Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 101 - Physical Geology


A study of the physical aspects of the earth. Topics explored in this course include minerals, rocks, soils, structures, landforms, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, streams, erosion, and weathering. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in MATH 080 , appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week; field trips. Formerly GL 101.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze, interpret, and use scientific data to evaluate geologic hypotheses.
  • Infer geologic processes from the identification of common minerals and rocks through the systematic observation and measurement of physical properties.
  • Compare and contrast rates of various processes operating on earth.
  • Evaluate the impact of geology and geologic resources on society using information from printed or electronic sources.
  • Predict the likelihood of geologic hazards in a region using geological and historical data.
  • Interpret the landforms and geologic evolution of a region using topographic and geologic maps.

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