Geology

GLG 1101 Physical Geology

Surface processes of wind, water and ice in changing Earth's surface, plate tectonics; interior forces that cause earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building. Introduction to natural resources; impact of natural hazards on human populations; and impact of human activities in the natural world. Laboratory component stresses introduction to and use of basic scientific method and problem solving. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

GLG 1111 Physical Geology Laboratory

Identification of minerals, sediments and rocks; interpretation of topographic maps and geologic maps. Laboratory must be taken concurrently with Physical Geology.
0 Credit Hours

GLG 1201 Historical Geology

The Earth in space, physical evolution of the oceans, atmosphere and continents, origin of life and its evolution, physical and biological development of the North American continent. Lab component stresses further application of scientific method and problem solving. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

GLG 1211 Historical Geology Laboratory

Rates of change, age dating, fossils, depositional environments, stratigraphy, correlation, facies, and interpretation of geologic maps. Laboratory must be taken concurrently with Historical Geology.
0 Credit Hours

GLG 1301 Geologic Field Trips

Hands-on experience during several Saturday day-long field trips to different locations in Ohio. Field activities are meant to mimic what field geologists do. Use of on-site observations to interpret and understand the building of the Appalachian Mountains and the geological development of Ohio. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

GLG 1401 Environmental Geology

Introduction to minerals, rock cycle, Plate Tectonics. Use/misuse of natural resources, waste disposal, pollution. Analysis of natural hazards: floods, volcanism, earthquakes, mass wasting, and others. Consequences of human activities: population growth, sustainability; mitigation and remediation strategies and processes. Laboratory component stresses use of scientific method, critical thinking, and problem solving. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

GLG 1411 Environmental Geology Laboratory

Identification of minerals and rocks. Analysis of natural hazards, natural resources, pollution and anthropogenic problems. Development/proposal of mitigation/remediation strategies. Laboratory must be taken concurrently with GLG 1401, Environmental Geology. Two lab hours per week.
0 Credit Hours

GLG 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours