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GEOL 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Historical Geology
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite Required: GEOL 1403.
Course Description: This course is for non-science and science majors. It is a study of earth materials and processes within a developmental time perspective. Topics include: fossil taxonomy and preservation, stratigraphy, geologic time scale, relative and absolute age dating, geologic maps, plate tectonics, astronomy, events during each major interval of the geologic time scale, glaciation, evolution and energy. The geologic history of North America is emphasized. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4006015403

Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.