GEOL-G 107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.) Fall, Spring, Summer. An introduction to geology through discussion of geological topics that show the influence of geology on modern society. Topics include mineral and energy resources, water resources, geologic hazards and problems, geology and health, and land use.
GEOL-G 109 Fundamentals of Earth History (3 cr.) Fall, Spring, Summer. Basic principles of earth history: geologic time, basic rock types, reconstructing past environments. Physical development of the earth: its interior, mountain formation, plate tectonics. Origin and development of life: evolution, the fossil record. With laboratory G119, equivalent to IUB GEOL G104, IUB GEOL G112, and PU GEOS 112.
GEOL-G 110 Physical Geology (3 cr.) Fall, Spring, Summer. Introduction to processes within and at the surface of the earth. Description, classification, and origin of minerals and rocks. The rock cycle. Internal processes: volcanism, earthquakes, crustal deformation, mountain building, and plate tectonics. External processes: weathering, mass wasting, streams, glaciers, ground water, deserts, and coasts. With laboratory G120, equivalent to IU GEOL G103, IU GEOL G111, and PU GEOS 111.
GEOL-G 115 Introduction to Oceanography (3 cr.) Fall, Spring, Summer. Nonmathematical introduction to the geology, biology, and physical characteristics of the ocean. Includes waves, tides, and currents of the world ocean, the adaptations and distribution of marine animals, pollution of the marine ecosystem, and an introduction to the global ocean/atmosphere system.
GEOL-G 117 Environmental Geology Laboratory (1 cr.) P: or C: GEOL G107. Fall, Spring, Summer. Laboratory exercises in environmental aspects of the geosciences. To accompany GEOL-G 107.
GEOL-G 119 Fundamentals of Earth History Laboratory (1 cr.) P: or C: GEOL G109. Fall, Spring, Summer. Laboratory studies of rocks, fossils, and stratigraphic principles to reconstruct past environments and interpret Earth history. To accompany GEOL-G 109.
GEOL-G 120 Physical Geology Laboratory (1 cr.) C: GEOL G110. Fall, Spring, Summer. Laboratory studies of minerals and rocks, landscapes, and earth structures.