GEOL-131: Physical Geology

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Physical Geology
Credit Hours
4.00
Contact Hours Per Week
5 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Introduces the materials, processes, and concepts of geology. Topics include minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism, erosion, water, wind, glaciers, and geologic time. Laboratory work is devoted to hands-on projects involving geologic materials and processes, including rocks and minerals, maps, folds and faults, and dating of geologic features and events. This is a four (4) credit course with three (3) hours of lecture and two (2) hours of laboratory per week.

MTA Categories
  • Category 6.1: Natural Sciences
  • Category 6.2: Natural Sciences with Laboratory Experience
General Education Categories
  • Natural Sciences
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632, steminfo@hfcc.edu, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.