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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Geology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Science
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: The first course of a three-semester sequence of courses. Topics include limits and continuity, the derivative and its applications including related rates and optimization, L'Hopital's rule, antiderivatives, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, integration by substitution. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 1570 or MAT 1580 and Other ( with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description:

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.

Corequisites: GLG 1111

Description:

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

Corequisites: GLG 1101

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Notes: Choose any OT36 Social & Behavioral Science Elective (must be from 2 different subjects). View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

The second course of a three-semester sequence of courses. Techniques of integration, applications of integration, numerical integration, improper integrals, infinite sequences and series, power series, parametric equations, polar coordinates, conic sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 2270 and Other ( with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description:

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.

Prerequisites: GLG 1101 and GLG 1111

Corequisites: GLG 1211

Description:

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

Prerequisites: GLG 1101 and GLG 1111

Corequisites: GLG 1201

Description: A university-parallel course in chemistry for the science major. The first half of a comprehensive first-year survey of chemistry. Topics include the basics of matter, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, bonding, molecular geometry and gases. Students registering for this course should have previously taken high school chemistry or equivalent. Four classroom hours, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 or MAT 1450 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580 or MAT 2270 or MAT 2280 or MAT 2290

Corequisites: CHE 1251

Corequisites: CHE 1211

Description: Applied computer tools to solve engineering technology problems, emphasizing the integration of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and engineering research skills using the Internet. Applications of an integrated approach to research papers, engineering technology analysis, technical laboratory reports and technical presentations. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and DEV 0015 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description:

Fundamentals of mechanics including kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, oscillations, gravity, fluids, waves and sound, thermodynamics and kinetic theory, using calculus as appropriate. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 2270

Corequisites: PHY 2207

Notes: Choose any OT36 Social & Behavioral Science Elective (must be from 2 different subjects). View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Notes: Choose any OT36 Arts & Humanities Elective (must be from 2 different subjects). View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Notes: Choose any OT36 Arts & Humanities Elective (must be from 2 different subjects). View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Notes: take COM 2211 OR COM 2225 OR COM 2206

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description:

This course serves as an introduction to the study of regional geography at the global scale. Students will become familiar with and understand the use of maps/geo-technologies to explain geographic phenomena and patterns as they relate to world regions and their interrelationships, apply geographic concepts to the study of regions or a specific region,compare and contrast human and physical patterns and their variations over space,develop an appreciation of the complexities of regional and global environmental and socio-economic problems,understand globalization and place local issues in their global and historical context,and to understand human-environment interactions in various regions around the world.

Notes: Multicultural Elective - Choose one from these courses: AFR-1100, ART-2236, GEO-1101, GEO-1201, HUM-1130, LIT-2217, LIT-2234, PLS-2200, PLS-2220, PSY-1160, PSY-2225, REL-1111, REL-1112, SOC-1145, SOC-1219, SOC-2215

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.