2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Course Descriptions for Geology

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Course Number: GEOL 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: This course is for the non-science major. It is an introductory survey of physical geology, historical geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. It relates the interaction of the earth sciences to the physical world. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4006015103


Course Number: GEOL 1402 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors II

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: GEOL 1401 or GEOL 1403.
Course Description: This course continues the study of the interaction of the earth sciences and the physical world. Special topics and fieldwork from the disciplines of geology, astronomy, meteorology, oceanography and related sciences may be covered. Selected principles and concepts from these applied sciences are explored. This course may be conducted as a field course. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4006015103


Course Number: GEOL 1403 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Physical Geology

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: This course is for science and non-science majors. It is an integrated study of earth materials and processes and interactions between solid earth, oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere. Included is an introduction to plate tectonic theory, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrology, geomorphology, and the earth's setting in space. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4006015403


Course Number: GEOL 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Historical Geology

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
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


Course Number: GEOL 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Environmental Science

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: This course covers the earth as a habitat with special attention to the interrelationships between humans and the physical environment. Topics covered include: geologic factors in land use planning, hydrology, geologic hazards, waste disposal and pollution, conservation of earth''s natural resources, climate, energy and geologic resource development, population dynamics, and related current issues in environmental geosciences. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0301035301


Course Number: GEOL 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Oceanography

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: This is an introductory study of the geological, chemical, physical and biological characteristics and processes of earth's oceans. Topics include the formation of ocean basins and geologic materials, composition of seawater, currents, waves and tides, oceanic interaction with the atmosphere, marine pollution, marine resources, and life in the ocean. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4006075303


Course Number: GEOL 1447 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Meteorology

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: This course will survey weather phenomena, climate, and the processes that control them. Topics covered include composition and structure of the atmosphere, interaction of the ocean and atmosphere, climate, hazards of severe weather, and methods of forecasting weather. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4004015103



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.