G 201 Physical Geology I

Introduces physical geology and fundamental geologic principles. Includes topics such as Earth's interior, tectonic processes, and their influence on mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks, and minerals. Laboratory component highlights rocks, minerals, and geophysical data. Suitable for science majors and non-majors. Geology courses do not need to be taken in sequence.




MTH 075 or MTH 098 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AS Physical Science, AAOT Science/Math Lab Course, AGS Math/Science


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe the process of scientific inquiry in the context of plate tectonic theory. Solve quantitative problems resulting from plate tectonic processes. Classify and identify important Earth materials. Use plate tectonic theory to explain geologic processes that occur on and below the surface of the Earth.