G201 :  Principles of Physical Geology

Principles of Physical Geology is part of a three-term sequential introductory geology series designed for both Geology majors and students needing a lab science who are planning to transfer to a four-year institution. This course can also be taken by other individuals who desire to gain a better understanding of the Earth. A number of field trips are utilized throughout the year to illustrate geologic concepts utilizing Oregon's and Washington's plentiful geologic history. G201, Principles of Physical Geology, focuses on the study of mineral formation, origins of rocks and investigation of internal Earth processes as they are related to plate tectonics, mountain building, earthquakes and volcanic activity. Geologic maps and cross-sections are utilized extensively.
Prerequisite: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

Students are required to attend a field trip listed under "Must Read" for dates. Students who cannot attend due to class or work schedule conflicts must do an alternative project.
Credit Hours: 4
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