Catalog: 2015–2016 Catalog Year
3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab.
Lecture covers fundamental principles of geology: tectonics; minerals; igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary processes; and geologic time. Lab covers reading of topographic maps, study and identification of common rocks and minerals, and the study of geologic phenomena.
Upon completion of the course, the successful student will have:
Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.
General Education: The mission of general education at WNC is to provide students who complete degrees and certificates of achievement with critical life skills that will benefit them in their personal and professional endeavors. GEOL 101: PHYSICAL GEOLOGY addresses the general education student learning outcome:
Program A.S. Geosciences: GEOL 101 fills a degree requirement for the Associate of Science with Geoscience emphasis. The mission of the Associate of Science-Geoscience emphasis is to provide a strong foundation in earth and physical sciences, and prepare students for transfer into many disciplines, including geology, geography, environmental science, and science teaching. GEOL 101 addresses the program student learning outcome: