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Geology

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GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology • 6 Cr.

Studies the physical processes, both on and beneath the surface, that have over time given the earth its present form. Course format includes field and laboratory study of minerals, rocks, and maps. Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC.

GEOL 103 Evolution of the Earth • 6 Cr.

Surveys the geologic history of the earth, including the history of life on earth. Students learn to interpret rock and fossil evidence. The course is designed for non-majors includes laboratory work. Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC.

GEOL 107 Geologic Catastrophes • 5 Cr.

Explore the science behind our restless earth. This class examines the geologic disasters that face human society, including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami, landslides, floods, meteorite impacts and global climate change. In addition, we will examine ways that we can better prepare our society and ourselves for when disaster strikes.

GEOL 194 Special Topics in Geology • V1-5 Cr.

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Geology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

GEOL 195 Special Topics in Geology • V1-5 Cr.

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Geology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

GEOL 196 Special Topics in Geology • V1-5 Cr.

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Geology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

GEOL 197 Special Topics in Geology • V1-5 Cr.

Covers supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Geology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

GEOL 199 Individual Studies in Geology • V1-5 Cr.

Allows for special projects, student research and independent study in Geology by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

GEOL& 208 Geology of the Pacific NW • 6 Cr.

Examines the geologic history of the Pacific Northwest, focusing on geologic processes important to its evolution. Students use evidence from rocks, landforms, and maps to reconstruct the geological story of the region. Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC.

GEOL 299 Individual Studies in Geology • V1-5 Cr.

Allows for advanced special projects, student research and independent study in Geology by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.