GSCI

GSCI 130 Fundamentals Of Geology
3 hours. A systematic study of planet earth. The nature and origin of common minerals, rocks, and geologic structures. Topics will include geology of the earth's crust, plate tectonics, the geology of Oregon, ground water contamination, and geologic hazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion, landslides, and flooding. This course meets general education requirements and requires no previous knowledge of geology. Two lectures, one two-hour laboratory per week, and two day-long field trips.

GSCI 285 Selected Topics in General Science
3 hours. A variety of topics may be offered to meet the special needs and interests of students, faculty, or visiting professors.

GSCI 485 Selected Topics
3 hours. A variety of topics may be offered to meet the special needs and interests of students, faculty, or visiting professors.