Tompkins Cortland Community College

GEOL101 - Introductory Geology

This is an introductory course in physical geology. Topics include structure of the earth, rocks and minerals, weathering and erosion, glaciation, plate tectonics, earthquakes, mountain building, igneous activity, geologic time, and local geology. Laboratories include the study of rocks, minerals, fossils, and topographic maps. Substantial outside preparation for the laboratories is required. GEOL 101 fulfills the SUNY General Education Natural Sciences requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 099 or prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ESL 120, 121, and 122 (or prior completion of ESL 103) if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 095 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.