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Course Descriptions Geology-Geophysics (GG)


Updated for 2014-2015

GG 101 Introduction to Geology (3)

Lecture course in the fundamentals of physical geology covering rocks and minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, external processes of weathering, mass wasting, erosion, the internal processes of magma movement and the dynamics of plate tectonics. Field trips to nearby sites to study local geology are optional. An optional lab course, GG 101L, is offered and students could register concurrently in the lab course. (DP)

Rec Prep: Completion of Math 22 and ENG 21 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

GG 101L Introductory Geology Lab (1)

Laboratory course offered as an optional part of the introductory geology lecture course. The class will study structure and properties of the earth, rocks and minerals, make topographic maps, interpret geologic maps, interpret seismic data, groundwater properties, and geological time scale. On campus field trips conducted to learn about surface phenomena are optional. Class meets for 3 hours of lab per week. (DY)

Prerequisite: Completion of GG 101 with a grade of C or better or concurrent registration in GG 101.

Rec Prep: Completion of MATH 22 and ENG 21 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

GG 103 Geology of the Hawaiian Islands (3)

Hawaiian geology and geologic processes: origin of Hawaiian Islands, volcanism, rocks and minerals, geomorphology, stream processes, coastal geology, landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis, groundwater, and geological and environmental hazards. Fieldtrips arranged. (DP)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, and MATH 18 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Prep: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 100, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 82.

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