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Geology
Course Code
GEOL 1120  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Physical Geology 
Description This course explores the principles and processes of geology with an emphasis on the study of the Earth's structures, materials (internal and external) and plate tectonics. Topics covered in the course include igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Special attention is paid to the dramatic role of volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion and landslides in the shaping of our planet. Field trips are an optional part of the course. This course has an optional lab (GEOL 1130). Completion of both GEOL 1120 and GEOL 1130 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
GEOL 1130  Credits 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Physical Geology Lab 
Description This course introduces the general principles and techniques of mineral and rock identification. Other topics covered include topographic map and stratigraphic analysis, as well as structural geology. Completion of both GEOL 1120 and GEOL 1130 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Pre/Co-requisites

GEOL 1120.

 


Course Code
GEOL 1140  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Historical Geology 
Description This course serves as an introduction to the general principles and processes of geology with an emphasis on the study of geologic time (absolute and relative), and the correlation of geologic time with the rock record, past life forms and geographies. Topics covered include the formation of our planet within the context of the solar system, as well as the evolution of our Earth's surface and the life forms which inhabit it. Special emphasis is placed upon the cycles our planet experiences, which seemingly control its destiny. Field trips are an optional part of the course. This course has an optional lab (GEOL 1150). Completion of both GEOL 1140 and GEOL 1150 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3.  
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052



Course Code
GEOL 1150  Credits 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Historical Geology Lab 
Description This course introduces the general principles and techniques of sedimentary rock, mineral and fossil identification. Other topics covered include sedimentary environments, tectonic settings and age relations. Completion of both GEOL 1140 and GEOL 1150 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Pre/Co-requisites

GEOL 1140.