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GEOS 100 Physical Geology

Effective date: January 2017

The origin, composition, age, and processes of Earth are introduced. We study mineral and rock composition, and properties, rock-forming processes, geologic structures, earthquakes, and the plate tectonic model. We apply this knowledge to the geology of BC. A weekend field trip is optional. Previous study of chemistry is an asset.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies; University Transfer
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

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GEOS 110 Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere System

Effective date: January 2017

This course introduces the interrelationships of the Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere system. Discussion of the origin of this system leads to consideration of physical and chemical properties and processes, and the distribution of chemical components and energy through the system. Short- and long-term changes are investigated.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies; University Transfer
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

GEOS 240 Sedimentary Geology

Effective date: June 2003

We introduce physical and chemical processes involved in weathering, erosion, transportation, deposition and diagenesis of sediments related to the environment and natural resources. Physical, chemical and biological conditions in various terrestrial and marine sediments are considered. Principles of facies, correlation and stratigraphy and basin analysis are investigated.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies; University Transfer
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

GEOS 250 Introduction to Mineralogy

Effective date: May 2010

Minerals comprise rocks, provide natural resources and determine water-rock interactions for natural geochemical cycles. This course introduces basic methods for studying minerals to understand reactions, stability, and behaviour in nature. Classification is by density, hardness, refractive index, colour, luster, and radioactivity. Additional topics: sulfides, oxides, halides, silicates and gems.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies; University Transfer
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

GEOS 260 Introduction to Petrology

Effective date: January 2009

Rocks determine Earth's physical and chemical behaviour. They provide mineral resources and record how they form. This course introduces the dominant basic rock groups: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Classification is by occurrence, texture, mineralogy and chemistry. Laboratory exercises focus on rock suites, their origin, geological settings and ore deposits.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies; University Transfer
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

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