*Alert: Germanna will be closed for Winter Break beginning at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 23rd and will reopen Monday, January 5th at 8:00 AM.

Back to Top
Main Content

Geology Course Descriptions

Catalog and Student Handbook

Back to Course Descriptions

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.

Back to Course Descriptions