Geology

GLG 121: PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

An introduction to the fundamental principles that shape planet earth. Emphasis is placed on understanding the processes of weathering and erosion, the origin of earthquakes, the formation of mountains and volcanoes and the drifting of continents. Laboratory study of common minerals and rocks and features of topographic and geologic maps. Field trips to significant geological localities are an integral part of the laboratory program. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Lab Science, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix B, Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


GLG 124: THE EARTH THROUGH TIME

The study of the origin and evolution of planet earth and its life through geological time. Special emphasis is placed on the development of North America, employing the newest concepts of plate tectonics and sea floor spreading. Laboratory study of fossils, geologic maps and structures. Field trips to significant geological localities are an integral part of the laboratory program. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Lab Science, Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


GLG 126: ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

The study of local, regional and global perspectives of environmental geological issues while focusing on earth materials and processes. Emphasis will be placed on both hazardous natural earth processes and human related environmental problems and solutions. Topics such as earthquakes, volcanic activity, flooding, landslides, groundwater pollution, soil pollution and mineral resource issues will be investigated. Laboratory work will be supplemented by field trips. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Lab Science, Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


GLG 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of geology or related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


GLG 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to GLG 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


GLG 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to GLG 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


GLG 291: FIELD GEOLOGY STUDY I

An opportunity to learn about geological principles and processes through direct field study in a specific area or region. The student would be expected to do assigned readings in preparation for the trip and to attend one or more study sessions prior to their participation in the trip. At the end of the field study, the student will prepare and submit a field trip report. Students will be expected to bear certain costs for camping and travel. Each field study will have a specific title and description, depending on the area or region to be visited. The student's time commitment to the course will be approximately 35-50 hours. Prerequisite: GLG 121 or PHS 102 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


GLG 292: FIELD GEOLOGY STUDY II

Similar to GLG 291, except that the student's time commitment to the course will be approximately 70-90 hours. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: GLG 121 or PHS 102 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


GLG 293: FIELD GEOLOGY STUDY III

Similar to GLG 291, except that the student's time commitment to the course will be approximately 105-135 hours. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: GLG 121 or PHS 102 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


GLG 294: FIELD GEOLOGY STUDY IV

Similar to GLG 291, except that the student's time commitment to the course will be approximately 120 - 140 hours. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: GLG 121 or PHS 102 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Math, Physical & Computer Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015