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Geology Courses

GEL 111 Geology (4)
Prerequisites: Completion of one of the following: a. Grade of “C” or better in RED 090, b. Grade of “C” or better in ENG 095, c. Grade of “C” or better in DRE 098, d. Required placement test score(s) Corequisites: None
This course introduces basic landforms and geological processes. Topics include rocks, minerals, volcanoes, fluvial processes, geological history, plate tectonics, glaciers, and coastal dynamics. Upon completion, students should be able to describe basic geological processes that shape the earth. Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. [SBCC/BOG 02/21/14]

GEL 113 Historical Geology (4)
Prerequisites: GEL 111 or GEL 120
Corequisites: None
This course covers the geological history of the earth and its life forms. Emphasis is placed on the study of rock strata, fossil groups, and geological time. Upon completion, students should be able to identify major fossil groups and associated rock strata and approximate ages of geological formations. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs
*This course is a 4 hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 2 lab contact hours per week.

GEL 230 Environmental Geology (4)
Prerequisites: GEL 111, GEL 120, OR PHS 130; Proficiency in Reading – A grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED 090 OR minimum Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading
Corequisites: None
This course provides insights into geologic forces that cause environmental changes influencing man’s activities. Emphasis is placed on natural hazards and disasters caused by geologic forces. Upon completion, students should be able to relate to major hazards and disasters to the geologic forces responsible for their occurrence. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education
core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 2 lab contact hours per week.



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