Course Catalog : Subject Area




Geology Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
GOL 105 Physical Geology
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 and competency in Math Essentials units 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests or equivalent. Introduces the composition and structure of the earth and modifying agents and processes. Investigates the formation of minerals and rocks, weathering, erosion, earthquakes, and crustal deformation. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
GOL 106 Historical Geology
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): GOL 105 or divisional approval. Traces the evolution of the earth and life through time. Presents scientific theories of the origin of the earth and life and interprets rock and fossil record. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
GOL 111 Oceanography I
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 and competency in Math Essentials units 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests or equivalent. Examines the dynamics of the oceans and ocean basins. Applies the principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
GOL 112 Oceanography II
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): GOL 111 or division approval. Examines the dynamics of the oceans and ocean basins. Applies the principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
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