Courses in Earth Sciences

GEOL-G 108 Selected Earth Science Topics (3 cr)

Selected topics of general interest in earth science.

  • Open to all majors.

VT: Indiana Geology

  • Offered periodically, online.
  • Prerequisite: None

GEOL-G 111 Physical Geology (3 cr)

Basic concepts of geology. Formation of rocks, erosion and landscape evolution, plate tectonics, and interpretation of earth processes from geological data.

  • Lab fee required.
  • Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters.

GEOL-G 112 Historical Geology (3 cr)

Continuation of GEOL-G 111. Principles of interpreting earth history from geological data. Geologic time, biological evolution, plate tectonics, and ancient environments.

  • Lab fee required. Offered periodically.
  • Prerequisite: GEOL-G 111

GEOL-G 113 Directed Study in Earth Science (1-3 cr)

Intended primarily for elementary education students.

  • Credit not given toward NSM distribution requirements.
  • Lab fee required.
  • Prerequisite / Corequisite: One course in Earth Science, or consent of instructor.

GEOL-G 210 Oceanography (3 cr)

Introduction to the study of the oceans and marine processes. Emphasis on morphology of the ocean floor, life in the ocean, oceanic circulation, and submarine geology.

  • Offered periodically, spring semester.
  • Prerequisite: One college level science course or permission of instructor

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