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Geology Course Descriptions

GEOL360 - PHYSICAL GEOLOGY (3-2-4)
A study of the principles of physical geology important to many engineering activities. Included are seismic exploration methods; mineralogy; igneous and metamorphic processes; structure and stability of crustal features; ground and running water; weathering and erosion; and coastal processes. Prerequisite: MATH205 College Mathematics I. Day Course.

GEOL370 - ENGINEERING GEOLOGY (4-0-4)
Internal structure of the earth, composition, strength and mechanical properties of rocks, surface features, rivers, movement of groundwater, slope stability, dams erosion and land subsistence, gravity and seismic site surveying, plate tectonics and associated earthquakes and hazards are studied. Prerequisite: MATH245 College Mathematics II and PHYS210 College Physics I. Day Course.

GEOL400 - SITE CHARACTERIZATION (2-4-4)
An introduction to the techniques and equipment utilized to characterize the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of a site and their interpretation as related to environmental issues or projects. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day Course.

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