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GOL 105: Physical Geology (4 cr.) — 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. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

GOL 106: Historical Geology (4 cr.) — 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 records. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

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