GEOLOGICAL FIELD INVESTIGATION - PACIFIC RIM /PACIFIC ISLAND  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of GEOL 001 or 003

Field investigation of the regional geology in a national or international area of selected interest. Required instructional trips (an average of 2 hours each week). Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
GEOL 040  GEOLOGICAL FIELD LABORATORY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Observation and interpretation of geologic phenomena in the field. Required four days of instructional trips. Recommended: a 001-099 lab science course. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass