Geology Courses

GLY 1600 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY (4 s.h.)

A laboratory-based geology class centered on the study of introductory mineralogy, petrology, geomorphology, and historical and structural geology. Laboratories concentrate on mineral and rock identification, topographic and geologic map use and interpretation, geologic structures, and geologic interrelations with the environment. A field trip may be required.

Prerequisites: MAT 1050 or higher
Offered: as needed


GLY 2000 PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY AND METEOROLOGY (4 s.h.)

An introductory geoscience class exploring introductory oceanic and atmospheric science with required laboratory. Laboratories will concentrate on general oceanographic and meteorological concepts. A field trip may be required.

Prerequisites: MAT 1050 or higher
Offered: as needed


GLY 2100 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) (3 s.h.)

This course is intended to be an introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis. It is a structured study of the basic components and concepts of GIS and how they are constructed and manipulated. A significant component of the course will involve the application of the ArcGIS software package to various topics and fields of study. Students will obtain hands-on experience working with ArcGIS software and various datasets. This course is not a lab science.

Prerequisites: MAT 1050 and CSC 1000
Offered: as needed


GLY 3000 PLANETARY GEOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY (4 s.h.)

An introductory geoscience course exploring planetary geology, solar astronomy, stellar astronomy, and cosmology with required laboratory. Laboratories concentrate on remote sensing, image analysis, comparative planetology, and astronomy. A term paper and presentation are required.

Prerequisites: MATH 1050 or higher
Offered: as needed


GLY 4000 ADVANCED GEOLOGY (4 s.h.)

An advanced laboratory-based course concentrating on mineralogy, petrology, stratigraphy, structural geology, and tectonics. The geologic framework of North America is the basis for the course. A required field trip and term paper are part of the curriculum.

Prerequisites: GLY 1600
Offered: as needed


GLY 4850 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4 s.h.)

A course associated with geosciences. Conditionally offered with faculty availability and student interest.

Prerequisites: Determined by the department
Offered: as needed