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2014-15 Catalog

GEOL - GEOLOGY

GEOL A111: Physical Geology (4 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 3
Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Science w/ Lab.
Special Fees.
Introduction to physical geology.  Study of earth, its materials, and processes affecting changes on and within.  Laboratory training in use of topographic maps, and recognition of common rocks and minerals. 

GEOL A115: Environmental Geology (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Sciences Requirement.
An introduction to the study of applied environmental geology with a focus on geologic processes and linkages to how humans interact with the geologic environment.  Both internal and external Earth processes and related topics such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions as well as coastal processes and mineral and energy resources will be included. 

GEOL A115L: Environmental Geology Laboratory (1 CR) 

Contact Hours:  0 + 3
Prerequisites: GEOL A115 or concurrent enrollment.
Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Natural Sciences Lab Only.
Special Fees.
Investigation of problems in environmental geology related to volcanic and earthquake hazards, surface and groundwater pollution, landslides, coastal processes, and waste disposal with emphasis on the local areas in Alaska. Several local field trips are included. 

GEOL A190: Introductory Topics in Geology (1-3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  1-3 + 0
Special Note:  May be repeated with change of topic.
Introductory study of a selected topic in geology.  

 

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