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GEOL 190 Introduction to Quantitative Geoscience

GEOL 190.  Introduction to Quantitative Geoscience.  3 Credits.   N   

This applied, introductory-level program will explore topics in geology, hydrogeology, physics, chemistry, and biology from a mathematical perspective. The course is designed for students with a desire to expand their mathematical skills, building on practical applications in the natural sciences. The study of lab and field sciences and mathematical problem-solving through rigorous, quantitative, and interdisciplinary investigations will be emphasized. The course will take students from a review of arithmetic and algebraic manipulations, to the use of logarithms, and functions, through series, trigonometry and graphing, and finish with an introduction to the elements of calculus and statistics. The course will utilize Excel as platform for calculating and graphing numerical examples of the problems presented. We expect students in this course to emerge with confidence in the basic use of mathematics commonly applied to investigate and model the natural world. Prerequisite: MATH 002, or two years of high school algebra and a score of 22 or higher on ACT mathematics, or a qualifying score on the mathematics placement test.

Bachelor of Arts in Geology

Why study geology? In Geology you get to apply techniques and knowledge from chemistry, physics, biology and math to answer important questions about Earth processes, history and future. Geologists are in demand to evaluate geologic hazards, evaluate natural resources, and understand the environment. The B.A. program allows many free electives for background courses in the sciences or liberal arts. The program permits study of traditional geology (with emphasis on the solid earth, the earth's surface, or environmental geology and natural resources), environmental geology (with emphasis on water or urban environmental geology), or an individually tailored program.

Bachelor of Science in Physics

...the following: GEOL 360 Field Investigation GEOL 562...Sciences I or CHEM 190 & CHEM 191 Foundations...

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

...Laboratory. Satisfied by: GEOL 101 & GEOL 103 The...Chemistry I or CHEM 190 & CHEM 191 Foundations...