Geology

Introduction

"Geology: This course will cover the fundamentals of geology. Topics covered will include rocks and minerals, the water cycle, glaciers, oceans, plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes. Also covered will be tools and basic science concepts used to acquire information in each of these areas. There is no math prerequisite, however math concepts will be used in describing models, and students will be expected to solve problems using arithmetic and simple algebra concepts."

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"Environment Geology involves the relationships of geology, humans and their environment. The course examines the ways in which geologic hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, landslides, tsunamis and others) affect people and the places and manners in which they live. Additionally, students will study the effects of people and the activities of our daily lives on the earth’s surface: our use of soil to grow food, our habits-walking, driving and building on soils and bedrock, extraction of drinking water from the ground, use of petroleum and other mineral resources, and pollution of soil and water, as examples."

Source: CMCC 2020-2021 Academic Catalog - PDF page 126