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Geology

Department Overview
The science of geology seeks to understand the Earth and its relationship to the rest of the universe. It is the study of the history of life, the interactions of the mountains, plains, atmosphere, and oceans, and the succession of physical events that accompany an orderly development of life.

Geology courses at Pierce College are often hands-on and include field trips and laboratory study of minerals, rocks, fossils, and maps. Students are introduced to a wide variety of concepts and experiences aimed at bringing a greater understanding of the Earth's complex and varied geology.

Course Listing

Course Listings for Geology
GEOL& 101 - Intro Physical Geology (formerly GEOL 101 - CCN)Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
GEOL& 103 - Historical Geology (formerly GEOL 103 - CCN)General Degree RequirementNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
GEOL 107 - EXPLORING EARTH SCIENCEGeneral Degree RequirementNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
GEOL& 110 - Environmental Geology (formerly GEOL/ENVIR 105)Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
GEOL 112 - GEOHAZARDS AND NATURAL DISASTERSNatural ScienceGeneral Transferable Electives
GEOL& 115 - Geology National Parks (formerly GEOL 120 -CCN)Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
GEOL& 120 - Volcanoes (formerly GEOL 282 - CCN)Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
GEOL& 208 - Geology of Pacific NorthwestGeneral Degree RequirementNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
GEOL 283 - REGIONAL GEOLOGYNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives