• Geology


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    Courses provide students with general theoretical knowledge of the field of geography, as well as the ability to work as a field researcher or a computer map technician using Geographic Information System (GIS).

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Explain the dynamics of weather and climate on the planet
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the various biomes on the planet
    • Explain the various challenges (such as political, economic and environmental) faced in the various regions of our planet
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the main religious belief systems of the world
    • Explain the various environmental threats facing the planet today
    • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and create maps

    The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a geography degree at a college or university. To prepare for such a degree and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options in the catalog.

    Students receiving financial aid must be seeking a certificate or degree and following official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

    Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities. Students are advised to:

    Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer - Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH221 General Chemistry I 5
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus 5
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 17-18
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH222 General Chemistry II 5
    MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus 5
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 17-18
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH223 General Chemistry III 5
    MTH253 Calculus III 4
    WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
    Term Credits: 13
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    G201 Principles of Physical Geology 4
    MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus or MTH261 Linear Algebra 4-5
    PH201 General Physics I or
    PH211 General Physics with Calculus I
    5
      Elective / university requirement 3
    Term Credits: 16-17
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    G202 Principles of Physical Geology 4
    GEOG265 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
    PH202 General Physics II or
    PH212 General Physics with Calculus II
    5
      Arts and Letters requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 15-16
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking  or
    COMM114 Argument and Critical Discourse
    4
    G203 Principles of Historical Geology 4
    PH203 General Biology III 5
      Health and Physical Education requirement 3
    Term Credits: 15-16

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