Physical Geology (GEOL 110)
Uses of geology in society; the nature of rocks and minerals; the dynamic nature of our planet is explored, including mountain building processes, volcanoes, faulting; plate tectonics; earthquakes; geologic time and surface land forming processes. CSU and UC transferrable. 3 units.
Physical Geology Laboratory (GEOL 111)
This is a laboratory course to supplement Geology 110. The course investigates minerals and rocks and includes the use of topographic maps and profiles as well as three-dimensional aerial photographs in analyzing landforms and geologic structures. The interpretation of geologic maps, cross sections and exercises on geologic processes are all included. Co-requisite: GEOL 110. CSU and UC transferrable. 1 unit.
Earth Science: Earth, Sea, and Sky (EART 110)
A general lecture and lab science course for the liberal arts student. Earth resources, earth-sun-moon relationships, weather and climate and oceanography, with application to the San Francisco Bay Region. Topics include mineral resource recognition and use, map reading, 3-D stereoscopy, basic solar measurements for navigation, time and energy exercises, weather observations and measurements, and observation of coastal processes. CSU and UC transferable. 4 Units.
Energy, the Environment & Sustainability (ENVS 115)
This course is a study of human civilizations and their impact on global environmental systems. Environmental world views (ethics), past and present, of the various cultural, ethnic, gender and socioeconomic groups will be explored. CSU and UC transferable. 3 Units.
Independent Study in Geology (GEOL 199)
An opportunity to study any area of Geology of special interest to the student. The material may include continuation of knowledge and projects begun in other Geology courses or geological studies not normally included in formal course work. Prerequisite: One college level geology course; submission of a written proposal to be reviewed by two regular science/engineering faculty members. CSU transferrable. 1 to 3 units.
Physical Geography (GEOG 110)
A basic geography course emphasizing physical elements of the human environment. The course includes earth-sun relationships, maps, global time, land forms, oceans, soils, natural vegetation, weather, andf climatic regions of the world. CSU and UC transferrable. 3 units.