GEOL 270 Geology of the Eastern Sierra Nevada

Discussion and observation of the physical and historical geology and natural history of the Pacific Coast province of the United States, with specific emphasis on the geology of Eastern Sierra Nevada. Lectures preparatory to the field trip and geologic tools will be utilized to explore, understand, and observe the geology in the southern section of the Sierra Nevada (from Ridgecrest area to north of Big Pine, CA). Students must attend the field trip to successfully complete the course. (Formerly GEOL 270ABC)

Unit: 1.00

CSU, Associate Degree Applicable

Prerequisites: None

Lecture: Minimum 8 hours per semester

Laboratory: Minimum 32 hours per semester