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: Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 100 or ESL 120, 121, and 122. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.