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Course Descriptions

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

GEOL 10, 3 Units

Introduction to Geology

3 hours lecture (GR). Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in GEOL 1. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of the structure and materials that compose the earth’s surface and geologic processes responsible for shaping the earth: Nature and role of rocks and minerals; environmental processes and problems; dynamics of volcanism, earthquakes, plate tectonics, metamorphism, running water, ground water, glaciation, weathering and erosion.


GEOL 10L, 1 Unit

Introduction to Geology Lab

3 hours laboratory (GR). Prerequisite or Corequisite: GEOL 10. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

The laboratory component of Geology 10: Exercises on plate tectonics, analysis and identification of rocks and minerals, metamorphism, geologic structures, topographic and geologic maps, landscape development, seismology, hydrology, geological oceanography, geologic time, earth history, energy, and climate change.


GEOL 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Geology

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.


(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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