Your Curriculum


Catalog 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Daina Hardisty: 503-491-7407 Room AC 2590

Geology is the study of the earth. It seeks to describe, classify and analyze the earth’s physical and chemical characteristics and catalog the history of earth and past life forms. Geologists examine land forms and rocks to discover how the Earth has formed and changed over time. Geology involves the investigation of Earth hazards, resources and environment as well as solutions to these problems.

Curricular Outcomes
At the completion of this curriculum, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of discipline-specific fundamental geologic concepts
  • Utilize the method of scientific inquiry with respect to geosciences
  • Communicate ideas and views regarding the geosciences as these relate to current issues and daily life
  • Acquire the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate geologic data and information
  • Apply geologic knowledge and skills to a range of problems and propose scientifically reasonable and acceptable solutions
  • Demonstrate technical skills in the collection and analysis of geologic data in field and laboratory settings.

The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a Bachelor of Science in geology 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 on pages 10-15 of the printed 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:

  • Contact the transfer university to confirm specific admission/major/degree requirements.
  • Consult with a faculty adviser early to develop an educational plan.

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 Credits
CH221 General Chemistry I 5
MTH251 Calculus I: Differental Calculus 4
WR121 English Composition 4
  Humanities Requirement 1 3-4
Second Quarter
CH222 General Chemistry II 5
MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus 4
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
  Social Science Requirements 1 3-4
Third Quarter
CH223 General Chemistry III 5
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
MTH253 Calculus III 4
WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
Fourth Quarter
G201 Principles of Geology 4
MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus or
MTH261 Linear Algebra2
PH201 General Physics I or
General Physics with Calculus I
  Elective1 3
Fifth Quarter
G202 Principles of Physical Geology 4
PH202 General Physics II or
PH212 General Physics with Calculus II
  Humanities requirement1 3-4
  Social Science Requirements 1 3-4
Sixth Quarter
G203 Principles of Geology 4
PH203 General Physics III or
General Physics with Calculus III
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
SP114 Argument and Critical Discourse
  Health & Physical Education Requirement 1 3

1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree; refer to degree requirements, page 14 of the printed catalog.
2 Check with faculty advisor before registration.

Transfer Schools' Web Links
Oregon State University -
Portland State University -
Southern Oregon University -
University of Oregon - sciences

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