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Geology

Students are offered a hands-on, outdoor learning about the landscapes of the Northwest. Many of our courses are transferable to other colleges and universities.

Many of our classes include opportunities for service learning and collaboration with other regional centers, including the Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center.

Classes

Course Name Credits Description
G 201 Physical Geology 4

Introduces physical geology which deals with minerals, rocks, internal structure of the earth and plate tectonics. Includes weekly lab. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 95 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

G 202 Physical Geology 4

Introduces physical geology which deals with mass wasting, streams, glaciers, deserts, beaches, groundwater, and use of topographic maps. Includes weekly lab. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 95 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

G 203 Historical Geology 4

Introduces historical geology which deals with geologic time, fossils, stratigraphic principles, and the geologic history of the North American continent. Includes weekly lab. G 201 or G 202 or GS 106 strongly recommended. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 95 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

G 207 Geology of the Pacific Northwest 3

Introduces the regional geology of the Pacific Northwest with emphasis on Oregon geology. Includes basic geologic principles, earth materials and geology of Pacific Northwest provinces. Prior geology experience strongly recommended. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

G 208 Volcanoes and Their Activity 3

Covers the origin, activity, products, classification and hazards of volcanoes. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Faculty and Staff

Namesort icon Title Email Phone
David Zimbelman Geology Instructor dzimbelman@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
Gretchen Gebhardt Geology Instructor ggebhardt@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031