GEOLOGY

GEOLOGY

Note: Geology courses are offered by the Department of Geography.

GEOLOGY 2060
Physical Geology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0
Other hours: 0-0-8

Origin, composition and structure of the earth; identification of common rocks and mineral resources; evolution of the surface features of continents and ocean basins. A one-day field trip will be scheduled on a Saturday.

Prerequisite: Geography 1000.

GEOLOGY 3020
Hydrogeology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-8

A study of the physical and chemical characteristics of groundwater and its movement through geological media. Resource and geomorphic aspects of groundwater are stressed and potential contamination from surface sources are examined. A one-day field trip will be scheduled on a Saturday.

Prerequisite: Geology 2060.

GEOLOGY 3850
Selected Topics in Geology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0
Other hours: 0-0-16

Depending on student demand and available faculty. Various areas of physical and historical geology.

GEOLOGY 4010
Quaternary Geology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0
Other hours: 0-0-8

Geological conditions, facies and events during the last 2.5 million years of earth history, focusing on Canada, and a comparison of these with similar facies formed in other geological eras.

Prerequisites: Geology 2060 and Geography 3060.

GEOLOGY 4850
Selected Topics in Geology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0
Other hours: 0-0-16

Depending on student demand and available faculty. Various areas of physical and historical geology.