Geology

  • GLG 1510 Physical Geology

    In this classical introduction to geology, students will identify and explain the geologic processes operating on and beneath Earth's surface, including mineral and rock formation, plate tectonics, deformation, orogeny, weathering, erosion, transport, and deposition. Landforms resulting from geologic processes will be interpreted. Laboratory projects and field trips correlate with lecture topics. Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510; [Corequisite: MAT 0550 OR Eligibility: college level math]. J occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • GLG 1520 Historical Geology

    Students will identify and interpret the scientific theories explaining the physical and biological evolution of Earth, with an emphasis on the North American continent, using stratigraphic, fossil, and radiometric evidence. Laboratory projects and field trips include the use of geologic maps, cross-sections, and the study of faunal succession using fossil specimens. Prerequisite: GLG 1510 or 1550; Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • GLG 1550 Earth Science

    Students will identify and explain basic concepts in geology, oceanography, and meteorology, including mineral and rock formation, plate tectonics, mountain building, weathering and soils, erosional and depositional processes, geologic hazards, oceans, and the atmosphere. Optional field experiences are offered. This is an introductory course for students with little or no science background. Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

  • GLG 1740 Catastrophic Weather

    Students will be introduced to the field of meteorology and explore general weather principles and the where, when, why, and how of catastrophic weather events such as thunderstorms and lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and drought. Methods to prepare and protect you and your family against these natural disasters are also covered. Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • GLG 1810 Introduction to Oceanography

    Students will learn basic oceanographic concepts including the physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes operating in the oceans, how they interact, and their effects on terrestrial systems. Additional topics include mankind's relationship with the sea; the resources we receive from it, the impacts we have on it, and how it infiltrates our culture. Demonstrations and hands-on activities will reinforce lecture content. EPrerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510; Eligibility: MAT 1590. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

  • GLG 2015 HONORS Project I - GLG

    Honors students are required to successfully complete two one-credit, project-based honors courses which are related to courses in which they are currently enrolled or have recently completed. Each project must include some form of applied learning: field-work, internship, service learning, innovative/creative project, and/or undergraduate research. Master Course Syllabus

  • GLG 7502 Astronomical Geology

    Students will be introduced to the geological impacts of astronomical objects and the general principles relating to the earth and its place in the universe. Interactions between the earth, sun, and moon will be explored. Asteroids, meteors, and comets, the risk of earth impacts, warning systems and mitigation efforts, and the devastating potential consequences to our planet will be described. Eligibility: ENG 1530; reading score of 80+. Master Course Syllabus