GEOL 170 Geologic History of the Great Basin

Discussion and observation of the physical and historical geology and natural history of the Great Basin province of the United States, with specific emphasis on the geology of Death Valley National Park. Lectures preparatory to the field trip and geologic tools will be utilized to explore, understand, and observe the geology in the Great Basin and around Death Valley. Tools of geologic inquiry include field notes, hand lens, Brunton compass, topographic maps, aerial photographs, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Global Positional Systems (GPS). Student must attend the field trip or complete an approved alternative assignment to successfully complete the course.

Unit: 1.00

CSU, Associate Degree Applicable

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Lecture: Minimum 2 hours per semester

Laboratory: Minimum 42 hours per semester

Departmental Recommendation: Eligibility for ENGL 101 and MATH 095