Sinclair College Catalog

Skip to main content
Sinclair College


GLG 1101 - Physical Geology

Surface processes of wind, water and ice in changing Earth's surface, plate tectonics; interior forces that cause earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building. Introduction to natural resources; impact of natural hazards on human populations; and impact of human activities in the natural world. Laboratory component stresses introduction to and use of basic scientific method and problem solving. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

GLG 1201 - Historical Geology

The Earth in space, physical evolution of the oceans, atmosphere and continents, origin of life and its evolution, physical and biological development of the North American continent. Lab component stresses further application of scientific method and problem solving. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

GLG 1301 - Geologic Field Trips

Saturdays before spring break, class meets on campus for lecture and lab to build preparatory knowledge and skills. Missing more than two classroom meetings will be cause for withdrawal. Saturdays after break, students participate in day-long, hands-on field experiences throughout Ohio. Students will apply their knowledge and skills to interpret and understand the building of the Appalachian Mountains and the geological development of Ohio. Field activities are meant to mimic the work of professional geologists. Missing more than two trips will be cause for withdrawal. Three classroom, two lab hours per week. Note: Any student choosing to register and take this class may be required to sign one or more liability waivers in favor of the locations where certain learning activities in this course take place. Students who would like additional information about this matter should contact the Chemistry/Geology Department.

GLG 1401 - Environmental Geology

Introduction to minerals, rock cycle, Plate Tectonics. Use/misuse of natural resources, waste disposal, pollution. Analysis of natural hazards: floods, volcanism, earthquakes, mass wasting, and others. Consequences of human activities: population growth, sustainability; mitigation and remediation strategies and processes. Laboratory component stresses use of scientific method, critical thinking, and problem solving. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

GLG 2297 - Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.