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GEOL 110 - Physical Geology (3).
Description: An introduction to the major geologic processes which shape the earth. Notes: A student may not receive credit for GEOL 110 and 101, 102, or 120. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Corequisites: GEOL 113.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Earth

GEOL 110H - Physical Geology (3).
Description: An introduction to the major geologic processes which shape the earth. Notes: A student may not receive credit for GEOL 110 and 101, 102, or 120. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Corequisites: GEOL 113.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Earth

GEOL 113 - Physical Geology Laboratory (1:0:3).
Description: Laboratory studies of minerals, rocks, age dating, topographic and geologic maps, groundwater, streams, mass wasting, volcanism, earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics. Notes: Lab Fee: $40. Offered in fall and spring. Corequisites: GEOL 110.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Earth

GEOL 199 - General Geology Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 201 - Natural Disasters (4:3:2).
Description: A survey of earthquakes, volcanoes, and other catastrophic natural disasters with emphasis on causes, effects, and human adjustments. Notes: Offered as needed.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 210 - Historical Geology (3).
Description: A study of the origin and evolution of the earth's crust, its major features and its occupants. Notes: Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 210H - Historical Geology (3).
Description: A study of the origin and evolution of the earth's crust, its major features and its occupants. Notes: Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 211 - Historical Geology Laboratory (1:0:3).
Description: This course offers opportunities to develop skills in many of the scientific methods used to discern and interpret earth's geological history and to study models of earth's evolution. Notes: Lab Fee: $40. Offered as needed. Prerequisites: GEOL 210 prerequisite or corequisite.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Earth

GEOL 220 - Oceanography (3).
Description: An examination of the major features of the ocean and the chemical and geologic processes responsible for them.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 225 - Soils and Land Use (3)
Description: An investigation into the natural factors that influence soil formation and development in diverse environments and how soil characteristics influence overall sustainability and land use.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 250 - Earth and Space Systems (3).
Description: A survey of fundamental laws, principles and concepts of geology, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy. Restricted to ECED, ELEM & SPED majors. Students may not receive credit for GEOL 250 and 101 or 102 or 110/113. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: PHYS 250/251. Corequisites: GEOL 251.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Earth

GEOL 251 - Earth and Space Systems Laboratory (1:0:3).
Description: A laboratory to accompany GEOL 250. Notes: Lab Fee: $40. Restricted to ECED, ELEM and SPED majors. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: PHYS 250/251. Corequisites: GEOL 250.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Earth

GEOL 270 - Dinosaurs (3).
Description: A comprehensive overview of dinosaurs including their biology, behavior, ecology, evolution, and extinction, including a history discovery. With dinosaurs as focal point, this course serves as an introduction to science and the scientific method, specifically how hypotheses are formulated and tested.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

Course Attributes:
Natural Science - Earth

GEOL 299 - General Geology Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 305 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3).
Description: Course discusses solving problems with spatial analysis by using geographic information systems, a powerful technology that combines layers of data in a computerized environment, creating and analyzing maps in which patterns and processes are superimposed. Notes: Cross-listed with GEOG 305. Prerequisites: GEOG 101 or 201 or consent of the instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 335 - Fundamentals of Geochemistry (3).
Description: Investigation of reactions controlling the geochemistry of the earth's crust. Prerequisites: CHEM 105. Notes: Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 340 - Hydrogeology (3).
Description: An environmentally based overview of the basic principles controlling the hydrologic cycle and the occurrence and movement of groundwater in a variety of geologic settings. Notes: Lab Fee: $40. Offered variable times. Prerequisites: CHEM 105 and GEOL 101 or GEOL 110.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 345 - Geology of the Bahamas (3).
Description: A hands on course that allows students to observe modern carbonate environments and coral reef communities through travel to a tropical island (San Salvador, Bahamas) and evaluate how physical and biological processes, are translated into the rock record. Prerequisite: 1 Natural Science course or instructor permission. Notes: Offered periodically. A grade of S or U will be recorded.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 351 - Independent Study in Geology (2) (2) (2).
Description: Directed study of diverse geological topics which extends individual opportunities beyond curriculum limits. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisites: Permission of the Department Chair and 6 hours of geology.
2.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 352 - Independent Study in Geology

2.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 360 - History of Life (3).
Description: A survey of 3 billion years of life on Earth, with a focus on how biological, geological, and astronomical processes shaped living systems through time. Prerequisites: Any geology or biology class, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 399 - General Geology Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 401 - South Carolina Natural History (4:3:1).
Description: A field trip-based study of the influence of geology and geologic history on the evolution and distribution of South Carolina flora and fauna. Notes: Lab Fee: $160. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: BIOL 203/204, or GEOL 110/113, or GEOL 210 or GEOL 250/251.
4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department

GEOL 551 - Research (3:0:3).
Description: Scholarly research conducted with geology faculty member. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered fall, spring and summer. Students may take for additional credit up to three times. Prerequisites: GEOL110/113, and GEOL210,220,340,360,or 401 and permission of the Department Chair.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

Chemistry/Physics/Geology Department


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