DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
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The science of geology seeks to understand the Earth and the natural processes that act within the Earth’s environment. The basic concepts of geology overlap several disciplines within the natural sciences. Knowledge of geology provides a background for careers in natural resources, meteorology, energy, engineering, geophysics, the environmental field, and education.
Many geology courses offered at Collin College will satisfy part of the General Education Core requirement for Life & Physical Sciences.
The Associate of Science degree with coursework in geology prepares the student to pursue university studies leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.
Students should visit with an academic advisor to ensure the best selection of courses to complete the General Education Core and/or an associate degree, and to transfer to their chosen major for a baccalaureate.
GEOL 1401: Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I
An introductory survey of the Earth science disciplines geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. GEOL 1401 is also offered as a blended course.
GEOL 1402: Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors II
An extension of the study of geology, astronomy, meteorology and oceanography, focusing on natural resources, natural hazards, and climate variability.
GEOL 1403: Physical Geology
An introduction to the study of the materials and processes that have modified and shaped the surface and interior of Earth over time.
GEOL 1404: Historical Geology
A comprehensive survey of the history of life and major events in the physical development of Earth as interpreted from rocks and fossils.
GEOL 1445: Oceanography
A study of aspects of the ocean including: origins, plate tectonics, sediments, seawater chemistry, currents, waves, tides, coastal features, ecosystems, and resources.
GEOL 1447: Introduction to Meteorology
An examination of the Earth's atmosphere, global climate, and associated environmental factors.
For additional information, please visit the Collin College Catalog.
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Dr. Jud May
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