Geology (G)

G148C Volcanoes and Their Activity

Credits 3Fall

Registration Requirement: 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.

This is an introductory course in volcanology, which is a branch of the science of geology. The student will develop an understanding of the types, origin, activity, products and hazards of volcanoes. Additionally, the student will have the opportunity to visit major volcanic sites in the Pacific Northwest.

Additional Course Fee: $30.00

G165 Regional Field Geology

Credits 3Summer

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course consists of an extended field trip to a region of special geologic interest. The trip is arranged to illustrate various geologic characteristics and special features unique to the selected region and includes studies of the topographic and geologic setting and significant events through geologic time. More specifically, lithology, stratigraphy, age and origin of geologic structures and geomorphology are discovered. The course will begin with a mandatory on-campus meeting prior to the field trip and finish with a mandatory on-campus meeting after the field trip. A field notebook is required.

Additional Course Fee: $60.00

G201 Principles of Physical Geology

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH060, 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.

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.

Additional Course Fee: $30.00

G202 Principles of Physical Geology

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: G201; or instructor consent.

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. G202, Principles of Physical Geology, analyzes the surface processes of weathering and erosion, their interaction with earth materials, and the resulting landforms. These surface processes include weathering, mass wasting, streams, groundwater, wind, waves and glaciers. Topographic maps and the method used in the sciences are utilized extensively.

Additional Course Fee: $30.00

G203 Principles of Historical Geology

Credits 4Spring

Registration Requirement: G202; or instructor consent.

Principles of Historical 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. G203, Principles of Historical Geology, finishes out the sequence and applies principles of plate tectonics and surface processes to interpret Earth's geologic history and to study fossils and examine the changes of life over time. Geologic maps and cross-sections are utilized extensively.

Additional Course Fee: $30.00

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.