General Science (GSCI) Courses

GSCI 130 Fundamentals of Geology
3 hours. A systematic study of planet earth, this course covers 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 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.