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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.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Explain the mineral composition of and the mechanisms responsible for the formation of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; demonstrate an understanding of the formation, availability, and importance of mineral, rock, energy, water and soil resources.
  • Relate the Theory of Plate Tectonics to Earth processes such as volcanism, earthquakes and mountain building.
  • Recognize the processes of: weathering, soil and sediment formation, mass wasting, deserts, surface water, ground water, glaciers and coastlines; and be able to recognize and describe their general features.
  • Describe various ways in which the study of Physical Geology impacts human activities and how it is important and vital to daily life.
Credit Hours: 4
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Lab: 2 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Geology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Henry
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Lab kit needed by 2/1/21
Open Seats: 1
Meets: MW from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 1
Meets: MW from
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Section: 101
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Henry
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Lab kit needed by 2/1/21
Open Seats: 4
Meets: MW from 5:30PM to 6:45PM
Section: N50
Open Seats: 4
Meets: MW from
5:30PM to 6:45PM
Section: N50
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Hallauer
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Lab kit needed by 2/1/21
Course Fee: $30.00
Open Seats: 4
Section: 500
Open Seats: 4
Section: 500
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Hallauer
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Lab kit needed by 2/1/21
Course Fee: $30.00
Open Seats: 1
Section: 501
Open Seats: 1
Section: 501
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Thompson
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Lab kit needed by 2/1/21
Course Fee: $30.00
Open Seats: 3
Section: 502
Open Seats: 3
Section: 502