Department of Geography & Environmental Studies

GEOL Undergraduate Lower-Division Courses

Study of surface features of the earth and how they were formed: rocks that make up the crust of the earth. GEOL 1010 (Lab) must be taken concurrently. Approved for LAS Natural Science area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Physical and Natural World.

  • 4 Credits

Development of the science of geology, study of earth history and development of life forms throughout geologic time. Three lectures and one field trip or laboratory per week. Approved for LAS Natural Science area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Physical and Natural World. Prer., GEOL 1010, GES 1010, or concurrent enrollment.

  • 4 Credits

Three lectures and one field trip or laboratory per week. An outline of the development, through time, of the geology of Colorado. Includes a summary of the evolution of life. Last part of course is devoted to history of development of economic resources, including placer and hard rock mining, coal, oil and gas production, and oil shale. This is a course for non majors designed as a follow-up for those who have had GEOL 1010. Approved for LAS Natural Science area requirement.

  • 4 Credits
 
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