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GEOL 101 Geology: Exploring Planet Earth (3-4 credits)
Fundamental principles of geology including tectonic and surficial processes, oceans, atmosphere, environmental applications, and resources. Includes a laboratory component. (Formerly GEOL 101, Physical Geology)

Prerequisite: Must have completed MATH 96, MATH 97, MATH 120 or higher, or attained satisfactory score for placement into MATH 120 in ACT, SAT or placement tests.

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GEOL 102 Earth and Life Through Time (4 credits)
The history of the earth and life as they have evolved together through time: plate tectonics, the physical landscape, and the biosphere. Includes laboratory for evaluating rocks, fossils, and the age of events.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GEOL 101.

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GEOL 132 Rocks and Minerals (3 credits)
An introduction to the more common or important minerals and rocks. Emphasizes the conditions of formation and hand sample identification. The economic value of minerals and rocks is presented.

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GEOL 201 Geology of Nevada (3 credits)
Important geological developments in Nevada that have occurred throughout geologic time. At least one field trip will be required.

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GEOL 210 Mineralogy and Crystallography (3 credits)
Crystallography, crystal chemistry, and the origin and determination of ore minerals and rock-forming minerals.

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GEOL 299 Special Topics in Geology (1-5 credits)
To be offered on a variety of geological topics as opportunity and demand dictate. Repeatable up to six credits. (Formerly GEOL 299B, Special Topics in Geology) [S/U]

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GEOL 334 Geomorphology and Soils (4 credits)
An introduction to the processes and development of landforms and soils as the result of surficial processes operating within the framework of global tectonics. Laboratory work includes methods of analysis of land forms from surface imagining and the study of soils. Includes field trips.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GEOL 101.

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