Course Descriptions

GLG 101

Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture

A study of the kind and arrangement of materials composing the earth's crust and the geological processes at work on and within the earth's surface.

Prerequisites: None.

GLG 102

Introduction to Geology II - Historical Lecture

Outlines the origin and history of the earth with emphasis on North America--its dynamic, geographic, and climatic changes; animals and plants of the past; the evolution of life.

Prerequisites: None.

GLG 103

Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab

May accompany GLG101. Study of common rock-forming minerals, rocks, and maps.

Prerequisites: None.

GLG 104

Intro to Geology II-Historical Lab

May accompany GLG102. Study of geological structures and rocks, fossils, and geologic maps. May require field trips.

Prerequisites: None.

GLG 105

Introduction to Planetary Science

A survey of solar system objects and their geologic evolution, surfaces, interiors, and atmospheres, and the methods used to study them; weekly laboratory for data analysis and experiments; possible weekend field trip.

Prerequisites: None.

GLG 110

Geologic Disasters and the Environment

Acquaints students with the use and importance of geological studies as they apply to the interactions between people and the earth. Includes geological processes and hazards such as floods, earthquakes, and landslides; use of fossil fuels; mining of raw materials.

Prerequisites: None.

GLG 111

Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab

May accompany GLG110. Basic geological processes and concepts. Emphasis on geology-related environmental problems concerning Arizona. Case histories and field studies. May require field trips.

Prerequisites: None.

GLG 121

Geology of the Grand Canyon

Introductory-level physiography and geology of the Grand Canyon. Includes a field trip to the Canyon.

Prerequisites: None. GLG 103 suggested but not required.


Field Studies for Educators

Field trips to selected geological areas in Arizona in order to collect and/or observe geological phenomena. Designed for pre-college teachers.

Prerequisites: None.


Field Geology of the Southwest

Field trips to selected areas in the Southwest (such as Arizona, Utah, California, and Sonora) to observe and interpret various geological features and phenomena.

Prerequisites: None. GLG103 suggested but not required.


Special Topics in Geology

Exploration of important topics in geology. Specific topic varies.

Prerequisites: None.


Grand Canyon Field Geology

A geology field trip by raft through the Grand Canyon from Lees Ferry to Lake Mead. Special fees required to cover trip expenses.

Prerequisites: None.

GLG 280

Geology of Arizona Lecture

Acquaints students with the physical and historical geology of Arizona, including the origin of present-day land forms and outstanding modern geologic features and processes now in operation.

Prerequisites: None.


Volunteerism for Geology: A Service Learning Experience