General Science (GSCI) Courses

GSCI 120 Environmental Science
3 hours. This course will introduce the conceptual, interdisciplinary framework of environmental science by examining its physical, biological, and social components. Topics to be considered will include an inventory of the earth's resources, ecological principles, and the responses of systems to anthropogenic stress; population growth; biodiversity and conservation; and environmental sustainability. Two lectures and one laboratory per week.

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
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.

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