Understanding the physical processes, natural hazards, earth materials, and natural resources of planet Earth, and the relationship of humans to this planet. Outstanding examples of natural features from national and local parks and monuments, using narrated high-resolution (including aerial) video.
Credit allowed for only one of the following: GEOL 110, GEOL 120 (Exploring Earth: Physical Geology), GEOL 122 (The Blue Planet: Geology of Our Environment), GEOL 124 (Geology of Natural Resources), GEOL 150 (Physical Geology for Scientists and Engineers).
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Biological/Physical Sciences (Category 3A) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Natural and Physical Sciences without Lab (GT-SC2).
There is no instruction the week of April 12th and instruction ends May 9, 2021.
Final exam will be given the week of May 10, 2021.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Physical Geology
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
- Physical Geology, 3rd Ed. (2017)
- Physical Geology (Loose Leaf), 2nd Ed. (2014)
Students need choose only one of the above texts.